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The JORDAN Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on JORDAN. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Jordan family.

There are 11 different first-name entries for Jordan in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Jordan neighbors in 1890:

In COLLEGE Township:

Blanche M.--State College

In GREGG Township:

David, 12, laborer--Farmers Mills

In HAINES Township:

Adam, 66, laborer--Poe Mills
	George L. 33
John H., 40, laborer--Poe Mills
	Eliza E.
	John W. 15
	David S. 12
	Emma S.
	Amanda R.
	Perry O. 2
	Delpha
Joseph, 85, farmer--Aaronsburg
	Emma R.
William A., 27, laborer--Fiedler

In HARRIS Township:

Jesse O., 73, shoemaker--Boalsburg
	Julian

In PATTON Township:

George, 42, farmer--Buffalo Run
	Ellen E.
	Maggie
	Charles S. 14
	Willis F. 13
	Boyd E. 11
	Matilda D.
	Ella
	George 3
	Frederick

In PENN Township:

Daniel A., 31, farmer--Millheim
	Anna C.
	Ella C.

In POTTER Township:

Alice--Tusseyville
Eliza--Tusseyville
	Samuel 17
	Daniel 13
George, 21, laborer--Tusseyville
George W., 27, laborer--Tusseyville
	Mary
John, 47, farmer--Tusseyville
	Alice M.
	Charles F. 13
	Christia J.
Katie--Tusseyville
	Andrew 60
	Maria
	William A. 23
	Andrew G. 18
	Emmett T. 16
	Stewart 14
	Mary
	John J. 6
Peter B., 40, shoemaker--Tusseyville
	Mary A.
	Jacob J. 11
Susan--Centre Hill

In SPRING Township:

George, 39, laborer--Bellefonte
	Lyda
	William 17
	Bertha E.
	Claude 12
	Harry 8
	Oliver 3