Biography - William Jordan

William F. JORDAN, farmer, P. O. Harvel, was born in Maryland September 1, 1825, and when ten years of age his parents went to Trumbull County, Ohio, where he received his education, and assisted his father upon the homestead until he was twenty-one years of age, when he came to Greene County, and eight years later removed to Montgomery County, and settled upon the farm where he now resides, and which was at that time unbroken prairie, and the house built at that time was the first in that portion of the county. He has since made all the improvements necessary for comfort, and which are usually found upon a well-regulated farm. His father, William JORDAN, was born in Maryland April 11, 1796, and died May 23, 1870. His wife, Catharine RUMMEL, was also a native of Maryland, born April 6, 1797, and is still living. She is the mother of ten children, viz.: William F., our subject; Hiram W., born February 3, 1827, and died August 5, 1831; Mary A., born December 9, 1828; Elizabeth J., born February 1, 1830, and died November 8, 1854; Cyrus H., born August 3, 1831; Lewis W., born April 28, 1833; Catharine E., born June 28, 1834; Montgomery P., born October 11, 1836, and died November 15, 1838; Alpheus C., born January 10, 1841; Emily A., born November 20, 1842, and died August 3, 1864. William, the eldest son, was married May 24, 1860, to Welta WINN, who was born in Greene County, Ill., in 1840, in April. She is the mother of nine children living, viz.: Josephine, Henry, William, Charles, Marion, Cora, Birdie, George and Hardan. Politically, Mr. J. has been identified with the Republican party, but now his sympathies are with the Greenback party. Although he grows all the crops usually raised upon a farm, he makes a specialty of grain.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 246-247.

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