Biography of William Jordon
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Jordon, William, was born in Westphalia, Germany, September 5, 1845, son of Joseph and Sophia Jordon. He was educated in their schools, and afterwards learned the trade of brushmaker. In 1865 he came to the United States and located in Lansingburgh, N. Y., where he plies his vocation. April 4, 1868, he married Caroline Bebernitz, of this place, formerly of Germany, by whom he had seven children, four of whom are now living: Fred, Frank G., Harry J. and Eugene. Mr. Jordon is a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 58, F. & A. M., in which he has held the position of secretary for twenty years. He is also a member of Phoenix Chapter No. 133, R. A. M., and has been its secretary fifteen years; of Bloss Council No. 14, R. & S. M., of Apollo Commandery No. 15, K. T. He has served as trustee of the village in the First ward from 1886 to 1888. The ancestry of the family is German on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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