John Jordan September 1, 1770- Feb. 1845
After the death of his parents he entered the office of his uncle, Godfrey Haga, the eminent merchant and philanthropist of Philadelphia, and in 1793 succeeded him in business. On August 23, 1604 he married Elizabeth, daughter of hon. William and Sabina Henry, of Northhampton county, Pennsylvania.
John Jordan, son of Frederick and Catherine (Eckel) Jordan, was born in Alexandra township, Hunterdon county New Jersey September 1, 1770 was but fourteen years of age when his father died, and his mother dying two years later, he came to Philadelphia and entered the counting house of his uncle Godfrey Haga, the eminent merchant and philanthropist, and in 1793 succeeded him in the business there.
* Name: Frederick JORDAN
* Sex: M
* Birth: 1744
* Death: 1784
Excerpt from "Memorials of the Huguenots", pg 82, by Rev. A. Stapleton, A.M., M.S., published 1901
"In 1738 arrived Jean Jourdan, whose father fled from France to the Palatinate of the Revocation. He established himself at Mt. Pleasant, in Hunterdon County in New Jersey, but his family eventually located in Pennsylvania. Among the sons of the emigrant was Frederick, born in 1744, and whose son John, born 1770, located in Philadelphia. John Jordan Jr (1808-1890),a son of the latter, was an eminent Moravian philanthropist who, among other noble deeds, so munificently supported and endowed the Pennsylvania Historical Society."
There is some handwritten notes in the margins of this book which state---
See Rupp's Collection of 30000 Names pg 123
" Penna German Pioneers, Vol 1, pages 226-228-230.
Will of Frederick Jordan was probated in 1784 (can't read this part) Mark.
Jean (John) Jourdan, a Huguenot refugee from the German Palatinate in 1712 came to Hunterdon Co. NJ in 1738.