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Clarence Emil Johann JORDAN

Male 1900 - 1985  (85 years)


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  • Name Clarence Emil Johann JORDAN 
    Born 21 Apr 1900  Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 1985  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Jul 1985  Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From “Hartford, S.D. 1881-1981 Centennial”:

      JORDAN, the C. W. family came to Dakota Territory in 1882 settling first near the Trinity Lutheran Church, but taking up a homestead one year later in Section 19 Wall Lake Township. Jordan located his home and barn on an established trail to Sioux Falls. C. W. Jordan was a rock mason, learning this trade from his father, C. W. Sr., thus most of the original buildings were erected on rock foundations. The first barn was a basement barn erected on a rock wall without mortar, as was a cave and a retaining wall near the house which are still standing.

      Much of the Jordan family’s income during those early years was eggs and cream, which they sold from door to door in Sioux Falls. What was left was traded for groceries on those weekly trips to the city. Six children were born to the family: Minnie (Mrs. John Grave); Anna, (Mrs. Henry Boy); Augusta (Mrs. Otto Kroeger); Charles (killed as a child in a runaway); Emma (Mrs. Jake Jorgensen) and Clarence. The latter two are still living and active.

      Many events took place at the Jordan farm. Among them the renting of “the Bowery,” a portable dance floor secured for Anna’s and Augusta’s wedding receptions. Several 4th of July picnics open to the neighborhood were held on the farm. Everyone chipped in on the beverages. None of the picnics got out of hand, but the writer remembers stories handed down that certain individuals just may have stood around the keg a little too long! A Ladies Corn Picking contest was held on the Jordan Farm in 1940.

      C.. W. Jordan’s father came to live with the family in the early 1900’s, so his generation, C. W.’s generation, his son Clarence, grandson Arvid, and Arvid’s children comprise the five generations to live on this place.

      The family has been active in many community events, including 4-H, township and school governments. Clarence served for many years on the Farmers Elevator Board in Hartford. He and his wife, Elsa are now retired and live in Sioux Falls. Their children are Arvid, Ardeth (Mrs. Norman Rang) and Clarice (Mrs. Lowell Voigt) who reside in Sioux Falls.

      Arvid, his wife Doris and daughter Lori are living on the homestead. Lee, his wife Jeri and two daughters, Cari and Jill, live three miles west of Wall Lake. Bruce, his wife Sandy and son Nicholas, live southwest of Wall Lake. Neil, his wife Dephine, and daughter Jamie and son Brian reside in Sioux Falls.

      Music is the hobby of all the Jordan Family and they have performed in many area events.

      Obituary: Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, SD: Friday, July 12, 1985:
      “Clarence E. Jordan, 85, of 1907 S. Walts Ave., died Thursday in his home.
      Mr. Jordan was born April 21, 1900 in Hartford, where he grew up and farmed the Jordan Homestead near Wall Lake until 1951, when he retired. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1951, and worked as a maintenance man for Midwest Beach for several years until ill health forced him to retire. Mr. Jordan married Elsa Volsch March 3, 1924, in Sioux Falls.
      He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. He had been a 4-H leader for many years, a member of the Lakeview School No. 110 school board, the Wall Lake township board, the Hartford Farmers Elevator, and a former member of the official board of the Hartford United Methodist Church.
      Survivors include: his wife, a son, Arvid, Hartford; two daughters: Mrs. Norman (Ardeth) Rang and Mrs. Lowell (Clarice ) Voight, both of Sioux Falls; 11 grandchliildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be held before the memorial service.
      Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today in Miller Funeral Home.
      A prayer service will be said at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.”
    Person ID I1152  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 4 May 2018 

    Family Elsa Anna Maria VOLSCH,   b. 3 Mar 1902, Wall Lake Twp., Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1994, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1924  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Arvid Louis JORDAN,   b. 31 Mar 1927, Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 2007, Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Ardeth JORDON
     3. Clarice Elida JORDAN
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1900 - Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1924 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jul 1985 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Jul 1985 - Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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