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Surname Saturday: Jourdan

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

walldorf_germanyBack to my father’s side this week. Here’s what I know (or think I do!) about my direct JOURDAN ancestors:

1. Dean Richardson

2. David Richardson (1935-1998)

3. Margaret Jourdan, born 01 June 1903 in Erie, Erie County, PA; died 25 January 1982 in Erie, Erie County, PA

4. Friedrich Jourdan, born 08 February 1864 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; died 03 May 1951 in Erie, Erie County, PA

5. Jakob Jourdan I, born 28 January 1833 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; died 11 September 1902 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany

6. Johann Peter Jourdan II, born 23 November 1792 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; died 27 September 1866 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany

7. Jean Philippe Jourdan, born 28 January 1759 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; died 08 December 1833 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany

8. Pierre Jourdan, born 12 January 1713 in Palmbach, Wuerttemburg, Germany; died 08 September 1766 in Walldorf, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany

9. Jean Jourdan, born 06 June 1689 in Roure, Piemont, France; died 16 April 1754 in Palmbach, Wuerttemburg, Germany

10. Janon Jourdan, born 1651 in Roure, Piemont, France; died 16 February 1705 in Palmbach, Wuerttemburg, Germany

My main source for the Jourdan line in Walldorf, Palmbach and Roure is the book “Das Walldorfer Familienbuch, 1699-1875″ authored by Wilhelm Klink and Jean Becker, published in 1974 by the “Working group for Walldorf history and  genealogy” and the city of Walldorf.

The picture in this post is of the Astorhaus, which according to Wikipedia “was built in 1854 from a pecuniary legacy of deceased John Jacob Astor to his hometown.” I have no idea whether or not I’m related to Mr. Astor, of “Waldorf-Astoria” fame. If any Jourdan cousins can clue me in, I’d be grateful.