When Jeremiah R Jordan was born on 25 September 1833, in Indiana, United States, his father, David Jordan, was 27 and his mother, Anna Coffin, was 33. He lived in Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 7 August 1857, at the age of 23, and was buried in Manilla, Walker Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.
English, German, French (mainly Alsace and Haute-Savoie), Polish, Czech, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian personal name or nickname Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was a common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.