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A Quaker Family Cemetery,
Out at Penrose in Jordan, Whiteside county, IL seven miles north of Sterling is a "Friends Cemetery", formerly called the "Quaker burial grounds for East Jordan monthy meeting of friends". At this place years ago Jordan's faithful Friends in society, would gather every First Day morning (Sunday) for a hour's worship and often times without a preacher. A flourishing First Day school also ran in connection with the church as a part of its discipline. Some years ago this particular meeting was laid down and the house sold and moved away. In this cemetery now lie the elder Johns of Jordan, the last Elida and Sarah, some of their deceased children and grandchildren, also the aged Rueben John and wife of Palmyra, he a recommended minister of the society: also a lady friend long living in Dixon, and upon her tomstone were read the name of "Mother Spencer. In this cemetery are the remains of John & Eliza Anthony, who were Quaker pioneers over in Genesee. All together there are now thirty bodies buried here, about the number that once composed the meeting Friends of Jordan. Elida John in his life time gave the grounds for both church and burial, and in his will he left a neat sum for the latter's upkeep. The proceeds from sale of the "meeting house" helped largely in putting the cemetery into it present condition. The board of trustees is appointed by Clear Creek monthly meeting in Putnam County, sixty miles away, the nearest church relative we have in reach. The present board of trustees is composed of Clarence and Harry John of Jordan, and the third member is the writer.