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MILDRED JORDAN (Bausher) 1901-1982

Born in Chicago, Mildred Jordan graduated from Wellesley College in 1922 and married J. Lee Bausher in 1923. They moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania where they raised a family, and she edited the Berks County Historical Magazine. She also wrote several historical novels and stories for children under her maiden name. She is considered a 'Pennsylvania Dutch' writer because almost all her stories are about the Pennsylvania Germans, or are set in Pennsylvania.


One Red Rose Forever, (1941) - is a romantic historical novel based on the life a 'Baron' Henry William Stiegel, an early American glassmaker in Manheim, Lancaster Co. PA. To this day, the Zion Lutheran church on the town square in Manheim pays an annual rent of "one red rose" to a descendant of the Stiegel family for the original gift of the land upon which the church was built.

Apple in the Attic, (1942) - a novel about Pennsylvania Dutch farmers

The Shoo-fly Pie, (1944) - a story for young readers set in Amish country

I Won't Said the King, (1945) - a fairy tale for children

Asylum for the Queen, (1948) - a historical novel based on the plot by French loyalists to rescue Marie Antoinette and her family from Imprisonment and bring them to a colony in Pennsylvania.

Miracle in Brittany, (1950)

Echo of the Flute, (1958) - her last novel, set in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War

She also published two non-fiction works:

Proud to be Amish,(1968)

The Distelfink Country of the Pennsylvania Dutch, (1968)

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