Christina Lom (c.1645 - 1663)

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Birthplace: Chester, PA, USA
Death: Died in Newark, DE, USA
Managed by: Kathryn "Cindy" Mary Guerin
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About Christina Lom

Christina Lom, born c. 1645, married Mårten Gertsson of Christina Creek c. 1663. She died after 1678. After her husband drowned out of his canoe in 1680, Lars Andersson Collinus and Sven Månsson Lom were named administrators of his estate. Her children:

Gertrude Gertsson, born 1664, died 1744 in Moyamensing; married John Stille, son of Olof Stille, 12 children. Armegot Gertsson, born 1664, died 1755 in Blockley Township, married Johan Skute, son of Captain Sven Skute, 3 children. Gerrit Gertsson [later Garrett], born c. 1672, died 1732 in Blockley Township, married (1st) Magdalena, (2nd) his cousin Regina Huling, daughter of Marcus Laurens, 8 children. Mårten Gertsson [later Garrett], born 1675, died 1751 in Blockley Township; married Brita Jonasdotter Nilsson, 5 children. 7510. Måns Svensson Lom & 7511. Anna Petersdotter {Sweden, … DE}

Måns born ~1600 in Roslagen, Sweden. [The reported birthplace of his eldest daughter, who was reported to be “almost grown up” in 1641]. Anna born ~1600 in Roslagen, Sweden, the d/o 15022. Peter Stille. (S) See Family notes. Mans was a tailor and Lieutenant in Sweden. 5/3/1641, Mans left Stolkholm with his family for New Sweden on the ship Charitas. On the eve of that ship’s departure from Stockholm, listed right above the family of Olof Stille and the bachelor Axel Stifle was “Måns Svensson Lom, a tailor and formerly a lieutenant, who intends to begin agriculture in New Sweden. He has received 5 Riksdaler but otherwise no salary; he goes with his wife, two almost grown-up daughters and a little son”. In New Sweden, Mans became one of the first settlers of present Delaware Co., where he settled with the Stille brothers [his wife’s brothers] on a tract called "Techoherassi" by the Indians. This was at present Eddystone, located on the Delaware River between Olof Stille's Creek (now Ridley Creek) and Crum Creek. 10/6/1646, during the war of words between Governor Johan Printz and the Dutch, Olof Stille and Måns Svensson Lom delivered one of the Governor's ultimatums to Andries Hudde, the Dutch commander at Fort Nassau. 3/1/1648, the account book of Hendrick Huygen, New Sweden's commissary, showed that Måns Svensson owed the New Sweden Company 274.17 guilders for his purchases from the company store. Bef. 7/27/1653 Mans died. [2 sons-in-law were signers of a petition to the Governor that he did not sign]. 6/9/1654, “Måns Lom’s widow”, Anna, was listed among the “old freemen” pledging allegiance to the new governor. Anna 2nd married Lars Andersson Collinus, a “münster” (minister's) scribe. By 1662, the Lom family (with its new father-in-law), moved to Moyamensing on the Delaware River in present South Philadelphia. By 1664 the Olof Stille family had joined them. 6/3/1664, Lars Andersson, Olof Stille and Marten Cleinsmit received a patent on Moyamensing. (S) 1671 Census of DE by Craig, P14. 1689, Lars Andersson Collinus died. (S) Swedish Colonial News, V1, No.12, Fall 1995, by Dr. Peter S Craig, Historian, Swedish Colonial Society.

Family notes: • Although the surname of Lom died out by 1685, it is probable that Måns Svensson Lorn had more descendants than any other settler of New Sweden. He had 9 children, 50 or more grandchildren and at least 250 great-grandchildren. When Andreas Rudman took his census of the Wicaco congregation in 1697, thirty percent (165) of them were Lom's descendants. • The name of his wife is not found in any surviving record. Based on Swedish naming patterns, she was likely Anna Petersdotter, the sister of Olof and Axel Stille, sons of Peter Stille of Roslagen. • Lom, pronounced "Loom" in Swedish, sometimes spelled that way. It means “loon” or “diver” which is typical of the kind of name assigned to a Swedish seaman.

Children of Mans and Anna:

i. Margaret Lom (3755), born 1626 in Roslagen.

ii. Catharine Lom, born ~1628 in Roslagen. Catharine married John Wheeler, and Englishman. Aft. 1653, they moved to Swanwyck, near the Dutch Fort Casimir (New Castle). 7/27/1653, John a signer [one of 22] of a petition against Governor Printz. They moved to Fort Casimir [New Castle]. By 1658, they moved to their “Wheeler’s Point” estate on the Sassafras River in Cecil Co., MD. They created their “Roundstone” estate on the Elk River. Bef. 1671 Catharine died . Children: Samuel Wheeler, born c. 1650 in DE. He remained in Cecil Co. on his father's “Roundstone” plantation. John Wheeler Jr, born c. 1654 in DE. 1677, he sold his father’s “Wheelers Point” plantation in Cecil Co. to his brother-in-law Nicholas Allum and moved with brother Anders to Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth ?; no children. 1698, he died. Anna Wheeler, born c. 1656, in DE. She married Nicholas Allum. Anders Johnsson Wheeler, born c. 1660 in MD. He 1st married Catharine Andersdotter Svensson. He inherited the Moyamensing estate of his step-grandfather Lars Andersson. He 2nd married Anna Maria Georgen. 1720, Anders died at Moyamensing.

iii. Peter Månsson, born ~1638 in Roslagen. He never used the family name. He married a d/o Sven Gunnarsson. 1671, Peter lives with his mother and stepfather. (S) 1671 Census of DE by Craig, P15. 4/7/1673 Peter was a 1/3 owner of “Bought on the Delaware”, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co. He got his share from his brother-in-law Michael Nilsson. By 7/9/1675 Peter had moved to Cecil Co., [MD]. Peter’s wife died before him, possibly due to complications of childbirth. 1/1677 Peter died in Cecil Co. leaving his property to his son Anders upon turning 21. (S) 1671 Census of the Delaware by Craig, P37. Children: Anders Petersson. 2/8/1677, Olle Svensson, Peter Månsson's brother-in-law, attempted, without success, to become his guardian. Anders appears to have died in his minority in Cecil Co.

iv. Anna Lom, born 1641 at sea between Sweden and America. Anna married Giösta Danielsson, who arrived, in New Sweden in 1654 as a tailor and soldier. 1668, they own a lot at Upland (Chester) creek. (S) 1671 Census by Craig, P31. 1671, they live in Upland. (S) 1671 Census of DE. 1677, “Justa Daniells” in Upland Co., DE. (S) 1677 DE Tax List. 1681, Giösta died intestate in Upland. Children: Margaret Danielsson, baptized 1658 at the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam (New York). 1675, she married Casper Fish. 1697, she died in Gloucester Co., NJ. Brigitta Danielsson, born c. 1660. She became the 2nd wife of Marcus Laurens, a Holsteiner. ~1685 she died in Gloucester Co., NJ. Maria Danielsson, born 1663. She married Nils Nillsson Gastenberg. 1699 she died at Tacony, Philadelphia Co.

v. Beata Lom, born 1643 in New Sweden. Beata reported to be the first girl born in New Sweden. 1/1662 she became the 2nd wife of Pastor Lars Carlsson Lock, who came to New Sweden in 1648. ~1663 over 20 Finnish families, members of Lock's congregation at Tinicum Island, moved to Crane Hook, in Dutch controlled territory south of the Christina River. Granted religious freedom by the New Amstel governor, Alexander d’Hinojossa, the Finns built a log church at Crane Hook, which Lock served until his death. ~1664, Lars acquired, as his personal property, the former Techoherassi estate of Olof Stille. 1669, a number of the Finns plotted a rebellion against the British. Lars lent support for the scheme and was heavily fined for his role in the “Long Finn Rebellion”. 1671, they live in Upland. (S) 1671 Census of DE. 1677, Lars’ role as the only minister on the Delaware ended when the Swedes living NE of Mill (Darby) Creek built a new log church at Wicaco and invited Jacob Fabritius to be their pastor. 1679, a 3-year litigation over the ownership of a mare between Lars and Hans Petersson was concluded by intervention of the Governor. 9/1688, Lars died at Upland Creek, age 64. 1689, Beata died in the Spring at Upland. Their minor children went to to Gloucester Co., NJ to live with their aunt, Maria Lom, wife of Johan Mattsson. Children: Anders Lock, born ~1663. 1694, he married Christina Fish, sister of Casper Fish, and widow of Hans Petersson. 8/5/1716 he died in Gloucester Co. of a rattlesnake bite. Måns Lock, born ~1665, He never married. ~1698 he died in Gloucester Co. Catharina Lock “Jones”, born ~1668. ~1692 she married John Jonasson [Nilsson]. 1697 they separated. [He apparently was a sailor and was gone frequently]. 1715, Catharina, a longtime housekeeper John Bowles, inherited his entire estate. 3/22/1720 she died in Gloucester Co. John Lock, born ~1670. By 1713 he married Catharine Hoffman, d/o Frederick Hoffman. 11/6/1720 he died in Gloucester Co. [Catharine later remarried]. Peter Lock, born ~1673. ~1703, he married Maria ?. 6/13/1731 he died in Gloucester Co., a vestryman at the Swedish church at Raccoon. Maria Lock, born ~1675. She had illegitimate child by Hermanus Helm. 6/1/1797, she secured an order from the Gloucester Co. court against Hermanus Helm to pay support for her illegitimate child, born the previous April. She married Anders Hoffman. Aft. 1749 she died. Gustaf Lock, born ~1680. ~1709 he married Magdalena Hoffman, d/o Frederick Hoffman. 1742, Fall, he died in Gloucester Co. Unknown girl, born ~1682. 1748 she told Peter Kalm that her mother, Beata Lom, was the first girl born in New Sweden.

vi. Christina Lom, born ~1645 in New Sweden. ~1663 Christina married Mårten Gertsson of Christina Creek. 1677, “Marten Gerritz” in Upland Co., DE. (S) 1677 DE Tax List. Aft. 1678 Christina died. 10/1680, Mårten drowned in his canoe on the Christina river; Lars Andersson Collinus and Sven Månsson Lom were named administrators of his estate. Children: Gertrude Gertsson, born 1664. [twin] She married her 1st cousin John Stille, s/o Olof Stille. 1744 she died in Moyamensing. Armegot Gertsson, born 1664. [twin] She married Johan Skute, s/o Captain Sven Skute. (S) 1671 Census by Craig, P27. 3/22/1755 she died in Blockley Township at 91 years old. Gerrit Gertsson [later Garrett], born ~1672. By 1696 he married 1st Magdalena ?,. He married 2nd his cousin Regina Huling, d/o Marcus Laurens. 1732 he died in Blockley Township. Mårten Gertsson [later Garrett], born ~1675. He married Brigitta Jonasdotter, youngest d/o Jonas Nilsson. 1751 he died in Blockley Township.

vii. Sven Månsson Lom, born ~1648. 1671, Sven lives with his mother and stepfather. (S) 1671 Census of DE by Craig, P15. 1677, “Sven Lom” in Upland Co., DE. (S) 1677 DE Tax List. 11/23/1677, Sven one of 24 Swedes petitioning for land for a town. (S) See No.3754 Family notes. 11/1680, Sven named the administrator of the estate of his brother-in-law Mårten Gertsson. 1685 Sven died in Blockley Township. Children: Utro Lom.

viii. Helena Lom, born 1650. 1670, Helena married Michael Nilsson Laican [Lycon], born in Sweden. 1677, “Michael Nealson” in Upland Co., DE. (S) 1677 DE Tax List. Initially they lived at “Bought on the Delaware”, later occupied by her brother Peter Månsson. This land was between Dog creek and Bought creek. 1671, Michael Nilsson and Peter Cock3754 secure the 1st land patents at Shackmaxon. 1671, they moved to Shackamaxon to share land with her nephew, Lasse Cock, s/o Peter. (S) 1671 Census by Craig, P13. 11/12/1678, Lars Cock made a grant of 300 acres at Shackamaxon. The deed stated that the 1800 acres of Shackamaxon was owned by Lars, his brother “Moens”, Gunnar Rambo, and Michel “Neilson”. 1/1/1684, Peter & Michael Nilsson, and Gunnar Rambo granted Jacob Jongh of Gothenburg 50 acres at Shackamaxon. [Jacob Young became the schoolmaster]. 7/17/1689, they stayed in Shackamaxon after inheriting land at Moyamensing from Lars Andersson Collinus. 1693, (S) 1693 Census – Michell Niellsson, 11 people. They lived at Shackamaxon on land valued at £150. 5/31/1693, 26 members, including Michael [his mark “ML”], of the Wicaco Church signed a petition to Sweden requesting a new minister, bibles, and song books. 1697, Michael born in 1644 according to the 1697 church census. 1699, they moved to Mantua Creek, Gloucester Co., [NJ]. 8/17/1703 Michael wrote his will; proved 9/24/1707. 4/17/1704, Michael died in Gloucester Co., survived by his wife and 10 children. His burial record states he was 73. 1/3/1720, Helena died in Gloucester Co. and was buried at the Raccoon Creek church. The record indicates she was 70. (S) 1671 Census of the Delaware by Craig, P36. Children: Catharine Laican, born 1671 in New Sweden. By 1697 she married Lawrence Huling, eldest s/o Marcus Laurens. Anna Laican, born 8/21/1673 in New Sweden. By 1697 she married her 1st cousin once removed, John Rambo, s/o Anna Cock3754iii. She died died in Upper Merion Township. Gertrude Laican, born 12/16/1675 in New Sweden. She married her cousin Peter Ericksson Cock. ~1721 she died in Gloucester Co. Nils Laican, born 2/20/1677 in New Sweden. He married his cousin Susannah Fish. 1733 he died in Gloucester Co. Måns Laican, born 3/10/1679 in New Sweden. He married Maria ?. 1728 he died in Gloucester Co. Anders Laican, born 3/11/1682 in New Sweden. He never married. 1733 he died in Gloucester Co. Christina Laican, born 2/17/1684 in New Sweden. She married her cousin Elias Fish. She died in Gloucester Co. Michael Laican, born 10/11/1686 in New Sweden. He married Anna Hoffman. 7/17/1689, he inherited part of Lars Andersson Collinus’ Moyamensing plantation. Aft. 1740 he died in Gloucester Co. Helena Laican, born 12/29/1689 in New Sweden. She married her cousin Casper Fish Jr. She died in Gloucester Co. Zacharias Laican, born 12/26/1696 in New Sweden. He never married. 1733 he died in Gloucester Co.

ix. Maria Lom, born 1652. 1671, Maria lives with her mother and stepfather. (S) 1671 Census of DE by Craig, P15. ~1672, Maria married John Mattsson, s/o Matthias Hanson, aka “John Dalbo”, Dalbo being his step father. His father was killed by Indians. 1677, “John Mattson” in Upland Co., DE. (S) 1677 DE Tax List. 11/23/1677, John one of 24 Swedes petitioning for land for a town. (S) See No.3754 Family notes. They lived at Moyamensing. John owned ¼ of the land, as arranged by Maria’s stepfather. 9/25/1684, John sold his land and they moved to Great Mantua Creek, Gloucester Co. [NJ]. ~1690, they cared for the younger children of Lars and Beata Lock after their deaths. 1693, (S) 1693 Census – John Matzson, 11 people. They lived on 200 acres on Great Mantua Creek. Many of the people are “Lock” nephews and nieces. Bef 1700 Maria died. (S) Will of John. 3/12/1700, John Matson wrote his will, inventoried 5/3/1701. 1701, John died. Children: Anna Mattsson, born ~1674. ~1692 she married Staffan Jönsson aka Stephen Jones, s/o Anders Jonsson Ekoren. 6/10/1721 she died in Gloucester Co. Matthias Mattsson, born ~1676. He never married. 1700 he died in Gloucester Co. Mans Mattsson, born ~1678. ~1703 he married Elizabeth ?. ~1706 he died. Anders Mattsson, born ~1680. ~1712 he married Maria Van Culen, d/o Jacob. 1734 he died in Lower Greenwhich Township, Gloucester Co. Gertrude Mattsson, born ~1682. ~1702 she married Lawrence Holstein. Aft. 1727 she died in Piles Grove, Salem Co. Brigitta Mattsson, born ~1686. 1706 she married Eric Steelman. 11/6/1726 she died at Repaupo Creek, Gloucester Co. Maria Mattsson born aft. 1690. 2/27/1717, she married William Philpot of Salem Co. [his 2nd wife]. Aft. 1745 she died in Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.

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Chester, PA, USA
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Newark, DE, USA
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