Gertrude Svensdotter (1636 - 1695)

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Birthplace: Sweden
Death: Died in New Sweden colony
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About Gertrude Svensdotter

Gertrude Svensdotter, born c. 1638 in Sweden, married the New Sweden soldier Jonas Nilsson in 1654 and died in Kingsessing c. 1695, survived by eleven children:

  1. Nils Jonasson, born in 1655, died at Aronameck in 1735. Married Christina Gästenberg c. 1683; 8 children.
  2. Judith Jonasdotter, born c. 1658, died at Manatawny, Berks County in 1727. Married Peter Petersson Yocum by 1676; 10 children.
  3. Gunilla Jonasdotter, born c. 1661, died in Gloucester County NJ. Married Måns Petersson Cock in 1680; 7 children.
  4. Måns Jonasson, born 1663, died at Manatawny 1727. Married Ingeborg Lycon c. 1690; 6 children.
  5. Anders Jonasson, born c. 1666, died at Aronameck 1728. Married Catharina Boon by 1691; 9 children.
  6. Christina Jonasdotter, born c. 1668, married (1) Frederick King 1686; (2) Nicklas Lindemeyer 1700; 7 children.
  7. John Jonasson, born c. 1670, died after 1738. Married Catharina Lock 1693; 5 daughters.
  8. Peter Jonasson, born c. 1673, died after 1697; no known issue.
  9. Jonas Jonasson, born c. 1675, died at Kingsessing 1738. Married Anne Amesby 1702; 7 children.
  10. Brigitta Jonasdotter, born 1678, died in Blockley Township 1753. Married Mårten Garrett 1703; 5 children.
  11. Jonathan Jonasson, born c. 1681, died at Kingsessing 1748. Married Mary; 2 children.

RECORD:

1. Peter Stebbins Craig and Henry Wesley Yocom, Yocums of Aronameck in Philadelphia, 1648 - 1702, The (National Genealogical Quarterly Vol. 71 No. 3 December 1983), pg. 248.

Swedish Colonial News Vol. 1 No. 15 (Spring 1997)  ?updated version??. 

"Jonas' wife Gertrude, was also a formidable woman. Her outspoken critism of defamatory remarks by the English against the Swedes was at least once the subject of court notice."

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Gertrude Svensdotter's Timeline

1636
1636
Sweden
1639
September 1639
Age 3
Aboard the Kalmar Nyckel, a reconstruction of which is now in Deleware (as of 2002). Came as a one year old infant with her pregnant mother, convict father and three year old brother.
1653
1653
Age 17
New Sweden PA
1655
May 1655
Age 19
New Sweden, Aroostook, ME.
1658
February 4, 1658
Age 22
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1661
1661
Age 25
New Sweden, Aroostook, Maine
1663
1663
Age 27
New Sweden, Tinicum Island, PA
1666
1666
Age 30
1668
1668
Age 32
New Sweden, Aroostook, Maine
1670
1670
Age 34