Johan Gustafsson (1618 - 1682)

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Birthplace: Kinnekulle, Skaraborg, Sweden
Death: Died in New Castle, Delaware, United States
Occupation: Soldier
Managed by: Gene
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About Johan Gustafsson

Johan married Brita Mansdotter (1639-1724) about 1655, probably at Fort Trinity in New Sweden. Brita is believed to be the daughter of Mans Andersson and wife Brita. Mans and Brita came to New Sweden in 1639 aboard the Kalmar Nyckel in the Second Swedish Expedition to New Sweden.

After the surrender of New Sweden to the Dutch, Johan Gustafsson moved northward to Kingsessing where he died c. 1682, leaving a widow and at least eleven children. They kept Gustafsson as their surname, but it was heard and written by the English as Eustason, Justison, etc. Justis, Justus or Justice finally evolved as the family surname.

http://www.colonialswedes.org/forefathers/Gustaf.html

http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Johann_Gustafsson_(c1618-c1682)

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:313216&id=I519

-------------------- was born in 1618 in Kinnekulle, Skaraborg lan, Sweden. He emigrated on 1 Nov 1642 from Sweden. Johan Gustafsson (1618-1682) sailed from Gottenburg November 1, 1642, on the "Swan" with Governor Printz in the Fifth Swedish Expedition and arrived on the Delaware below the present site of Philadelphia, Feb 15, 1643. Johan was one of the twelve soldiers in Fort Elfborg below the present city of Philadelphia on the east side of the Delaware from 1644 to 1653.

He came as a soldier under Governor Printz. Printz' successor, Governor Rising, promoted him to the position of a gunner and , as such, he was stationed at fort trinity (New castle) in 1655 when Captain Sven Skute surrendered the fort to the Dutch. He immigrated on 15 Feb 1643 to Fort Trinity, New Castle Co., DE. Came on the SWAN to the colony of New Sweden, on the Delaware River on 1 Nov 1642. Landed at Fort Christina (now Wilmington), DE), 15 Feb 1643. Later stationed at Fort Elfsborg, and then to Fort Trinity. He died in 1682 in Philadelphia, PA. Place of death possibly Upland Court District. Kinnekulle is a large wooded hill or plateau, nine miles long and four miles across, rising 860 feet above Lake Vanern in Skaraborg Lan in central Sweden.

"jan JUSTEN" on 13 Feb 1655/56 (English Calendar), requested he be allowed to make a plantation on the Christina Kill.

By 1669 he was at Kingsessing/West Philadelphia, PA; on the banks of Schuulkill and was granted a patent there as John EUSTA, dated 16 May 1669.

In the first English census of the Delaware, taken in 1671, Johan gustafsson was listed as "John Eustace." The Nov 1677 tax list for the Upland couourt jurisdiction showed a slight improvement in nameing "Jan Justa & 2 sons" as taxable (i.e., over 16 years of age).

After the surrender of New Sweden to the Dutch, John Gustafsson moved northward to Kingsessing where he died c. 1682, leaving a widow and at least eleven children. They kept Gustafsson as their surname, but it was heard and written by the English and Eustason, Justison, etc. Justis, Justus or Justice finally evolved as the family surname. Parents: GUSTAVUS.

http://www.familyorigins.com/users/s/k/i/Sunnie-L-Skiles/FAMO1-0001/d17.htm#P519

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Johan Gustafsson's Timeline

1618
1618
Skaraborg, Sweden
1654
1654
Age 36
Fort Trinity, New Castle, Delaware, United States
1655
1655
Age 37
Fort Trinity, New Sweden
1658
1658
Age 40
PROB. NEAR FORT CHRISTINA, DELAWARE
1660
1660
Age 42
Kingsessing, New Netherland
1662
1662
Age 44
Kinggessing, Philadelphia Cty, Penn.
1666
1666
Age 48
Chester, PA, USA
1668
1668
Age 50
Kingsessing, NY
1670
1670
Age 52
Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1673
1673
Age 55
Kingsessing, New Netherland