Michael Nilsson Laican

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Michael Nilsson Laican

Birthplace: Lyckan, Arvika, Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden
Death: Died in Gloucester Township, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Nils Anderson Andersson and Elin Andersdotter
Husband of Helena (Ella) Lom
Father of Anna Nilsson Lycon; Catharina Lycon; Gertrude Lycon; Nicholas (Nils) Lycon; Måns Laican and 2 others
Brother of Anna Nilsdotter; Nils Nilsson Lycon; Christina Nilsdotter; Hans Petersson Laican; Ingeborg Laicon and 2 others

Managed by: <private> Moye
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About Michael Nilsson Laican

born c. 1644 in Sweden, married Helena Lom in 1670. She was the daughter of Måns Svensson Lom and step-daughter of Lars Andersson Collinus of Moyamensing. Michel moved with his brother Peter to Shackamaxon, which remained his home until 1699, when he sold his lands and moved to a plantation on Woodbury Creek in Gloucester County. Although he had been named a church warden at Gloria Dei Church in 1701, he was instrumental in establishing the new Swedish church on Raccoon Creek in 1702. He was buried on 17 April 1704. He was survived by ten children http://www.colonialswedes.org/forefathers/Andersson-Lykins.html

Neither Peter nor Michel could write. They signed documents with a “P” or an “M.” Among literate Swedes their surname was spelled Laijkan, Laican, Leikan and Laikan. In deeds and wills, the English scriveners used the spelling of Lakian, Lykell, Lyckan, Lykan, Likin, Lycon, Loykan, Laycon, Leycon and Laicon. Their descendants also have similar variations to the surname.

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Michael Nilsson Laican's Timeline

Arvika, Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden
Age 25
Age 27
August 21, 1673
Age 29
Philadelphia, p, United States
December 16, 1675
Age 31
February 20, 1677
Age 33
October 1679
Age 35
November 1686
Age 42
December 29, 1689
Age 45
August 17, 1703
Age 59
Gloucester Township, NJ, USA