Pål Jönsson (1611 - 1664)

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Nicknames: "Paul Jonsson", "Pål Jönsson", "Pål Jönsson Mullica"
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Birthplace: Kopparberg, Mora, Sweden
Death: Died in DE, USA
Managed by: Holly Peterson
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About Pål Jönsson

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

Three and a half centuries ago, in 1654, the shp Eagle arrived in New Sweden, carrying many Finns. Among them was the large family of Pål Jönsson Mullica. Generally known as Pål Jönsson, his Finnish surname (Mullikk-a) rarely appeared in the records. On one occasion he was called "little Pole," leading one genealogist to claim he was the first of Polish birth to come to America. However, records show that he came originally from Mora parish in Hälsing-land, but probably had moved to western Sweden prior to being recruited by Captain Sven Skute to come to Amer-ica.

Many passengers had died during the trans-Atlantic voyage of the Eagle and Pål Mullica was himself in poor health, so that his family initially had to be supported by charity. After the Dutch takeover in 1655, the family was living on the southwest side of the Christina River, oblique-ly opposite Fort Christina. In June 1656, Marga-reta, the wife of Pål Jönsson the Finn, complained to the Dutch court at Fort Casimir (present New Castle) that Anders the Finn was threatening to take her grain from the field and secured an injunction from the court, prohibiting further molestation. This land was being rented on half shares.

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Paul Jonsson // Pål Jönsson // Pål Jönsson Mullica's Timeline

1611
1611
Kopparberg, Mora, Sweden
1636
April 6, 1636
Age 25
Mora, Pelsbo Parish, Halsingland, Sweden
1643
1643
Age 32
Sverige
1664
1664
Age 53
DE, USA
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Sweden
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