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Lucas Peterson (b. - 1686)

Lucas Petersson (#132) from Öland, Sweden, came to New Sweden in 1641. Around 1653 he fled the colony and moved to Dutch-controlled Fort Casimir. On 4 June 1658, Jacob Alrichs, Governor of New A...


Knut Mårtensson (b. - c.1677)

1644: cultivating tobacco for the Company on the plantation at Christina ‧ 1648: a Freeman


Axel Stille (c.1612 - d.)

After the 1653 “mutiny” against Governor Printz, Axel Stille and John Wheeler fled New Sweden and may have first taken refuge near Fort Casimir (later New Amstel and finally New Castle,...


Olof Persson (Peterson) Stille (c.1610 - c.1684)

"Olaf Petersson Stille"

Wikipedia biography Olof Persson Stille & Hans Månsson To engange in agriculture, paid at the start 50 daler, copper money, drawing no additional wages, but to be paid for whatever work ...


Johan Andersson // Stålkofta (Steelcoat) // Stalcop (1627 - 1685)

"Stålkofta (Steel jacket)", "Jan Stalcop", "John Anderson"

Progenitor of the Stalcup line in America. A qualifying New Sweden Forefather.3 Also called Johan Andersson von Strengnis. Gunner Johan Andersson Stalcop was born in 1627 at Strängnäs, ...


Måns Svensson Lom MP (c.1580 - 1653)

"Måns Svensson Lom"

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 nine children, fifty or more grandchildre...


Peter Larrson (aka Cock) (1610 - 1687)


Peter Larsson was given his nickname Cock, meaning "cook," in Swedish because he served in this capacity in 1641 when he was sent to New Sweden (in America) on the ship "Charitas", which took him fro...