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Swan, Passengers 1647

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  • Nils Larsson Frände (1620 - 1689)
    Nils Larsson arrived in "New Sweden", a "Swedish Settlement" in Upland, Delaware Co. (in what is now Chester Co., Pennslyvania), aboard the ship "Swan" in either 1647 - 1648. "...By 1668 Nils Larss...
  • Johan Fisk // John Skofvel (deceased)
    Among the passengers arriving in New Sweden in 1648 aboard the ship Swan was a soldier by the name of Johan Fisk. He soon became a freeman and was among the 22 settlers who signed the petition of gri...
  • Johan Papegoja (c.1610 - 1667)
    Fourth Governor of New Sweden Född under 1610-talet. Papegoja (även Johan Pappegoya), född cirka 1610, död 21 eller 23 mars 1667, var åren 1653–1654 den femt...
  • Lars Carlsson Lock (c.1624 - 1688)
    Buried at Old Swedes Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wilmington, DE. Pastor Lars Carlsson Lock, as was typical among Swedish ministers, generally used a Latinized version of his name Laurentius Caro...

Svanen (Swan) 1647-1648

  • Sailed from Gothenburg September 25, 1647
  • Arrived in New Sweden January 2, 1648


  • Steffen Willemsen, Captain
  • Nils Sifvertson,Skipper
  • Jan Jansson Bockhorn,Mate

Passengers and Soldiers

Returned to Sweden on the return voyage.


Return voyage

  • Sailed from New Sweden May 16, 1648
  • Arrived in Stockholm July 3, 1648
  • Lock (listed above) ,Reverend
  • John Campanius Holm ,Reverend
  • Måns Nilsson Kling,

Bringing the account books and journals of 1643-48 to Hans Kramer the bookkeepper. He did not return to New Sweden.

  • Hans Rosback, the blacksmith
  • Eric Andersson, the trumpeter
  • Knut Liljehok, the nobleman
  • Anders Classon Mink
  • Eric Akesson Tatt
  • Johan Andersson, soldier
  • Johan Fisk, soldier
  • Friedrich Hans Kock, barber-surgeon
  • Bengt Hindersson
  • Nils Larsson Frände