Anders Anderson Andersson Hök till Partille (Andersdotter), the Finn
|Also Known As:||"Finne", "The Finn"|
|Death:||Died in Uplands, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States|
Son of Anders Håkansson Hök till Partille and Kerstin Arvidsdotter Kärling till Ravenäs
|Occupation:||biskop, Ståthållare på Gullberg 1603, Ståthållare, Kommendant Gullenbergs fästning|
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About Anders Andersson Finne
Anders Andersson married Christina Goolbrant.
This family were members of the crane hook Congregation Church. Anders Andersson, better known as Anders the Finn, was sent to New Sweden from the fortress of Älvsborg in 1642/43 as a punishment. After becoming a freeman, Anders the Finn encountered difficulties with Governor Printz. Anders and his fellow freemen included in their 1653 petition the prayer that Anders the Finn be allowed "to keep the woods that the Lord Governor has judged him in forfeit of so that his wife and children may not starve to death." Printz countered by claiming it was a "legal judgment," but in a second bill of particulars, presented to Governor Rising in 1654 (again signed by Anders), the freemen stated: "As concerns the rye of Anders the Finn, we have considered his great poverty, and we went to the provost marshall Gregorius Van Dyck and asked him to go to the Governor to ask him to be a little lenient with Anders the Finn, as he would become completely impoverished by this. The Governor, however, made this out as a mutiny, which in truth can never be proven." In 1656, Anders the Finn was accused of stealing grain from the field of Pål Jönsson Mullica's wife. Anders was residing in Upland in 1661/63 when he again was involved in litigation, first as the landlord of Jacob Jongh at the time the latter eloped with Lars Lock's first wife in 1661, and then again in 1663 when he complained that Evert Hendricksson the Finn "daily commits acts of insolence before his, the deponent's, door by beating, shooting and other disorderly acts, and if nothing is done about it, he will have to leave the village in order to live in peace." Dr. Timen Stiddem confirmed his testimony, and others testified that Anders' wife did daily meet Evert the Finn in secrecy at Pål Petersson's house. Soon thereafter, Anders the Finn removed his wife and family to Deer Point, which he owned in common with Sinnick Broer and Walraven Jansen DeVos on a creek west of Christina that would soon be known as Anders the Finn's Creek, now known as Little Mill Creek. He was at this location by 19 January 1667/8 and received his own patent on 1 September 1669. A month later another patent was issurd, to Anders Andersson and 19 of his associates, to erect a mill on Anders the Finn's Creek. In 1670 he sent a note (also signed by his son Justa Andersson) warning of the approach of 25 Indians who threatened to attack the English at New Castle. The last discovered reference to Anders was a deed executed on 1 September 1673 by Anders Andersson and his wife Christina Goolbrant conveying their one third of the Deer Point plantation to their two sons, Justa Andersson and John Andersson. Anders also had daughters Anna (married to Nils Larsson Friend, and Brita(married to Olle Rawson).
The four known children of Anders Andersson and Christina Goolbrant were as follows:
I. Anna Andersson
II. Justa Andersson
III. John Andersson
IV. Brita Andersson married Olle Rosse/Rawson
Sources: The 1693 Census of The Swedes on The Delaware by Dr. Peter S. Craig.