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Gunnar Peterson Rambo

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 24, 1724 (76)
Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Old Swedes Christ Church Cemetery, Bridgeport, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Gunnarson Rambo and Brita Rambo
Husband of Anna Petersdotter Rambo
Father of John Gunnarson Rambo; Mons Rambo; Brigitta Gunnarssdotter Holstein; Gabriel Rambo, Jr.; Elias Rambo and 4 others
Brother of Gertrude Bankston / Dalbo; Peter Petersson Rambo, Jr.; Catharine Mattsson; Anders Rambo; John Gunnarsson Rambo and 2 others
Half brother of Mathias Bengston and Walborg Bengtson

Occupation: Member of the Pennsulvania Provincial Assembly
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About Gunnar Peterson Rambo

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33003184/gunnar-rambo

Gunnar Mattson was the Ancestor of

Gunnar Rambo, born January 6, 1649, died January 1724 at the age of 75 at "Matzong" in Upper Merion township of present Montgomery County, Pa.

Married Anna Cock (daughter of Peter Cock)

Had nine children. Details:


1. GUNNAR RAMBO, Peter's eldest son, was born 6 Jan 1648/49 and married ANNEKA COCK in 1670. Anneka was born about 1652, a daughter of Peter Larsson and Margaret (Lom) Cock and a sister of Maria and Brigitta Cock who married Gunnar's younger brothers Anders [#5] and John [#6]. (The Cock family is given at the end of this chapter.) Gunnar Rambo was a large land owner and occupied a prominent place in the affairs of the province. He was a member of the first grand jury under William Penn, a peacemaker for Philadelphia County in 1684, and a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly in 1685. Gunnar and his family belonged to Gloria Dei church at Wicaco, and in 1684 he and his brother Peter Jr. [#3] made a voluntary contribution of 30 guilders for the support of Rev. Jacob Fabritius. The 1697-98 roll of the Swedes on the Delaware prepared by Andreas Rudman [#42], pastor of the Gloria Dei Church, listed eight of the nine children in the family and their ages. Gunnar Rambo died in Upper Merion Township in January 1724 at the age of 75. His wife predeceased him. Gunnar and Anna had the following children:

  • 11. JOHN RAMBO, Jr., b. ca 1673, d. ca 1746, m. 1) Anna Laicon, 2) Sarah (?)
  • 12. PETER RAMBO, b. ca 1678, d. Jul 1753, m. ?
  • 13. GUNNAR RAMBO, b. ca 1680, d. 1717-1724, unmarried
  • 14. ANDERS RAMBO, b. ca 1682, d. 3 Jul 1755 unmarried
  • 15. MNS RAMBO, b. ca 1684, d. Apr 1760, m. Catharina Boon
  • 16. BRIGITTA RAMBO, b. ca 1685, m. Matthias Holstein
  • 17. GABRIEL RAMBO, b. ca 1687, d. ca Nov 1734, m. Christian (?)
  • 18. MATTHIAS RAMBO, b. ca 1690, d. before 1724
  • 19. ELIAS RAMBO, b. ca 1693, will proved 1 Oct 1750, m. Maria Van Culen

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  1. 5. Gunnar Rambo (Shackamaxon, Northern Liberties, f 100): Gunnar,

born in January 1649, was the eldest of the four Rambo brothers. He, too, married a daughter of Peter Larsson Cock - Anna Cock, born c. 1652. Their eldest son, John Rambo, apparently was hired out to another family. Children then living at home were Peter (born 1678), Gunnar (1680), Anders (1682), MAns (1684), Brigitta (1685), Gabriel (1687) and Matthias (1690). As a resident of Shackamaxon, Gunnar served on the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1685. He sold his Shackamaxon plantation in 1697 and moved, with his son John, to Matsunk on the Schuylkill in Upper Merion township. Gumar died there in January 1724 at the age of 75. His wife predeceased him.


of Matzon, Upper Merion

• Gunnar Rambo was a member of the first grand jury underr WIlliam Penn's Govt. (1684). He was a member of the PA Assembly (1685 Pa Archives 2nd series Vol IX p.732

• moved to Merion with his brother,Peter Jr. THeir lands joined.

• Old Swedes built on this old tract (bought from Ezekiel, his son)

Ref. See THe Rambo Family of Philadelphia and Mointgomery Counties Pa (M.E. Wood in Collection of Genealogical Society of PA pp/ 4-13, 14-24, 25, 28,29


  • Residence: Delawaretax List, Upland County, DE - 1677
  • Politics: Was a large land owner and occupied a prominent place in the affairs - 1684 - Upper Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Politics: A member of the PA Provincial Assembly. - 1685 - Upper Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Immigration: 1693 - Delaware
  • Residence: Shackamaxon, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial AmericaShackamaxon, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial AmericaMatsunk [ now Swedesburg] on the Schuylkill River USA - 1693
  • Religion: Roll of the Swedes on the Delaware prepared by Andreas Rudman, pastor of Gloria Dei Church, listed eight of the nine children in the family and their ages. - Between 1697 and 1698 - Upper Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Residence: Moved from the Delaware River to Upper Marion & purchased 1, 000 acres along the Schyukill River, Montgomery, PA - Circa 1712

Gunnar Rambo was the oldest child of Peter Gunnarson Rambo and his wife Britta Matsdotter.

Gunnar Rambo married Anna Cock in 1670, daughter of the intimate and close friend of the family Peter Cock and his wife Margaret. Gunnar and Anna were born in neighboring households and reared together from childhood. The wedding took place in their church home at Wicaco, Gloria Dei.

In 1677, Gunnar Rambo was among the 23 Swedes who presented a petition to the court at Upland "to settle together in a town at the west side of the river, just below the falls." (Bucks Co, PA: Pioneers of the Eighteenth Century, Richard Williams and Mildred Williams, 1974). Gunnar was willed 300 acres of land on Homan's Creek, Gloucester Co, NJ by his father in 1698, but he apparently preferred living on the tract of land he purchased in 1707 on the Schuylkill River lying adjacent to Peter Cock's land, and the Widow Yoakum's land on the south. It was near what is now Bridgeport, PA.

In 1733 the Rev. Samuel Hesselius, a Swedish Clergyman, made a visit to the Upper Merion Swedes on his way from Wicaco to Morlattan, where he was located. He also had service for the Swedes at Matzong. This was without doubt, Matson's Ford at Conshohocken. While at Upper Merion he held service at the home of Gunnar Rambo, where all the Swedes in the settlement gathered to see and hear their own pastor from their native land. He advised the erection of a school house, that their children might enjoy the advantages of a better education, and that the building should also be used for religious purposes.

The suggestion was so well received, that a ommittee consisting of Mons Rambo, Andrew Holstein, Peter Rambo and Peter Yoakum was at once appointed to secure a site and erect it. The school house was completed in 1735, and with an acre of ground was enclosed with a post and rail fence. No actual sale of this land was made until the death of Gunnar Rambo, when it came by inheritance to his son John, and to his son Ezekiel. On the 7th day of May 1758, Ezekiel Rambo and his wife executed a deed for an acre of ground to Mons Rambo, Andrew Holstein, Peter Rambo and George Rambo, who had been chosen trustees to represent the Swedish Lutheran congregation of Upper Merion.

Gunnar and his wife had the following children: John (1676 - 1745), Peter (1678 - 1750), Gunnard (1680 - ) Andrew (1682 - 1755), Mons (1684 - 1760), Brigitta (1685 - 1705), Gabriel (1687 - 1734), Matthias (1690 - ), and Elias (1693 - 1750).

His will is recorded: Will Book D, p. 388, Philadelphia, PA


Gunnar Rambo was the oldest child of Peter Gunnarson Rambo and his wife Britta Matsdotter.

Gunnar Rambo married Anna Cock in 1670, daughter of the intimate and close friend of the family Peter Cock and his wife Margaret. Gunnar and Anna were born in neighboring households and reared together from childhood. The wedding took place in their church home at Wicaco, Gloria Dei.

In 1677, Gunnar Rambo was among the 23 Swedes who presented a petition to the court at Upland "to settle together in a town at the west side of the river, just below the falls." (Bucks Co, PA: Pioneers of the Eighteenth Century, Richard Williams and Mildred Williams, 1974). Gunnar was willed 300 acres of land on Homan's Creek, Gloucester Co, NJ by his father in 1698, but he apparently preferred living on the tract of land he purchased in 1707 on the Schuylkill River lying adjacent to Peter Cock's land, and the Widow Yoakum's land on the south. It was near what is now Bridgeport, PA.

In 1733 the Rev. Samuel Hesselius, a Swedish Clergyman, made a visit to the Upper Merion Swedes on his way from Wicaco to Morlattan, where he was located. He also had service for the Swedes at Matzong. This was without doubt, Matson's Ford at Conshohocken. While at Upper Merion he held service at the home of Gunnar Rambo, where all the Swedes in the settlement gathered to see and hear their own pastor from their native land. He advised the erection of a school house, that their children might enjoy the advantages of a better education, and that the building should also be used for religious purposes.

The suggestion was so well received, that a ommittee consisting of Mons Rambo, Andrew Holstein, Peter Rambo and Peter Yoakum was at once appointed to secure a site and erect it. The school house was completed in 1735, and with an acre of ground was enclosed with a post and rail fence. No actual sale of this land was made until the death of Gunnar Rambo, when it came by inheritance to his son John, and to his son Ezekiel. On the 7th day of May 1758, Ezekiel Rambo and his wife executed a deed for an acre of ground to Mons Rambo, Andrew Holstein, Peter Rambo and George Rambo, who had been chosen trustees to represent the Swedish Lutheran congregation of Upper Merion.

Gunnar and his wife had the following children: John (1676 - 1745), Peter (1678 - 1750), Gunnard (1680 - ) Andrew (1682 - 1755), Mons (1684 - 1760), Brigitta (1685 - 1705), Gabriel (1687 - 1734), Matthias (1690 - ), and Elias (1693 - 1750).

His will is recorded: Will Book D, p. 388, Philadelphia, PA* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Nov 19 2020, 9:02:03 UTC

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Gunnar Peterson Rambo's Timeline

1648
January 6, 1648
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1670
1670
Västerbotten County, Sweden
1676
1676
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1679
January 2, 1679
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1682
1682
1684
1684
1685
November 15, 1685
Passyunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1687
1687
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States
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