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Gunnar Peterson Rambo

Birthplace: Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 1724 (74)
Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Gunnarson Rambo and Brita Rambo
Husband of Anna or Anneka Petersdotter Rambo
Father of John Gunnarson Rambo; Brigitta Holstein; Gabriel Rambo, Jr.; Peter Rambo, Sr.; Elias Rambo and 4 others
Brother of Gertrude Bankston; Peter Petersson Rambo, Jr.; Catherine Mattsson; Anders Rambo; John Rambo and 1 other

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About Gunnar Peterson 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

The RAMBO FAMILY TREE Preliminary CD. 19 October 2011 Five Volumes: Descendants of Peter Gunnar Rambo On the web and available on CD By Beverly Nelson Rambo and Ronald Stephen Beatty.

  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

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Gunnar Peterson Rambo's Timeline

January 6, 1649
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 20
Västerbotten County, Sweden
Age 26
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 2, 1679
Age 29
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 32
Age 34
November 15, 1685
Age 36
Passyunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 37
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Age 40
Age 43