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Jonas Nilsson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Skaning, Hundred, Skarborg, Sweden
Death: Died in Kingsessing, New Sweden (West Philadelphia)
Immediate Family:

Son of Nils Samuel Nilsson and Carin Kristensdatter NN
Husband of Gertrude Nilsson
Father of Nils Jonasson; Judith Jonadotter Jon NIlsson; Gunnilla Cock; Måns (Mounce) Jones; Christina Jonasdotter and 5 others
Brother of Kerstin Nilsdotter

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About Jonas Nilsson

http://www.colonialswedes.org/forefathers/Nilsson.html http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I84448&tree=00

Among the many soldiers accompanying Governor Printz on the Fourth Expedition to New Sweden was Joen Nilsson of Skåning hundred, Skaraborg län, who was later better known under the name of Jonas Nilsson. Born in 1620, Jonas, a tailor by trade, started his voyage to New Sweden from Stockholm in September 1642. After arriving at Fort Christina, 15 February 1643, he was one of many men assigned to help build Fort Elfsborg, where he was subsequently stationed. Jonas Nilsson served the governor faithfully as a soldier for eleven years.

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Jonas Nilsson's Timeline

1620
1620
Skaning, Hundred, Skarborg, Sweden
1642
1642
Age 22
Left Stockhold September 1642, arrived at Fort Christina February 15, 1643 with Governor Printz on the Fourth Expedition to New Sweden.
1655
May 1655
Age 35
New Sweden, Aroostook, ME.
1658
February 4, 1658
Age 38
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1661
1661
Age 41
New Sweden, Aroostook, Maine