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Jonas Nilsson

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Skaning,Hundred,Skaraborg, Sweden
Death: October 23, 1693 (73)
Kingsessing, New Sweden (West Philadelphia)
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County , Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Unk. Nilsson
Husband of Gertrude Nilsson
Father of Nils Jonasson; Gunnilla Cock; Måns (Mounce) Jones; Christina Jonasdotter; Peter Jonasson and 5 others

Occupation: soilder, 2/15/1643 arrived in New Sweden
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About Jonas Nilsson

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

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