About Lucas Peterson
Lucas Petersson (#132) from Öland, Sweden, came to New Sweden in 1641. Around 1653 he fled the colony and moved to Dutch-controlled Fort Casimir. On 4 June 1658, Jacob Alrichs, Governor of New Amstel. granted him a patent for land north of Olof Thorsson (#133). Having married the widow of Johan Thorsson Schaggen, also Swedish, Lucas Petersson also obtained a patent from Jacob Alrichs in February 1639 for Schaggen's lot. On 30 December 1671 Lucas Petersson purchased lands from the Indians in West Jersey that would later be known as Lucas Point (now Carneys Point, Salem County). He died there by 1686, survived by two stepsons (Jonas and Johan Scoggin), five sons (Peter, Lucas, Hans, Gabriel and Christiern Peterson) and two daughters (Elisabeth and Margaret).