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Olof Persson (Peterson) Stille

Also Known As: "Olaf Petersson Stille"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: ön Solö, Penningby, Roslagen, Sweden
Death: Died in Southwark Dist, Moyamensing Twp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Wicaco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of Per Persson Stille and Brigitta
Husband of NN
Father of Ella Olofsdotter Steelman; Anders Olafsson Stille; Christina Stille and Johan Stille
Brother of Axel Stille; Johannes Petri Stillerus; Kristina Persdotter and Peter Peterson Stille

Occupation: Mill Maker / 1656 First Chief Justice of the Swedes' Court, Soldier
Managed by: T R Welling
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About Olof Persson (Peterson) Stille

http://www.colonialswedes.org/forefathers/Stille.html

http://groups.google.com/group/soc.genealogy.medieval/browse_thread/thread/156c87a85d87f1ec/e14a67d4cc3f046a

Wikipedia biography

Olof Persson Stille & Hans Månsson

To engange in agriculture, paid at the start 50 daler, copper money, drawing no additional wages, but to be paid for whatever work he does for, and for whatever he furnishes to, the Company. His place of residence is indicated on Lindsrom's Map. In 1658 he was one of the magistrates on the Delaware. He was still living in July, 1684, when he obtained confirmation of a grant of land in Passyunk, in Philadelpha County, PA (ceded to him June 3, 1664, by d'Hinojossa, the Dutch Governor, on "South River"), but died before May, 1693, leaving as heir an only son, John Stille, born in America in 1646, the ancestor of a well known Philadelphia family.

Olaf Stille arrived on the Charitas November 7, 1641 with his wife and daughter Ella Stillemons whom I am also descended from; brother, Axel, and Mons Svenson Lom and his wife Anna Petersdotter likely sister of Axel & Olaf according to Dr Stebbins Craig.


Olof Persson Stille immigrated in 1641 to New Sweden.

Olaf Stille', a soldier of Queen Christiana, arrived at Fort Christian, New Sweden with two children on February 9, 1643 - see Hacord's Annals of Pennsylvania, footnote by Rev. Dr. Collin. Olaf. in 1658, was appointed by the Dutch to deal with the Indians; and later he settled between Ridley and Cram Creeks in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on a farm called Techorehasse (Techoherasse) where he d. in 1666.

Some descendants took the name Steelman.

RECORD:

1. Peter Stebbins Craig and Henry Wesley Yocom, Yocums of Aronameck in Philadelphia, 1648 - 1702, The (National Genealogical Quarterly Vol. 71 No. 3 December 1983), pg. 248, 251-2, 273. NOTE: Swedish Colonial News Vol. 1 No. 15 (Spring 1997) ?updated version??.

"Olof Stille, who departed for New Sweden in 1641 with his wife and two small children, aged seven and one and a half. The birth year of the eldest, 1634, conforms to the description of Ella Steelman's age at her death. That both children were girls seems to be confirmed by the fact that Olof Stille's only known son, John Stille, was not born until 1646. Indeed, Olof's eldest daughter was virtually the only marriagble woman in New Sweden around 1652 at the time Peter Jochimson must have married. The there is Ella's selection of the surname Steelman for herself and her sons by Hans Mansson after his death.....

Olof Stille arrived in New Sweden with his family on the Charitias in 1641. Achieving early prominence in New Sweden, he was called upon by the Governor Printz to deliver a protest to the Dutch in 1646. Soon thereafter he fell out of favor with the governor. In 1648 Stille purchased a malf calf from Rev. Johan Campanius Holm....

Stille not only was one of the 22 signers of the 1653 complaint against Prinz but also, as we have seen, was accused by Printz as being one of the three ringleaders in this "mutiny". After Rising's arrival Stille signed the 1654 oath of allegiance. Under Dutch rule he served as one of the first magistrates for the "up-river" settlers in present Pennsylvania. Initially the Stille family settled at a place called Tequirassy next to present Ridley Creek, then called "Olle Stillen's Kill". Governor Printz in 1653 described this settlement as consisting of three plantations with 12 morgans (25 acres) of cultivated land. Under Dutch rule Olof Stille moved to Moyamensing next to WIcaco. HIs intial patent for this land was issued 3 June 1664. The last discovered mention of his name occured 21 July 1684 when WIlliam Penn reissued the patent to the four Moyamensing landowners, William (Olof) Stille, Andrew Bnakson (Andreas Bengtsson), Lasse Andrews (Lars Andersson Collins) and John Matson. Olof Stille must have died shortly thereafter, as Holme's map of Pennsylvania landowners, published in 1687 but current as of 685, shows, Olof's son John Stille as the owner of the land at Moyamensing...

See Van Silley, Stille Notes (1979) and William Douglas Stilley, William Davis Stilley Family History (1978) manuscripts in the collection the National Genealogical Society Libra,,,,The Full name of Olof was Olof Persson Stille, meaning that he was the son of Per (or Peter) Stille..."

2. Records of Ann E. Hunter, Ann E. Hunter Stille arrived in New Sweden with his family on the "Charitas" in 1641.

Although he had been prominent in New Sweden, he fell out of favor with the governor.

In 1648 Stille purchased a clae calf fro  Rev. John Campanius Holm. After Campanius returned to Sweden that same year, Governor Printz "immediately sent over and caused aforesaid male calf to be taken from him"
Stille was one of the 22 signers of the 1653 complaint against Printz, and was accused by Printz as being one of the three ringleaders in this "munity". 

Stille had moved to Moyamensing and the last known mention of his name was when WIlliam Penn reissued the patent to the four Moyamensing landowners, WIlliam (Olof) Stille, Andrew Bankson (Andreas Bengtsson), Lasse Andresws (Lars Andersson Collins) and John Matson.

Olaf Stille in his later years had been much beloved by the Indians whose name for him as derived from the fact the Olof and a black beard, apparently an oddity among the contemporary Swedes."


Variants of (Peter's son) Petersson, Pederson, Persson

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Per Stille, father of Olaf, lived on the island of SoIö in Roslagen, northeast of Stockholm. He was a relatively prosperous supervisor of the Penningby estate in Länna parish. By 1627 Per Stille had retired and was granted land by the owners of Penningby on a nearby island called Humblö. His son, Olaf, traveled to New Sweden with his family. His sister appeared to be in the same group married to Mans Svensson Lom.

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Olof Persson Stille was a pioneer settler in the Swedish colony of New Sweden. He served as the first chief justice of the Upland Court.

Olof Persson Stille was born in Sweden on the island of SoIö in Roslagen, northeast of Stockholm, the son of Per Stille, supervisor of the Penningby estate in Länna parish, Norrtälje Municipality in Uppland, north of Stockholm. In 1627 when Per Stille retired, he was granted land by the owners of Penningby on a nearby island called Humblö in the Stockholm archipelago. This was where Olof Stille married and began his family.[1]

New Sweden In May 1641, the Charitas departed for New Sweden. The passengers included Olof Stille, his wife, a daughter and son. Also on board were Olof's younger brother Axel Stille and the family of Måns Svensson Lom, whose wife appears to have been Olof's younger sister.[2]

In New Sweden, Olof Stille settled at a place located between present Crum Creek and Ridley Creek. The property of Stille was at the mouth of Ridley Creek, now Eddystone, Pennsylvania. Local Indians became acquainted with Olof Stille. They considered his heavy, black beard unusual conferring the name Tequirassy on him because of it. Stille became a leader among the settlers and played a key role in promoting the July 1653 list of grievances, which was submitted to Governor Johan Printz, protesting his strict rule. Printz considered this action mutiny and subsequently returned to Sweden.[3]

Upland Court After the surrender of New Sweden to the Dutch West India Company, Governor Peter Stuyvesant agreed to allow the Swedish colonists living north of the Christina River to govern themselves. The Upland Court at Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was organized in 1656. Olof Stille served as its chief justice until his retirement in 1664.

Wolley Stille Wolley Stille, a house near Chester which was first completed about 1700, was named for Stille, who owned a neighboring property. Wolley Stille is located in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania[4] The house is now in the National Register of Historic Places. Olof Stille moved to Moyamensing (now south Philadelphia)where he died about 1684.[

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Olof Stille arrived in New Sweden with his family on the Charitias in 1641. Achieving early prominence in New Sweden, he was called upon by the Governor Printz to deliver a protest to the Dutch in 1646. Soon thereafter he fell out of favor with the governor. In 1648 Stille purchased a malf calf from Rev. Johan Campanius Holm....

Stille not only was one of the 22 signers of the 1653 complaint against Prinz but also, as we have seen, was accused by Printz as being one of the three ringleaders in this "mutiny". After Rising's arrival Stille signed the 1654 oath of allegiance. Under Dutch rule he served as one of the first magistrates for the "up-river" settlers in present Pennsylvania. Initially the Stille family settled at a place called Tequirassy next to present Ridley Creek, then called "Olle Stillen's Kill". Governor Printz in 1653 described this settlement as consisting of three plantations with 12 morgans (25 acres) of cultivated land. Under Dutch rule Olof Stille moved to Moyamensing next to WIcaco. HIs intial patent for this land was issued 3 June 1664. The last discovered mention of his name occured 21 July 1684 when WIlliam Penn reissued the patent to the four Moyamensing landowners, William (Olof) Stille, Andrew Bnakson (Andreas Bengtsson), Lasse Andrews (Lars Andersson Collins) and John Matson. Olof Stille must have died shortly thereafter, as Holme's map of Pennsylvania landowners, published in 1687 but current as of 685, shows, Olof's son John Stille as the owner of the land at Moyamensing...

See Van Silley, Stille Notes (1979) and William Douglas Stilley, William Davis Stilley Family History (1978) manuscripts in the collection the National Genealogical Society Libra,,,,The Full name of Olof was Olof Persson Stille, meaning that he was the son of Per (or Peter) Stille..."

2. Records of Ann E. Hunter, Ann E. Hunter Stille arrived in New Sweden with his family on the "Charitas" in 1641.

Although he had been prominent in New Sweden, he fell out of favor with the governor.

In 1648 Stille purchased a clae calf fro Rev. John Campanius Holm. After Campanius returned to Sweden that same year, Governor Printz "immediately sent over and caused aforesaid male calf to be taken from him"

Stille was one of the 22 signers of the 1653 complaint against Printz, and was accused by Printz as being one of the three ringleaders in this "munity".

Stille had moved to Moyamensing and the last known mention of his name was when WIlliam Penn reissued the patent to the four Moyamensing landowners, WIlliam (Olof) Stille, Andrew Bankson (Andreas Bengtsson), Lasse Andresws (Lars Andersson Collins) and John Matson.

Olaf Stille in his later years had been much beloved by the Indians whose name for him as derived from the fact the Olof and a black beard, apparently an oddity among the contemporary Swedes."


http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/w/a/r/James--P-Ward/GENE1-0001.html

Wife is Unknown

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http://legendsofthefamily.blogspot.com/2014/09/olof-persson-stille-swedish-connection.html

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Olof Persson (Peterson) Stille's Timeline

1610
1610
Penningby, Roslagen, Sweden
1634
1634
Age 24
Länna, Uppsala County, Sweden
1639
November 1639
Age 29
Sweden
1643
1643
Age 33
1646
1646
Age 36
Philadelphia, PA, New Sweden
1684
1684
Age 74
Southwark Dist, Moyamensing Twp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1685
1685
Age 74
Wicaco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania