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Pål Jönsson Mullica

Also Known As: "Paavo Jönsson", "Paavo"
Birthplace: Mora, Dalarna County, Sweden
Death: April 14, 1664 (52-53)
Immediate Family:

Son of Juho Antinpoika Mulikka and Ebba Mulikka (Mulkey)
Husband of Margareta Andersdotter
Father of Eric Pålsson Mulikka; Elisabeth Palsson; Anders Pålsson Mullica; Christina Pålsdotter; Magdalena Pålsdotter Petersson and 5 others
Brother of Robert Martin (Mulca) Mulkey; Saria Vanburg; Erik (Mulca) Mulkey and Private

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About Pål Jönsson Mullica, the Finn

Eric Pålsson Mullica From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eric Pålsson Mullica (Mullikka) was an early Finnish settler to New Sweden. He and his family were the source of the name of several geographic features and places in New Jersey.[1]

Contents 1 Background 2 Legacy 3 References 4 Other sources 5 External links Background Eric (or "Erkki" original Finnish name) Mullica was born in April 1636 in Mora, Delsbo parish, Hälsingland, Sweden. His father was Pål Jönsson Mullica who arrived in New Sweden with his wife and children on the vessel Örnen (Eagle) which sailed in 1654 from Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden. The father of Pål (Paavo) was Juho Mulikka, who had earlier moved to Sweden from Finland. Juho's father was Antti Mulikka, who lived in central Finland in an area which is still called Mulikka or Pääjärvi. "Mullica" is a variation of the Finnish term mullikka, which means young bull.

Mullica lived for several years at Tacony,[2] adjoining the present-day Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later moved to the area of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Mullica built a homestead near Little Egg Harbor. The area in which he resided near Little Egg Harbor was named Mullica Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey in his honor. What had been known as the "Little Egg Harbor River" is now called the Mullica River.

Eric's sons, William, Eric Jr. and John moved further west to an area now known as Mullica Hill, a census-designated place located within Harrison Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey.[3]

Mullica first married Ingrid, the daughter of Olof Philipsson, a Finn who arrived with his family on the Mercurius in 1656. All of Mullica's eight children were by his first wife. After Ingrid's death, Mullica married Ingeborg Helm, daughter of Capt. Israel Helm. Mullica died before 1704.[4]

In 1704, three of Eric and Ingrid's children, Eric Jr., William and John, purchased 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land and built farmhouses. Eric Jr. and William built their houses that dates to 1704 and are now located on North Main Street in Mullica Hill near each other. In 1996 the Eric's house was purchased by a local merchant. William's house is also owned by a local merchant.[5]

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Pål Jönsson Mullica, the Finn's Timeline

Mora, Dalarna County, Sweden
April 6, 1636
Mora, Pelsbo Parish, Halsingland, Sweden
Mora, Delsbo församling, Hälsingland, Sweden
Mora, Delsbo , Parish, Sweden
April 14, 1664
Age 53