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Pål Jönsson

Birthplace: Kopparberg, Mora, Sweden
Death: Died in DE, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Erik Mulikka and Ebba Mulikka
Husband of Brita Aberg Clarberg and Margareta Andersdotter
Father of Eric Paullson Mullica; Pålsdotter Mullica; Magdalena Pålsdotter; John Mullica; Margareta Pålsdotter and 5 others

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About Pål Jönsson

Three and a half centuries ago, in 1654, the shp Eagle arrived in New Sweden, carrying many Finns. Among them was the large family of Pål Jönsson Mullica. Generally known as Pål Jönsson, his Finnish surname (Mullikk-a) rarely appeared in the records. On one occasion he was called "little Pole," leading one genealogist to claim he was the first of Polish birth to come to America. However, records show that he came originally from Mora parish in Hälsing-land, but probably had moved to western Sweden prior to being recruited by Captain Sven Skute to come to Amer-ica.

Many passengers had died during the trans-Atlantic voyage of the Eagle and Pål Mullica was himself in poor health, so that his family initially had to be supported by charity. After the Dutch takeover in 1655, the family was living on the southwest side of the Christina River, oblique-ly opposite Fort Christina. In June 1656, Marga-reta, the wife of Pål Jönsson the Finn, complained to the Dutch court at Fort Casimir (present New Castle) that Anders the Finn was threatening to take her grain from the field and secured an injunction from the court, prohibiting further molestation. This land was being rented on half shares.

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Pål Jönsson's Timeline

Kopparberg, Mora, Sweden
April 6, 1636
Age 25
Mora, Pelsbo Parish, Halsingland, Sweden
Age 32
Age 53