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Peter Nilsson Lyckan (Nilsson)

Also Known As: "laican", "laicon", "Laicon", "Lycon"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Lyckan, Gunnarskog Par, Varmland, Sweden
Death: May 1693 (49-57)
Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: PA
Immediate Family:

Son of Nils Mattson Andersson and Elin Lycon
Husband of Catherine Lycon and Bridgeta Lycon (Laicon)
Father of Anna Lykins; Hans (Johannes Nilsson) Laican; Ingeborg Jones; Anders Laican (Lycon); Brigitta Laican and 2 others
Brother of Anders Nilsson Ekelund; Michael Nilsson Laican; Nils Nilsson Lycon; Hans Petersson Laican; Anna Nilsdotter and 1 other

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About Peter Nilsson Lyckan Neither Peter nor Michel could write. They signed documents with a “P” or an “M.” Among literate Swedes their surname was spelled Laijkan, Laican, Leikan and Laikan. In deeds and wills, the English scriveners used the spelling of Lakian, Lykell, Lyckan, Lykan, Likin, Lycon, Loykan, Laycon, Leycon and Laicon. Their descendants also have similar variations to the surname.

  Peter Stebbins Craig, F.A.S.G., 3406 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016. 5 Sept 1994. "Peter and his brother Michael were among the first Swedish settlers at Shackamaxon (Northern Liberties), now a part of Philadelphia."
   Peter Stebbins Craig, The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware: Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Maryland 1638-1693. Published by Studies in Swedish American Genealogy, Winter Park, Florida, 1993. Library of Congress 92-82858. pp35-36, 38, 48, 73.
   "Wicaco Congregation. The Lycon Brothers, Peter and Michael Nilsson: The first recorded presence on the Delaware of the brothers Peter and Michael Nilsson occurred in 1671 when Peter was working for Armegot Printz at her "Printztorp" plantation on Upland Creek and Michael shared a Shackamaxon plantation with Lasse Cock (#6), his nephew. It is uncertain when the Lycon brothers arrived in America. Their father has not been identified. Both brothers were born in Sweden, possibly in Lyckan, Gunnarskog Parish, Varmland. Lyckan, meaning a "clearing in the woods" or "a glen" was also a common suffix in other Swedish place-names in Varmland and elsewhere. Their adopted surname had no standard spelling, although Likens and Lycan appear to have been the preferred names among their descendants.
   "Peter Nilsson Lycon, apparently the eldest, joined his brother Michael Nilsson at Shackamaxon by 1675. His will of 21 Jan 1691/2 was not proved until 10 Mar 1696/7, although he clearly was dead by 1693. His surviving sons were Nils (see #42) and Anders and Hans (see #19). In addition to three minor
   daughters named in his will (Anna, Magdalena, Brigitta), he had a daughter Ingeborg who was married to Mans Jonasson (see #24)." Craig, p35. contains information on this line.
   QUALIFYING ANCESTOR: Swedish Colonial Society forefather members. John Marc Wheat is a member on this line.
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Peter Nilsson Lyckan's Timeline

Lyckan, Gunnarskog Par, Varmland, Sweden
Age 24
Philadelphia, PA
Age 24
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 27
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 29
Lyckan, Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden
Age 30
Delaware County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 52
May 1693
Age 53
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States