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Rev. Andreas Rudman

Also Known As: "Andrew", "Andreas"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Gävle, Sverige
Death: September 17, 1708 (39)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Johan Augustini Rudolph and Magdalena Malin Nilsdotter Brahm
Husband of Elizabeth Mattson
Father of Magdalena Gertrude Rudman and Anna Catherine Rudman
Brother of Johan Rudman, d.ä.; Augustinus Rudman and Nils Rudman

Occupation: pastor
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About Rev. Andreas Rudman

På uppdrag av dåvarande domprosten i Uppsala Jesper Svedberg avseglade Anders Rudman från Gävle den 4 augusti 1696 till de svenska församlingarna i Pennsylvania. Med på resan var Erik Björk från Västerås stift, och Jonas Aurén, från Värmland. De anlände till bestämmelseorten i juni 1697. Rudman och Aurén stannade till sin död i Amerika (1708 respektive 1713) och begravdes där. Björk var kyrkoherde i Kristina fram till 1714 då han återvände till Sverige för att där tillträda en tjänst som kyrkoherde i Falun.

Källa: Svenska kyrkans historia del I, 1886-1887, Carl Alfred Cornelius

founder of Gloria Dei Church, was born 3 November 1668 in Gävle, Gästrikland Province, Sweden, the son of Johan Augustison Rudolph and Magdalen Nilsdotter. After completing his studies and securing a degree at the University of Uppsala and being ordained, Rudman was chosen by Archbishop Swebelius and Dean Jesper Swedberg in February 1696 as the pastor to lead the delegation being sent by King Carl XI to serve the Swedish Lutheran congregations on the Delaware.

At first, Rudman was reluctant to accept the offer. But, after being assured by the King that he would be rewarded with a good post in Sweden after his time in America, Rudman agreed to take on the job.

During the next several months, there were frustrating delays while two other ministers (Eric Björk and Jonas Aurén) were selected and ordained and all of the religious books were assembled for the trip to America. Finally, in late July 1696, the party left Stockholm on the ship Palmboom, destined for London.

Arriving in London in early October 1696, Rudman and his party were detained there for four months. During this time, on 3 December 1696, they called on Governor William Penn. As Rudman wrote in his diary, "He very graciously gave us his opinion and promised us his protection. He also gave much good advice as to our management and conduct there, and promised us a recommendation to his deputy governor [William Markham]."

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Rev. Andreas Rudman's Timeline

November 3, 1668
Gävle, Sverige
February 24, 1699
Age 30
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Age 36
Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 17, 1708
Age 39
Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 17, 1708
Age 39
Pennsylvania, USA