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Samuel Petersson

Also Known As: "Peterson"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Bogen, Värmlands län, Sweden
Death: November 20, 1689 (46-54)
New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter of Finland
Husband of Brita J. Jönsdotter
Father of Margareta Samuelsdotter Stedham; Catharina Samuelsdotter Stedham; Kerstin Walraven; Brita Justis; Matthias Samuelsson Petersson and 4 others

Managed by: Wade Smith
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About Samuel Petersson

Came with the ship Örnen (the Eagle) arrived in New Sweden in 1654

A qualifying New Sweden Forefather.2 Samuel Petersson was christened circa 1629 at Fyrksände Parish, Värmland län, Finland. He was the son of Peter of Finland. Samuel Petersson immigrated to New Sweden Colony, Delaware, arriving 1654; on the ship Ornen (the Eagle) with Govenor Rising. He signed the loyalty oath to Governor Rising with his distinctive mark on 9 June 1654.1 He signed the oath of loyalty to the Dutch, with the same mark as before, on 9 September 1655.1 He married Brita Jönsdotter, daughter of Jöns Andersson and Maria Andersson, Mrs., before 1658. Samuel Petersson was fined 50 guilders for his involvement in the Long Finn Rebellion in 1669.1

In 1671, Samuel Petersson was Head of Household on the census at Crane Hook, New Castle Hundred, Delaware, .1

He was a witness where Gunner Johan Andersson Stalcop sold one-half of his Christina plantation, perhaps to recover from the incredibly stiff fine incurred during the Long Finn Rebellion, to Samuel Petersson and Lars Corneliusson on 10 October 1674 at Christina, Delaware.3 Samuel Petersson was purchaser of one-half of John Anderson Stalcup's plantation on 10 October 1674 at Christina, Delaware.1 He signed a protest, as "Sammel Peetersen," one of the deacons of Crane Hook church, against Jacob Fabritius' establishment of a competing church in New Castle County on 14 August 1675.1 He executed a confirming deed on the Stalcup property on 16 April 1676 at Christina, Delaware.1 He was named the sole heir of his neighbor, and father-in-law, Jöns Andersson the blacksmith, on 5 November 1678.1 He received a warrant for additional land in 1680.1 He received a warrant for additional land in 1682.1 He left a will on 25 November 1689; bequeathed his dwelling plantation at Christina to "he of my sons whom is longest with my loving wife."1 He died after 25 November 1689 at Delaware Colony, New Castle County, Delaware.


1. [S428] J.D. Peter Stebbins Craig, Census 1693 (of Swedes), pg. 95-96.

2. [S342] NSF, online

3. [S428] J.D. Peter Stebbins Craig, Census 1693 (of Swedes), pg. 91.

4. [S428] J.D. Peter Stebbins Craig, Census 1693 (of Swedes), #107.

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Samuel Petersson's Timeline

Bogen, Värmlands län, Sweden
Age 24
Fort Amstel, Nieuw-Nederland
Age 25
Värmlands län, Sweden
Age 29
New Castle, Durham County, Province of Maryland
Age 31
Durham County, Province of Maryland
Age 31
New Castle County, Dela.
Age 35
Age 36
Age 41