Reference Number: 1691
Name: Sven Gunnarsson 1 2
Change Date: 26 MAR 2012
Birth: in Sweden or Finnland, probably
Death: BET NOV 1677 AND 13 MAR 1678/79 in Wicaco, Philadelphia Co. (now), New Sweden 2
Burial: Wicaco, Philadelphia Co. (now), New Sweden
Note: "probably was one of the first to be buried at the Wicaco church"
Note: Left Goteborg Sweden in 1639 on ship Kalmar Nyckel, with pregnant wife and two children. Initially at Fort Christina plantation. Became freeman in 1645, resided Kingsessing, operated grist mill on Cobbs Creek. In 1664 moved across the Schuylkill to Wicaco, had 1125 acre plantation, land later to become city of Philadelphia. 3
Immigration: 1639 New Sweden
Note: "Sven Gunnarsson had arrived in New Sweden in 1640, as a convict, with his wife and young children. After his servitude expired, he settled first in Kingsessing on land still owned by the family in 1671. On 5 May 1664, Governor d'Hinojossa granted him and his sons 800 acres in Wicaco, which was confirmed by a Lovelace patent dated 1 May 1671." 4
Note: Good biography 2
- Sven Svensson b: 1636 in Sweden
- Gertrude Svensdotter b: ABT 1638 in Sweden
- Olle Svensson b: 1640
- Anders Svensson b: 1642 in New Sweden
- Svensdotter b: 1644
- Title: The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993.
Abbrev: bk Craig P - 1693 Census
Page: p. 33
- Title: Peter Stebbins Craig, 'New Sweden Settlers, 1683-1664, Part 1 (1638-1640)' & 'New Sweden Settlers, 1683-1664, Part 2 (1641)' by Peter Stebbins Craig in Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 16 (1996): 63-86 & 219-.
Abbrev: ja Craig P - Settlers
Page: p. 85
- Title: Dr. Peter S. Craig, 'Sven Gunnarsson and his Swanson Family'. Copied 17 May 2007 from the website of The Swedish Colonial Society, www.colonialswedes.org. Originally published in 'Swedish Colonial News', Vol 1, No. 18, Fall 1998.
Abbrev: ws Craig P - Swanson Family
- Title: 1671 Census of the Delaware. by Dr. Peter S. Craig. publ by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1999, Monograph Series no. 4.
Abbrev: bk Craig P - 1671 Census
Page: p. 13