|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1611, Sweden|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1698|
Peter Gunnarson Rambo of the New Sweden Colony was a long time Magistrate of the Upland Court, Pennsylvania's first governing and judicial body. Rambo served 27 years in various positions under the Swedish, Dutch and English governments.
Under the English he was a Commissioner of the Delaware, a member of the Governor's Council and a Councillor to the Duke of York.
Revered among the Colonial Swedes and Finns who first settled the Delaware Valley, Peter Rambo was among the welcoming delegation who greeted William Penn when the Great Proprietor landed at Upland, now, Chester, Pa.
Upon his death in 1698, Peter Rambo was buried among other Swedes next to the log cabin church at Wicaco, now Philadelphia. The funeral service was delived by The Rev. Andreas Rudman, who that year married Peter Rambo's granddaughter, Elizabeth Mattson.
When the present Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church was built in 1700, Peter Rambo's grave was undisturbed by the construction. However, the structure's weight caused the walls to buldge and north and south porticos were built to strenghten the church structure. It was decided to leave the adjacent old graves intact and build the porch foundation around them. As result, Peter Rambo's grave is within the walls of Gloria Dei Church, as is his fellow Magistrate and kinsman,Peter Larson Cock. For more information about him and others, visit www.ColonialSwedes.Org
Brita Matsdotter Rambo (1630 - 1693)*
Gunnar Rambo (1648 - 1724)*
Gertrude Rambo Bankston (1650 - 1705)*
Peter Petersson Rambo (1653 - 1729)*
Catherine Rambo Mattsson (1655 - ____)*
Anders Rambo (1658 - 1698)*
John Rambo (1661 - 1741)*
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground
Plot: old section
Created by: Herbert Rambo
Record added: Aug 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5679385