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Peter Nilsson Lycon
Birth: 1640
Ljusnarsbergs kommun
Örebro län, Sweden
Death: May, 1693
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

The freeman Nils Andersson, his wife, Elin Andersdotter, and at least four children, including Peter Nilsson were aboard the Eagle when that ship left Gothenburg for New Sweden on the 2nd of February 1654. From the burial records of two surviving daughters, we learn that he came from Nya Kopparberget in Ljusnarsberg parish, Örebro län, Sweden.

Nils Andersson may never have seen the new land. He probably was one of many who died at sea. When the new freemen were gathered at Tinicum Island to sign pledges of allegiance to Governor Johan Rising, Nils Andersson's widow signed for the family. The two youngest children of Nils Andersson were Peter Nilsson and Michel Nilsson. They ultimately settled in the woods of Shackamaxon and adopted the surname of Lyckan, meaning "a glen or clearing in the woods," which was descriptive of their plantations.
by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig
Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
Historian, Swedish Colonial Society,
originally published in Swedish Colonial News. 
Family links: 
  Nells Laickan (1666 - 1721)*
  Hans Lycon (1668 - 1751)*
  Ingeborg Lycon Jones (1669 - 1735)*
  Anders Nilsson Lycon (1670 - 1733)*
*Calculated relationship
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Dec 20, 2010
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