Magdalena's father arrived in the Swedish colony in 1641.
" Peter Larson Cock was born at Bångsta, Turinge parish, Stockholm Län, in 1610, and adopted the surname of Kock (meaning "cook" in Swedish) in 1641 when, having been sent as an imprisoned soldier to New Sweden, he became the cook on the ship.
--"The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware River", by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig, page 28-29.
In 1643 Peter Larson Cock married Margaret Monsdotter Lom.
Of their twelve children, Magdalena was born 1659. We could assume she was born on Peter's island "Kipha" between the Delaware river and the Schuylkill River.
In 1681 she married Anders Peterson Longacre.
The church records revel that in 1697 Anders pledged 1.5 pounds for the minister's salary and gave 5 pounds towards building Gloria Dei.
Gloria Dei was dedicated in 1700, Anders and Magdalena were rewarded with a pew in the second row of the second quarter. He was also elected a Vestryman and later a Church Warden.
It is difficult to believe that Anders, or Magdalena were buried anywhere other than Gloria Dei, the church records from those dates are poor or in Swedish.
When Interstate 95 was put in, large portions of the burying ground ended up under the interstate. The Government put Swedish Seals in concrete in the ground to commemorate the burial grounds.
Anders Petersson Longacre
Helena Margaret Cock Holstein
Lawrence Petersson Cock
Anna Petersdotter Cock Rambo
Maria Kock Rambo
1661 – unknown
Brigitta Cock Rambo
Margaret Persdotter Cock Longshore
Catherine Kock Begtsson
1669 – unknown
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