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List of Current Forefathers

Active Members
of the Swedish Colonial Society
with Forefather Status
November 12, 2019

Jöns AndersonPamela Leigh, Wayne, MI
Hans Gustav Ling, Uppsala Sweden
Måns Andersson (Mounce)Christina W. Lassen, Linwood, PA
Barbara Sue Smith Parsons, Oakdale, CA
Cynthia D. Smith, Valencia, CA
Nils Andersson (Lykins)Keith Arbtin, Mountlake Terrace, WA
Elizabeth S. Farwell, Carlsbad, CA
John Kent Kane, II, Yorktown, VA
Peter Bayard Kane, Cazenovia, NY
Andrew R. Likins, Colorado Springs, CO
Frances Snyder Ramirez, Tampa, FL
David Reese, Hazard, KY
Joan Ligget Snyder, Tampa, FL
Benjamin Patterson Wheat, Arlington, VA
J. Marc Wheat, Arlington, VA
Laura Elizabeth Wheat, Arlington, VA
Peter Andersson (Longacre)Howard Raymond Longacre, Ephrata, PA
Raymond H. Longacre, Ephrata, PA
Anders Bengtsson (Bankson)Alexander Jay Buckman, Houston, TX
Jane Gurry Buckman, Houston, TX
Peter Jay Buckman, Houston, TX
Jill M. D’Andrea, Olney, MD
Stefanie Marie Glowiak, Manhattan, KS
James Edward Gurry, Missouri City, TX
Martha Bankson Lyle, Pace, FL
Kyle Richard Mason, Medford, NJ
Anders Svensson Bonde (Boon)Susan W. Leerstang, Wilton Manors, FL
Lars Thomasson Bjur (Boore)Elizabeth B. Beers, Princeton, NJ
Elizabeth M. Cecil, Lafayette Hill, PA
James W. Marvin, Jr., Haverford, PA
Robert F. Marvin, Wynnewood, PA
Alexander BoyerHarold Douglas Ford, Stone Mountain, GA
Sinnick Broer (Sinnickson)Charlotte H. B. Dallett, Taconic, CT
Judith Arlt Walker, Landenberg, PA
Otto Ernest Cock (Cox)David R. Ross, Bryn Mawr, PA
Peter Larsson Cock (Cox)Thomas A. Glowiak, Manhattan KS
Yvonne Harralson, Delray Beach, FL
Tina Harralson, Elkins Park, PA
Emily Samson Tepe, Wilmington, DE
John B. Tepe, Jr., Greenville, DE
John B. Tepe, III, Birmingham, UK
Virginia Wilson Thomas, Durham, NC
Anders Larsson DalboDonna Crisp, Fairfax, VA
David R. Dolbow, Hermitage, TN
Aleasa Hogate, Pennsville, NJ
Joseph E. Hogate, Jr., Enka, NC
David Krough, Cape Charles, VA
Olle DerrickssonPamela Leigh, Wayne, MI
Garret EnochsMathew Brett Enochs, Eldorado Hills, CA
Susan A. Fleming, Quakertown, PA
Nils Larsson Frände (Friend)Gary L. Friend, Mount Vernon, WA
Thomas A. Friend, Avenel, NJ
Trissa Haefling, Chagrin Falls, OH
Marjorie Jackson, Warren, OH
Kevin C. Miller of Fayetteville, NC
Delores E. Shade, Frederick, MD
Patricia Ann Thompson, Adamstown, MD
Hans GeorgenTheresa Anne Harkins Brasko, Maple Shade, NJ
Johan Grelson (Archer)Raymond M. Borland, Colora, MD
Sven Gunnarsson (Swanson)Dennis J. Cunniff, Cedar Grove, NJ
Irénée du Pont, Jr., Montchanin, DE
Eugenia Eberle, Los Ranchos, NM
Ruth E. McCullough, Williamsburg, VA
Kirsten A. Seagers, West Chester, PA
Shelly L. Seagers, West Chester, PA
Ann Walz, Naperville, IL
Johan Gustafsson (Justis)Charles J. Justice, Bloomington, IN
Lori Justice Smith, Shoemakersville, PA
Steven Widtfeldt, Newtown Square, PA
Anders Hansson (Hanson)Gary L. Ball-Kilbourne, Minot, ND
Matts Hansson (Mattson)Cynthia Joanne Mattson, Arlington, VA
Lawrence Mattson, Macedon, NY
Robert S. Mattson, Vallejo, CA
Andrea Mattson Posner, Washington, DC
Israel Åkesson HelmAnna E. Bauer, Haddonfield, NJ
Mary Tomlinson Bauer, Haddonfield, NJ
Marie Bates Boisvert, West Chester, PA
Mary Bartram Robeson Hunter, Charlottesville, VA
Stephen Robeson Miller, Cambridge, MA
Kathryn S. F. Reinhardt, Shaker Hts., OH
Johan HendrickssonRonald Hendrickson, Moorestown, NJ
Patricia Richardson, Fullerton, CA
Johan Hendricksson (Bilderback)Marlene Dillinger Melching, Decatur, IN
Matthias Claesson HolsteinBarry R. Holstein, Shelburns Falls, MA
Peter Jochimsson (Yocum)Gerald H. Barr, Warminster, PA
Helene Yocum Basile, Berwick, PA
Virginia Yocum Fraser, Seal Beach, FL
Joan Paver Gleibs, Plano, TX
Raymond C. Lantz, Pensacola, FL
Clark Snyder of Johnson City, NY
Darryl Stroup, St. Peter’s, MO
Beverly Walker, Wyndmoor, PA
Ralph H. Walker, Mansfield, TX
Katherine Williams, Seminole, OK
Harold A. Yocum, Edmond, OK
Howard C. Yocum, Aston, PA
Carl JonssonPamela Leigh, Wayne, MI
Anders Jöransson (Anderson)Nicki F. Haas-Kovalcik, Penn, PA
Barbara T. Harrell, San Antonio, TX
Keli Ann Spiegel, Jeanette, PA
Pamela Leigh Wayne, MI
Clement Jöransson (Clements)Louise Powell Dobbs, Calhoun, GA
Howell Dean Clements, Chattanooga, TN
Jürgen Kühn (Keen)Bonnie Hillman Van Gamert, Seattle, WA
Kendra Jean Hillman, Brooklyn, NY
Tatnall Lea Hillman, Aspen, CO
Paul J. Holsen, II, Fort Myers, FL
Robert C. Jackle, Westminster, MD
George M. Jenkins, St. Davids, PA
William R. Johnson, Plymouth, MN
Edward Franklin Keen, Glen Arm, MD
George H. Keen, Charlottesville, VA
Gordon L. Keen, Bryn Mawr, PA
Patricia T. Marshall, Milford, DE
William Thompson, Ft. Washington, PA
Eleanor K. Williams, Bald Head Island, NC
Peter Nilsson Laicon (Lykins)Ann Marie Matwick, Peachtree City, GA
Marcus Laurensen (Huling)Carla V. Chamberlain, Schellsburg, PA
Lars Carlsson LockBarbara Locke Powers, Conowingo, MD
Måns Svensson LomLeigh David Abraham, Barton, MD
James Edwards Garrett, Jr., Pegram, TN
Gary Jordan, Täby, Sweden
Sandra Springer Pfaff, Haverford, PA
Hans Månsson (Steelman)Eugene Bocelli, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Anne Quinn Cramer, Carlsbad, CA
Gloria R. Hoppe, Big Sandy, TX
Joann Klontz, Swedesboro, NJ
Richard A. McGeary, Gettysburg, PA
Velna Elizabeth Sanders, Asheboro, NC
Shirley Ann Schmidt, Bordentown, NJ
Earl G. Stannard, III, Audubon, NJ
Robert H. Steelman, New York, NY
William D. Steelman, Moraga, CA
Rushton D. White, Williamsburg, VA
Mårten Mårtensson (Morton)Jane R. Buch, Dunedin, FL
Walley G. Francis, Syracuse, NY
Theodore J. Hazlett, Jr., Wilmington, DE
Rosemary Heinze, Haddonfield, NJ
Nils MattsonJohn R. Daggan, Staten Island, NY
Lawrence C. Nelson, Jr., Berlin, NJ
Pal Jonsson Mullica (Poulson)Mary Poulson Dudek, Bryan, TX
Patricia Mortimer, Winona, MS
Morgan D. Pope, Hillsboro, OR
Ralph E. Poulson, Jr., Powell, OH
Jonas Nilsson (Jones)Glen E. Beebe, Mt. Holly, NJ
Brian D. Crane, Washington DC
Martha Dupecher, McLean, VA
Sharon Garrison, Brentwood, CA
Carol Harmon, Traverse City, MI
Doris S. Hopkins, St. Helena Island, SC
Elizabeth L. Jones, Swarthmore, PA
Richard L. Jones, Newtown Square, PA
Ronald E. Jones, Jr., Limerick PA
Carol B. Kehler, Broomall, PA
Elizabeth A. McFarland, Haverford, PA
George McFarland, Jr., Haverford, PA
George McFarland III, Haverford, PA
Megan D. McFarland, Haverford, PA
Larry W. Penwell, Tall Timbers, MD
Michael Morgan Stranix, Swarthmore, PA
Robert Taylor Stranix, Swarthmore, PA
David MacLeod Taylor, Wallingford, PA
John G. Taylor, Jr., Wallingford, PA
Leslie Anne Taylor, Swarthmore, PA
Paul McCleod Taylor, New York, NY
Joan M. Young, Somerdale, NJ
Pal PerssonHarold D. Ford, Stone Mountain, GA
Pamela Leigh, Wayne, MI
Samuel Petersson (Peterson)Pamela Leigh, Wayne, MI
C. Matthew Peterson, Bountiful, UT
Teresa Tighe, Collingswood, NJ
Johan PrintzMargaretha Bengtsson, Kungälv, Sweden
Kerstin L. Nordenham, Stenungsund, Sweden
Karin Nordenham, Stenungsund, Sweden
Sophie Nordenham, Stenungsund, Sweden
Peter Gunnarsson RamboLewis Stetson Allen, Prides Crossing, MA
Michael E. Barger, Rio Rancho, NM
John Michael Baxter, Exton, PA
Judy Baxter, Haverford, PA
William Allen Baxter, Center Strafford, NH
Ronald Stephen Beatty, Hempstead, TX
Anne Marie Brancati, Wilmington, DE
Roberta Caito, Indianapolis, IN
Alexander G. Carson, Mt. Royal, NJ
Karol Flesher Childs, Sierra Vista, AZ
Maurene Mast Coan, Flossmoor, IL
Carolyn Rambo Cooper, Edison, GA
Larry R. Cornell, Aurora, OH
Marie A. Cornell, Aurora, OH
Bruce Runyan Engstrom, North Little Rock, AR
Peter Eyestone, Rockwell, TX
Jean Farnsworth, Philadelphia, PA
Jon Forde, Montgomery, TX
Lauren Forde, Houston, TX
Paul Forde, Cypress, TX
Samantha Forde, Houston, TX
Steven Forde, Houston, TX
Cynthia V. Forde-Beatty, Hempstead, TX
Judy Lynn Glowiak, Manhattan, KS
Myra Vanderpool Gormley, University Place, WA
Cheryl Bethel Haakenson, Sun City West, AZ
Glenda H. Harkins, Marietta, GA
Linda Carol Hooper, Dallas, TX
Scott W. Jordan, Albuquerque, NM
Jane R. Lohmeyer, Coatesville, PA
Marilynn Mast Long, Johnsburg, IL
Kyle R. Mason, Medford, NJ
George R. McCormick, Lakeside, OH
Ela Ruth McCullough, Nacogdoches, TX
Mary Beth McDermott, Wilmington, DE
Rachel Miller, Tomball, TX
Freda Jo Bankston Porter, Arlington, TX
Edwin S. Rambo, Ringgold, GA
Herbert R. Rambo, Berlin, NJ
John Gunnar Rambo, Prosper, TX
Kathryn Rambo, Tonopah, AZ
Michael R. Rambo, Winston-Salem, NC
Newell Rambo, Needville, TX
Brian J. Roberts, Avondale, PA
Mary Anne Robinson, West Lafayette, IN
Marianne Sandels, Uppsala, Sweden
Rolf Sandels, Stockholm, Sweden
Fyn R. Schulke-Forde, Cypress, TX
Zoe E. Schulke-Forde, Cypress, TX
Brett Sisman, Denver, CO
Kiira Kristine Sisman, Cypress, TX
Omer Austin Sisman, Cypress, TX
Roxanne Sisman, Cypress, TX
Evan Noel Soileau, Redington Beach, FL
Linda Marie Peterman Soileau, Redington Beach, FL
Ann Hooper Stacy, Dallas, TX
Jeffrey S. Waddell, Portsmouth, RI
John Wenrich, Toano, VA
William A. West, Kansas City, MO
Roy White, Salt Lake City, UT
Nancy Binder Zickgraf, New Castle, DE
Rev. Andreas RudmanKatharine A. E. Campbell, Malvern, PA
Johan Thorsson ScogginJohn W. Gareis, Lancaster, PA
Sven SkuteJulie Jensen Bryan, Philadelphia, PA
Alice Warner Donaghy, Wilmington, DE
Charles W. Donaghy, Wilmington, DE
Robert J. Donaghy, III, Wilmington, DE
John J. Hagan, Lawrenceville, NJ
Ann Ochs, Kennett Square, PA
Ellan Thorson, Annapolis, MD
Hans Georgen Smidt Pamela Leigh, Wayne MI
Charles SpringerMary Jill Power Bergstrom, West Bloomfield MI
Alice C. Byrnes, Suamico, WI
E. William Ross, Villanova, PA
Gary E. Young, Centreville, MD
Måns Petersson Stake (Peterson)Kenneth S. Peterson, Whiting, NJ
Robert P. Peterson, Mullica Hill, NJ
John Andersson StalcopDebbie Rowland Avery, Greenville, NC
E. Susan Cox, Grundy, VA
Mary Cloud Hollingshead, Clarksboro, NJ
Christopher K. Hull, Ft. Worth, TX
Pamela Leigh, Wayne, MI
Anna Leslie Long, Cramerton, NC
Henry Ellison Long, Cramerton, NC
Phyllis Mullis, Cramerton, NC
Leslie C. Skeen, Harbeson, DE
Edward Smith, Lincolnton, NC
Janice M. Snead, Saltville, VA
Larry S. Stallcup, Virginia Beach, VA
Timen Stiddem (Stidham)Frances O. Allmond, Wilmington, DE
Alice Rebecca Snyder Bromley, Boise, ID
Richard Rodney Cooch, New Castle, DE
Harold Douglas Ford, Stone Mountain, GA
Noria I. Gerig, Colorado Springs, CO
Margaret R. Nesbitt, Mesa, AZ
Richard L. Steadham, San Diego, CA
William O. Stidham, Washington, MI
Walter D. Stock, Wernersville, PA
Sandra R. Wallis, Darlington, MD
John William West, La Plata, MD
Olof Stille (Stilley)Kainan Cramer Bolger, Park City, UT
Matthew G. Bonn, Carlsbad CA
Susannah Bonn, Vacaville, CA
Margaret Sooy Bridwell, Berwyn, PA
Anne Q. Cramer, Carlsbad, CA
Jan LeMoyne Hedges, Castle Rock, WA
Lynn A.Smith Henning, Maryland Heights, MO
Mildred W. Hollander, Ames, IA
Katherine Cullen King, Alexandria, VA
Timothy W. Lockley, New Castle, PA
Kathleen A. H. Loftman, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Mollie Sue Morton, Boulder, CO
Velna Elizabeth Sanders, Asheboro, NC
Sandra G. Van Amburgh, Wilmington, DE
Kim-Eric Williams, Exton, PA
Olof Thorsson Harold D. Ford, Stone Mountain, GA
Christina, mother of Elias Johnsson ToyAnne Quinn Cramer, Carlsbad, CA
James W. Toy, Lawton, OK
Elias Johnson ToyAlfred B. Capotosto, West Chester, PA
Johan Van Culen (Culin)John C. Cameron, Malvern, PA
Catherina Johansdotter VanderveerPamela Leigh Wayne MI
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CRAIG COLLECTION ONLINE: We have posted for sale the first digitized item from the Craig Collection, a package of all Peter Craig’s family group sheets for the first four generations of the Mounce Rambo branch of the Peter Gunnarsson Rambo family. We plan to add more such packages of family group sheets as well as other materials. It is our hope that these resources will facilitate the process by which members of The Swedish Colonial Society apply for forefather status as descendants of Swedish colonists who arrived in the thirteen colonies before the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783.

Click here to the online Craig Collection