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The Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Gothenburg, Sweden at the beginning of September, 1639, under Captain Cornelius Van Vliet. She encountered heavy seas, and put into Amsterdam for repairs. She sailed from Amsterdam February 7, 1640 under Captain Pouwell Jansen, arriving in New Sweden April 17, 1640. On board she carried 16 known passengers, incuding crew, administrative personnel, and settlers. These settlers are considered the first immigrant colonists for New Sweden.


PersonOccupation
Herman Willemsen Ship mate
Pouwell JansenCaptain
Peter Hollander Ridder New Commander of Colony
Joost van Langdonk Factor of Colony
Anders Larson Dalbo provost-marshal
Reorus Torkillus Clergyman
Gregorius Van Dyck
Per Gunnarsson Rambo freeman
Per Andersson skipper on the Speel-yacht
Anders Swensson Bonde soldier
Måns Andersson (?-aft1679) freeman
Jon Thorsson freeman
Sven Larson Maarbo laborer
Sven Gunnarsson freeman
Lars Svensson freeman
Martin Guttersson/Gotterson* laborer

*Eventually returned to Sweden

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