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|Father:||Sheriff Luloff Stiddem|
|Marriage:||about 1644 or 1645|
|2nd Marriage:||about 1654|
|3rd Spouse:||Christina Ollesdotter|
|3rd Marriage:||about 1680|
Timen Stiddem is the ancestor of all Stidham ancestors in America. He had 5 sons and 4 daughters.
Timen was born in Hammel, probably Denmark. His father went to Goteburg, Sweden where he was one of the original founders. Timen decided in 1638 to go to the new world on the Kalmar Nyckel. This was before he was married and he went home on June 15. He went again the same year and came home four years later. HE then married a woman, name unknown and had three children, names unknown. They left again for the new world in 1649 on the Kattan. It reached a storm on August 27 and and left the storm 80 miles from Puerto Rico. They rammed into a cliff and the women and children were taken to a small, uninhabited island 13 miles from the coast. the men joined the next day. French pirates came and killed Doctor Stiddem's wife and children. Captain Boender came and brought Dr. Stiddem and the other 18 that survived home. He went to Sweden and married another time. He returned to New Sweden in 1654 and lived the rest of his days in Wilmington Delaware.
|Children of PARENTS NAMES
|Luloff Stedham||about 1654|
aboard the Orn or in New Sweden
|Lucas Stedham||about 1656|
Christina (Wilmington), New Sweden
|Erasmus Stedham||about 1658|
|Adam Stedham||about 1660|
|25 December 1699|
|Ingeborg Stedham||about 1664||1724|
|Maria Stedham||about 1668|
Chester County, Pennsylvania
|Magdelena Stedham||about 1671|