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Matthew Rambo Family History Assignment Due: 10/12/10 When I first took a look at this assignment, all I thought to myself was that I can just call my grandfather and get all of this information off of him. I was shocked to hear him say “I have no clue matt.” All he could tell me is that we were Swedish and that our family has been in Pennsylvania for over 300 years. He then gave me a name that he said was always talked about when he was a younger boy. That name was Peter Gunnarson Rambo. Peter Gunnarson Rambo was born in the year 1612 in Hisingen, Sweden. Hisingen is a small town in the northwest section of Guthenberg, Sweden (Craig, 1990). The name Rambo is derived from Peter’s Swedish homestead Ramberget. Ramberget means “Ravens Mountain” and the suffix “Bo” means “home” in Swedish. At the age of 27, Peter sailed to New Sweden as a laborer on the second voyage of the Kalmar Nyckel New Sweden was a settlement off of the Delaware Bay (Kellogg, 2006). After becoming a free man, Peter married Brita Mattsdotter from Vasa, Finland on April 7, 1647. Once married, the couple moved to Pasayunk Township which is now south Philadelphia. (Craig, 1990) Peter had a role in the governor’s council during his time period. He was on the council from the time that Governor Johan Rising was in office (1654-55) all the way through Dutch and English rule (1655-80). Also during this time, Rambo owned a prosperous farm which included apple trees that were grown from
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Matthew Rambo Family History Assignment Due: 10/12/10 seeds that he had brought from Sweden. These apples are still grown today in many northeastern states and they are known as “The Rambo Apple.” Peter was also known very highly for his wonderful hospitality. He would sometimes hold court right at his house. Also his house was a “welcome center” for visitors of the time. Among these visitors was William Penn. William Penn
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ECO 012 taught by Professor Esposto during the Spring '08 term at Kutztown.

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