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Hesselius, Andreas

(1677–1733). B. Swed.; nephew of J. Swedberg*; left Swed. for Am. 1711; Luth. pastor Christina (Wilmington) in the Swed. settlement on the Delaware 1713–23; returned to Swed. 1723–24; pastor Gaguäf, Västeraas, Swed. Works include Disertatio historica de Vandalis; Kort Berettelse Om Then Swenska Kyrkios närwarande Tilstaand i America Samt ofögripeliga tankar om thess widare förkofring. His brother Samuel came to Am. 1719; served chs. in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, 1719–23 and was Andreas' successor at Wilmington 1723–31; returned to Swed. 1731; pastor Romfertuna, Västeraas, Swed. See also Provost.

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