Day 123 – The Wilmington Old Swedes Church Spoon

I’m so excited about this spoon because it represents another link to my family tree. The Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, Delaware, built in 1698, is part of a trio (a trinity, perhaps?) of churches that my 5th great grandfather, Johan Wicksell looked after as vice-dean of the Delaware River parishes.

The other two churches were Old Swedes/Holy Trinity in Swedesboro, New Jersey (which I wrote about back in February) and Old Swedes/Gloria Dei in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

There’s so much history here, it’s going to make for a longer blog post at a later date, when I’ve had time to pour over all the records I’ve found tying these churches together.

Not sure when this spoon was made, but it’s probably another early 20th century souvenir.