Friends of Old Swedes

Friends of Old Swedes make a one-time donation toward the long-term preservation of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church. HGDPC was recently awarded a Keystone Grant to address deferred maintenance to the church and other historic buildings on our property. Every single dollar that you give toward this fund will be matched by this grant.

Church historian Jeanette Woehr explains the historical significance of Gloria Dei Church and its graveyard.
$3,160 of $5,000 raised

Contribute to the long-term preservation of this historic property by making a one-time donation of any amount you desire. Suggested donation is $100.

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Donation Total: $100.00

The Friends of Old Swedes

Rhoda Garcia

In honor of the Myakka Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

BECKY CARR

Wade & Pamela Sjogren

Thank you HGDPC for your loving care of this treasure of a church, and for continuing to share its special history with the community.

James Fetter

Michael Schreiber

David Furlow

Lisa is a descendant of Sven Svenson, who donated the Nya Sverige blockhouse that became Gloria Dei. We loved the Swedish & English… Read more

Lisa is a descendant of Sven Svenson, who donated the Nya Sverige blockhouse that became Gloria Dei. We loved the Swedish & English service we watched Rev. Kim-Eric Williams present at Gloria Dei during a Swedish Colonial Society/American Swedish Historical Museum symposium where I spoke about New Sweden's legal system. Lisa is also a descendant of 17th century Pilgrim and Delaware River trader Isaac Allerton, one of the merchants who traded with the Lenapes and supplied the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers along the Delaware. Today Lisa serves as Counselor of the National General Society of Mayflower Descendants. We love Gloria Dei.

Anne Prosseda

Laura Knox

Alice Reyes

Kenneth Bradley

In memory of Edward "Gene" Bradley

Wade Mcvey

My 5th great grand parents where married here. It was an honor to visit

Helene Brennan

This is in honor of jim Murphy's presentation.

clare kronemeyer

I enjoyed tonight's presentation from Jim Murphy about William Penn. I'm a tour guide form Pennsbury Manor and find WmPenn an amazing… Read more

I enjoyed tonight's presentation from Jim Murphy about William Penn. I'm a tour guide form Pennsbury Manor and find WmPenn an amazing historical figure.

Susan Segal

In memory of Edward Segal

Nancy Wood

NILS VAN AMMERS

Jim Murphy

David Hopper

William Clark

Cecilia Isaacs-Blundin

Thank you for the churchyard map – I was able to find my grandfather’s brother, William Isaacs!

Alicia Drelick

John DeBruicker

Rob O'Neill

Amy Grant

In Memory of Jean Barr

Jim Murphy

Dorothy/Howard Troendle

In memory of Baby Shanyle Martucci. Never forgotten, always loved.

Dorothy /Howard Troendle

Honoring John A Martucci

Amy Grant

Theodore Robb

James R. Fetter

Julie Daye

Candace Espeseth

Victoria Zyp

I enjoyed visiting your lovely church last month, and appreciate that you make it such a welcoming place for random visitors who appreciate… Read more

I enjoyed visiting your lovely church last month, and appreciate that you make it such a welcoming place for random visitors who appreciate your community's history. Thank you for being so welcoming as a community and for taking care of this significant place!

Tameron Hodges

In honor of Wayne "Rambo" Ihrig

Peach Paulison

Amy Grant

Catherine Koenig

Catherine and Paul Koenig

leonard frank

Amy Grant

As HGDPC works toward closing its fundraising gap, I am proud to make this donation to support the Keystone Grant.

Tara Timmerman, MD

I am so grateful for all that HGDPC does. I am a descendent of Peter Gunnarsson Rambo on both my father’s side as well as my mother’s… Read more

I am so grateful for all that HGDPC does. I am a descendent of Peter Gunnarsson Rambo on both my father’s side as well as my mother’s side. I so look forward to visiting the church in the near future and learning more about the amazing history there.
Sincerely,
Tara Lynn Timmerman

Jerome Buescher

In support of the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant

Rev. Dr. David A. Genaszler

Michael Schreiber

Amy Grant

I am proud to give these funds to support repairs to the church and other buildings on this historic property.

Amy Grant

This is my second contribution to this fund. HGDPC has been awarded a Keystone Grant to address deferred maintenance to the property. This… Read more

This is my second contribution to this fund. HGDPC has been awarded a Keystone Grant to address deferred maintenance to the property. This donation was made to support that project.