Birth: 1805 or 1806
Married: to Sara Margareta Persdotter on 19 April 1832, in Bälinge, Södermanland, Sweden. Banns read 1 April 1832.
Each seaman in a Company had to have a unique name, to avoid confusion in battle. The båtsmän thus selected new names for themselves that were unique, and were often related to the place where they lived. Jan Adolf was named "Skomakare" which means "shoemaker" but since prior inhabitants of the torp, also båtsmän, were also named Skomakare, we see that his name comes somehow from the house. This is an excellent description of this "allotment system"
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