John Victor Melander was a ship captain who was skipper of the "H L Tiernan," owned by Crawford & Co. Melander began to live on Kosrae in 1880. He married a Kosraean girl in 1890. In 1893 he was still living on Kosrae, operating a small ship "Tulenkan" and trading in copra. His brother-in-law ran the station on Lelu when he was at sea.
Aha, fadern var också Sjökapten (från Sv.Bef 1880)
Petter Melander, f. 1817 i Resmo Kalmar län, Sjökapten f. Karolina Kristina Jonsson, f. 1829 i Stenåsa Kalmar län Johan Viktor, f. 1846 i Stenåsa Kalmar län Frans Demart, f. 1849 i Stenåsa Kalmar län Naemi Albertina, f. 1865 i Torslunda Kalmar län Hilma Juliana, f. 1856 i Stenåsa Kalmar län