My father's paternal grandparents came from Sweden in the mid 1860s, first to the upper peninsula of Michigan and then to central Minnesota. My father's great-grandmother also came to Michigan, but I don't know what happened to her. I have broadened my search by researching all of the families that are buried in the same cemetery as my father's grandparents, Bethany Cemetery, Blue Mounds Township, Pope County, Minnesota. Most of them came from Ljusnarsberg or neighboring parishes, but there are still a few that I am not sure about.
Going forward, I plan to add the ancestors of these people and attempt to discover what their ties were to Finland.