It seems that back in the 1500's, the king of Sweden offered free land to any Finns who would live along the Swedish border near those cantakerous Norwegians. An adventurous Finnish soul and his son traveled over 1000 miles to claim their piece of land on the Swedish/Norwegian border. Along the way, they managed to have a few run-ins with the law, and there are several court records to prove it. They must have had some children, too, because we're here to talk about it.
I'll tell you more as I learn more from this period of our family history. Guess not everyone in my past was a Lutheran pastor.