I have a sister named Julie but her last name is no longer Mattson. Thanks for posting your reply.
It doesn't seem like there's any apparent connection between your husband's family and mine. My great-grandfather, Daniel Mantyla, came over from Finland in 1894. I was able to locate his name in one of the passenger registries on the Ellis Island website. He was not yet married at the time, so I'm assuming he met his wife Ida Porhola, in Michigan.
As far as I know, Daniel settled in the U.P. and eventually married. He and Ida had 11 children, one of them being my grandfather. He was a logger and was killed in 1927 in a logging accident. I've seen his tombstone, and he was buried as Daniel Mantyla. However, curiously, his wife was buried as Ida Mattson. To my knowledge, she didn't remarry. All the children were Mattsons, too, so the name change is somewhat of a mystery.
I'm probably repeating myself here, but thanks for posting your reply, anyway. If I find out anything more regarding a connection, I'll post it here.
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