My great-great-grandfather was Par Gustav Peterson of East Liverpool, Ohio, USA. He, was born in Finspang, SWEDEN.
His parents were Johan Eric Pettersson and Anna Catharina Svensdotter. When he brought them over to live in America they were known as Johan Eric Peterson and Anna Katrina Svenson!
He also brought all of about ten brothers and sisters from Finspang to America. He made shoes in East Liverpool, Ohio. His grandfather on his father's side was the cobbler Olf Persson who, married Christina Alexandersdotter in Finspang.