This part of Sweden was settled in the early 16th century, mainly by Finnish people. They were promised to get rights to the land they cultivated in these forests and to get exemption from tax for many years. All names of the houses at Anttila are Finnish names. This area is also called Finnskoga, which means "the Finnish Forest"!
His first building was situated somewhat to the west of the present main building at Anttila. It was built by Antti's great-grand father Lasse Himainen and his friend Jakob. The name of the first farm was Himala and probably had no windows and no chimney, only an opening in the roof for the smoke from the fire.
Antti changed his name to Anders, and his son became Pål Andersson, son of Anders.