My mom is born in a small village called Ullatti. She was one of 8 children growing up on the farm Nedergård. Ullatti, a village 5 mil east of Gellivare and approx 10 mil from the border of Finland. The village is beautifully situated on the slope of the mountain Särkivaara. Down in the valley, the river Ängesån flows past which is a nice river for fishing.
A little history about Ullatti. The oldest found indication of settlement in Ullatti is in 1680 when a man named Michel Grelsson settled down and built a farm. The name Ullatti is linked to the farm and the last name “Grelsson Ulat.” “It was told that Michael Grelson came from Tärendö, and that his family came from Finland.” But the papers at that time are hard to find. Where my mother’s family came from is still not clear.. so the story will continue.