Ejnar Windeløv (1890 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Nykøbing Sjælland, Odsherred, Sjælland, Danmark, Denmark
Death: Died in Titanic
Cause of death: Titanic
Occupation: Dairy worker
Managed by: Michael Koll
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Mr Einar Windeløv



Brev fra Titanic-offer fundet


Et brev fra nykøbingenseren Ejnar Windeløv, der døde om bord på Titanic, er pludselig dukket op. Brevet er en 103 år gammel verdenssensation, fortæller Nordvestnyt.

"Kære Forældre! Nu har jeg været oppe og faaet trukket to tænder ud og det koster 4 Kr...."

Sådan lyder indledningen på et hidtil ukendt brev, som Titanic-ofret Ejnar Windeløv skrev i 1909. Det fortæller dagbladet Nordvestnyt.

Ejnar Windeløv fra Nykøbing Sjælland var en af i alt 1.517 personer, som druknede, da Titanic den 15. april 1912 kl. 2.20 sank i Atlanterhavet.

Selv om der er skrevet over 3.600 bøger om Titanic, har oplysningerne om Ejnar Windeløv været særdeles sparsomme. Brevet er derfor en sand verdenssensation.

Holger Halling Aagaard Ibsen, en slægtning til Ejnar Windeløv, fandt brevet i forbindelse med, at Nordvestnyt researchede på historien om Ejnar Windeløv.

Nordvestnyt indleder lørdag en stor artikelserie om Ejnar Windeløv og hans familie i perioden 1890-1912. --------------------

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Han var søn af hotelejer Hans Windeløv og hustru Anna Hansine, født Hansen. På det tidspunkt ejede familien Windeløvs Hotel på Algade, det senere Hotel Phønix, men et par uger efter Ejner Windeløvs konfirmation måtte Hans Windeløv desværre afhænde hotellet.

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/einar-windelov.html

Mr Einar Windeløv


  • Age: 21 years
  • Last Residence: in Cape Town South Africa
  • Occupation: Dairy Worker
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 3101317 , £7 5s
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

For the Aragon, this included "Einar Windelin (sic), a 21-year old Danish labourer who had spent at least the previous 12 months living in the Argentine". Debbie Beavis see http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/discus/messages/5811/208806.html

According to the family they did not know much about when and why Einar left Denmark other than it had something to do with a love affair. The family does confirm that he was in South Africa as well though, but again not sure of when and why.

he must have been in Denmark until about december 1910. His occupation was in September 1911 apprentice in a store of some kind.

In my family we have been told, that his father sent him off to USA after an affair with a local young girl (16½ years old). She was sent to Copenhagen to her sister (my paternal grandmother), where she in september 1911 gave birth to a boy. (The boy was raised by her parents and never lived by his mother).

Posted on Ancestry message board 26 Mar 2011 by Mette McCall

I'm writing a book about the Danish passengers aboard Titanic and am actually researching Einar Windeløv right now. I'm trying to find out whether Anton Carlo Windeløv, who immigrated to Hamption, Iowa in 1881, is a relative. I've found his family here on Ancestry. Einar's family in Denmark had a hotel on an island south of Copenhagen, he also had a brother, Assistent A. Windeløv, that might be the one who immigrated, but there is a big age gap between the two, so I think he might be an uncle..

If you have found any other info on this, I'd really appreciate it! Best, Mette McCall

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Ejnar Windeløv's Timeline

1890
December 29, 1890
Denmark
1891
February 22, 1891
Konfirmeret 16-04-1905 samme sted
1912
April 15, 1912
Age 21
Titanic