About Johan Henrik Johannesson Kvillner
Mr Johan Henrik Johannesson Kvillner
- Born: Monday 11th April 1881
- Age: 31 years
- Last Residence: in Trollhättan Sweden
- Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
- 2nd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 18723 , £10 10s
- Destination: Arlington Virginia United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 165)
- Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Friday 10th May 1912.
Mr Johan Henrik Johannesson Kvillner, 31, was born on 11 April 1881, the son of Elizabeth Olsson and her late husband who was a shoemaker and shopkeeper in Kville parish. Kvillner, who was engaged to Signe Kjellberg, Föreningsgatan (29) of Gothenburg, lived in Trollhättan, Västergötland, Sweden and worked as an engineer on the Trollhätte kanalverk (a hydro-electric powerstation).
Kvillner worked hard to earn money for his studies, graduated as engineer in 1907 and about the same time changed his name from Johannesson to Kviller. He got a job on Trollhätte kanalverk and was, in 1912, one of the youngest engineers on the power line building bureau. He got a government scholarship to study iron constructions in USA and travelled from Gothenburg to join Miss Charlotte Larson, 393 Forest St. Alington NJ. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton.
On the night of the sinking Kvillner was seen standing on deck with Ingvar Enander and Kurt Bryhl. They had been refused entry to a lifeboat and were watching Kurt's sister Dagmar escape the sinking Titanic in lifeboat 12. Kvillner died in the sinking, his body was found (#165) and buried in Fairview in Halifax on 10 May, 1912. His belongings were sent back to Sweden.
After hs death the Mansion House Fund paid 1420:38 Kr (£78) on 23 January, 1913 to Kvillner's fiancé and 874:08 Kr (£48) to his mother, Elizabeth Olsson. 2918:40 Kr was paid to the mother in damages.
References and Sources Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#165) Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Credits Leif Snellman, Finland
Johan Henrik Johannesson Kvillner's Timeline
April 11, 1881
April 15, 1912
May 10, 1912