Manta Josefina Nieminen

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Manta Josefina Nieminen

Birthplace: Karinainen, Turku, Finland
Death: Died in Titanic
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Occupation: servant
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About Manta Josefina Nieminen

  • Name: Miss Manta Josefina Nieminen
  • Born: Friday 15th December 1882
  • Age: 29 years
  • Last Residence: in Karinainen Finland
  • Occupation: Servant
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 3101297 , £7 18s 6d
  • Destination: Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Miss Manta Josefina Nieminen, 29, the daughter of Selim and Maria Nieminen, was a single woman living in Karinainen, near Turku, Finland.

Manta Nieminen had, according to a letter from her parents to the Finnish authorities, begun working as a maid at the age of 9. She had travelled abroad but in the Autumn of 1911 she returned to Finland. Since the age of 18 she had supported her parents with a yearly sum of 100 Fmk. ($19/£3 19s). Between January and March 1912 she had worked on her parents farm. They had counted on economic help from her when she went to work in America.

She boarded the Titanic in Southampton and was travelling to Aberdeen, Washington together with Werner Salonen.

Accordng to White Star she was travelling "c/o Doyno Ivanoff P.O. Box 284, Coon Rapids Iowa." But another passenger, Ivan Mineff from Bulgaria, was on his way to that address and White Star must have made a mix-up believing Nieminen to be a a Bulgarian. Aberdeen, Washington was the address she mentioned when she bought her ticket. She had 300 Fmk ($57/£11 16s) in cash and luggage worth 200 Fmk,($38/£7 18s) the value of which the parents tried to get back from the White Star line.

Miss Nieminen's body was never found, £50 in compensation was paid to her parents.

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Manta Josefina Nieminen's Timeline

December 15, 1882
Turku, Finland
April 15, 1912
Age 29