Johan Svensson (1837 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Brännö, Anderstorp, Jönköpings län, Småland, Sweden
Death: Died in TITANIC at sea
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About Johan Svensson

Titanica

  • Name: Mr Johan Svensson
  • Born: Wednesday 17th May 1837
  • Age: 74 years
  • Last Residence: in Reftele Sweden
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 347060 , £7 15s 6d
  • Destination: Effington Rut South Dakota United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Johan Svensson, 74, was born 17 May 1837. He was a farmer from Reftele, Småland Sweden. A daughter Mrs John A. Larson lived at 165 Chatham St. New Haven, Connecticut and he had two sons, one of whom, Johan Ekström from Effington Rut, South Dakota travelled to Sweden to collect his father when his wife Brita Lisa Börjesdotter died on 2 February 1912 at the age of 74.

Ekström wrote to his father and to his sister and it was decided that he would go to Sweden and bring his father back to the USA. He had few relatives in Sweden (a neice Mathilda Holm lived in Reftele), the closest relatives were living in USA. Ekström had a hard time persuading his father to leave Reftele, he did not want to go, but the son thought it was a pity to leave him alone in Sweden. When they started out Svensson was crying.

They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. Both men died in the sinking, their bodies were never recovered.

References

  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Acknowledgements

  • Leif Snellman, Finland
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Johan Svensson's Timeline

1837
May 19, 1837
Brännö, Anderstorp, Jönköpings län, Småland, Sweden
1861
March 20, 1861
Age 23
Nennemo Mossagård, Reftele, Småland, Sweden
1866
July 29, 1866
Age 29
Sweden
1870
August 22, 1870
Age 33
Nennemo Mossagård, Reftele, Småland, Sweden
1874
May 14, 1874
Age 36
Nennemo Mossagård, Reftele, Småland
May 14, 1874
Age 36
Nennemo Mossagård, Reftele, Småland, Sweden
1878
August 29, 1878
Age 41
Nennemo Mossagård, Reftele, Småland, Sweden
1882
July 22, 1882
Age 45
Nennemo Korsgård, Reftele, Småland
July 22, 1882
Age 45
Nennemo Korsgård, Reftele, Småland
1912
April 15, 1912
Age 74
TITANIC at sea