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Anna Elisabeth Judith Dyker (Andersson)

Birthplace: Worcester, Worcester, MA, United States
Death: February 19, 1961 (71)
Haworth, New Jersey
Place of Burial: Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Carl Anderson and Matilda Johnson
Wife of Adolf Fredrik Dyker and John A. Josephson
Mother of Kenneth A. Josephson and John W. Josephson
Sister of Carl Fredrik Reinhold Carlsson; Fritz Carl Anderson; Gustav Willliam Anderson; Laura Matilda Anderson; Adelia Anderson and 1 other

Occupation: Music teacher
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About Anna Elisabeth Judith Dyker


  • Name: Mrs Anna Elisabeth Judith Dyker (née Andersson)
  • Titanic Survivor
  • Born: Sunday 24th November 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Age: 22 years 4 months and 22 days
  • Nationality: American
  • Married to Adolf Fredrik Dyker.
  • Last Residence: in New Haven Connecticut United States
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 347072 , £13 18s
  • Destination: New Haven Connecticut United States
  • Rescued (boat 16)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Sunday 19th February 1961
  • Cause of Death: Cause Not Disclosed
  • Buried: Glendale Cemetery Bloomfield New Jersey United States
  • Reference: Life Boat No. 16
  • Reference: R.M.S. Titanic deck plans

Mrs Adolf Fredrik Dyker (Anna Elisabeth Judith Andersson), 22, was born on 24 November 1889 the daughter of Carl Anderson and his wife Matilda Johnson. She lived 468 Washington St. New Haven, Connecticut, and was married to Adolf Dyker. She also had a brother Fritz Anderson living in USA.

Elisabeth Dyker was born in Worchester, Massachusetts and had met Adolf when his family moved to 187 Center St. New Haven. They had got married not long before and had their new house in New Haven almost ready built. Elisabth gave music lessons and was teaching herself to become a singer.

Elisabeth and Adolf were travelling from Gnesta, Sweden to New Haven. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passengers. When the Titanic was sinking "Fred" put her into lifeboat 16 "kissed me and stepped back to let other women enter the boat." With her in the lifeboat she had her handbag with among other things two golden watches, two diamond rings and a sapphire necklace, but she lost the handbag either in the lifeboat or on Carpathia , she could not say where. Adolf died in the sinking, his body was never found.

From New York she sent a telegram to New Haven, "Liza saved, Fred lost". To ministry of foreign affairs in Stockholm she wrote:

"I lost my husband and everything I owned, I was wounded when I was brought from Titanic, that together with sorrow and worries has completely broke me down. My health have not recovered, I have tried to done some work to earn my living, as I'm now living in my parents home and my father is old and cannot earn too much, I cannot fully be a burden to him, but my strength doesn't allow me to do further work." Elisabeth received $1200 from the Red Cross Fund in New York, $300 from "The Women's Relief Committee", New York. No papers on damage claims paid exists, but she sued White Star for $4000 for lost luggage and $14000 for loss of husband.

After the disaster Elisabeth Dyker continued as a music teacher, she remarried to John A.Josephson and moved to New Jersey where she lived until her death on 19 February 1961.


  • Bergen Record (New Jersey), February 20, 1961, Obituary


  • State Department of Health of New Jersey Certificate of Death


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


  • Brian Meister, USA
  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden


  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Michael A. Findlay, USA
  • Leif Snellman, Finland

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

Titanic Survivor. She was a third class passenger on board the RMS Titanic traveling to New Haven, Connecticut. She boarded the ship with her husband Adolf on April 10th in Southampton, England. She was rescued from lifeboat 16 by the Carpathia and arrived in New York City on April 18th. Her husband died in the sinking of the Titanic.

No. 16.*

British Report (p. 38) gives this as the sixth boat lowered from the port side at 1.35 a. m. No male passenger.

Passengers: Fifty women and children — second and third-class.

Crew: Master-at-arms Bailey in charge. Seaman Archer, Steward Andrews, Stewardess Leather, and two others.

Total: 56.


E. Archer, A. B. (Am. Inq., p. 645) : I assisted in getting Nos. 12, 14 and 16 out — getting the falls and everything ready and passengers into No. 14. Then I went to No. 16. I saw that the plug was in tight. I never saw any man get in, only my mate. I heard the officer give orders to lower the boat and to allow nobody in it, having fifty passengers and only my mate and myself. The master-at-arms came down after us; he was the coxswain and took charge. When we were loading the boat there was no effort on the part of others to crowd into it; no confusion at all. No individual men, or others w^ere repelled from getting in; everything was quiet and steady. One of the lady passengers suggested going back to see if there were any people in the water we could get, but I never heard any more of it after that. There was one lady in the boat, a stewardess (Mrs. Leather) who tried to assist in rowing. I told her it was not necessary, but she said she would like to do it to keep herself warm. There was one fireman found in the boat after we got clear. I do not know how he came there. He was transferred to another boat (No. 6) to help row.

C. E. Andrews, steward (Am. Inq., p. 623) : Besides these six men I should think there were about fifty passengers.

There was no effort on the part of the steerage men to get into our boat. I was told by the officer to allow none in it. When the officer started to fill the boat with passengers and the men to man it, there were no individuals who tried to get in, or that he permitted to get in. There was no confusion whatever. The officer asked me if I could take an oar. I said I could.

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Anna Elisabeth Judith Dyker's Timeline

November 24, 1889
Worcester, Worcester, MA, United States
New Haven, Conecticute, Estados Unidos da América
New Haven, Conecticute, Estados Unidos da América
February 19, 1961
Age 71
Haworth, New Jersey
Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA