About Helmina Josefina Nilsson
Miss Helmina Josefina Nilsson
- Born: Friday 19th February 1886
- Age: 26 years
- Last Residence: in Ramkvilla Småland Sweden
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 347470 , £7 17s 1d
- Destination: Joliet Illinois United States
- Rescued (boat 13)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: 1971
Miss Helmina Josefina Nilsson, 26, was born 19 February 1886, the daughter of farmer Johan Peter Nilsson and Anna Kristina Magnusdotter Åkerslund, Ramkvilla, Småland, Sweden. She had four younger brothers Albin, Emil, Frans & Edvin, a younger sister Ida and two elder sisters Alfrida & Hanna.
Albin Emil & Edvin had previously emigrated, changed their name to Lander and were working in the Chicago era. Helmina travelled together with Elin Braf, also from Ramkvilla. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. Helmina was destined for Joliet, Illinois.
When accident occured the girls dressed themselves and Helmina rushed away in advance while Elin was left behind to pick together a few things. Helmina reached (probably) lifeboat 13 and was saved. Elin was lost.
In New York she was given an unknown sum of cash and a ticket to Joliet.
In 1918 she married Albin Linder and they had two sons. After some years they returned to Sweden and lived at Hillefällan, Rörvik where they got a daughter. Helmina died in spring 1971.
References Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Acknowledgements Leif Snellman, Finland