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Johan Birger Gustafsson (Gustafsson Smeds)

Also Known As: "Ruotsinpyhtää/Strömfors Finland"
Birthplace: Svenskby, Strömfors, Finland
Death: Died in TITANIC at sea
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Immediate Family:

Son of Karl Frerik Gustafsson and Maria Lovisa Gustafsson
Husband of Jenny Sofia Jung
Father of Ines Gustafsson; Anna Greta Gustafsson and Edvard Gustafsson
Brother of Emilia Sofia Gustafsson Smeds; Mathilda Gustafsson Smeds; Karl Viktor Gustafsson; Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson; Maria Mathilda Backström and 4 others

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About Johan Birger Gustafsson


  • Name: Mr Johan Birger Gustafsson
  • Born: Friday 15th June 1883
  • Age: 28 years
  • Last Residence: in Ruotsinphyhtää Finland
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 3101277 , £7 18s 6d
  • Destination: New York City New York United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Johan Birger Gustafsson, 28, the son of Maria Lovisa Gustafsson, was born on June 15, 1883. He worked as a farmer in Kejtala, Strömfors (Ruotsinpyhtää), near Lovisa, Southern Finland and was married to Jenny Johansson with three children: Edvard, Ines and Anna Greta.

Birger had shortly before the trip finished building his new house, and a month before sailing, on March 12, his daughter Anna Greta was born. Birger's intention was either to take the family to USA later or settle down in Kejtala. Birger had found construction work with his brother and brother in law in the USA. Birger, his brother Vilhelm, his sister Mathilda and her husband Karl Alfred Backström travelled from Hangö to Hull on the Polaris and boarded the Titanic at Southampton. Karl, Birger and Vilhelm were lost in the sinking, Birger's body was never found. His widow later received £250 in compensation.


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


  • Leif Snellman, Finland
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Johan Birger Gustafsson's Timeline

June 15, 1883
Strömfors, Finland
July 14, 1909
Age 26
March 12, 1912
Age 28
April 15, 1912
Age 28
TITANIC at sea