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Anna Sofia Nysten

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Kisa, Östergötland, Sweden
Death: March 28, 1977 (87)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Place of Burial: Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel August Nysten and Maria Sofia Nilsdotter
Wife of NN Gustavsson
Mother of Lennea Gustavsson; Bill Gustavsson and Arthur Gustavsson
Sister of Elsa Maria Nysten; August Mauritz Nysten and Anders Helge Nysten
Half sister of Carl Nikolaus Nysten; Samuel Gustaf Nysten; Gunnar Nysten; Agda Nysten and Klara Nysten

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About Anna Sofia Nysten

Miss Anna Sofia Nysten==

  • Born: Wednesday 22nd January 1890
  • Age: 22 years
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Last Residence: in Kisa Östergötland Sweden
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 347081 , £7 15s
  • Destination: Hackensack New Jersey United States
  • Rescued (boat 13)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Monday 28th March 1977

Miss Anna Sofia Nysten, 22, was born 22nd January, 1890 the daughter of Samuel August and Maria Sofia Nysten from Farsbo farm outside Kisa, Östergötland, Sweden.

Anna Nysten was daughter to a homestead owner outside Kisa and had been persuaded to travel by Ernst Danbom, who was visiting Sweden with his family. He also persuaded the family of Anders Andersson to join. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. Anna was travelling to her sister in Passiac, New Jersey.

In a letter home Anna writes that after the collision she had calmly dressed, grabbed her food hamper and gone up to the deck. There she had seen the Andersson and Danbom families. She was rescued in lifeboat 13 and was the only survivor out of 11 from Kisa.

The Woman's Relief Committee gave her $25 in New York.

Anna later married a Mr Gustafsson and died in Des Moines, Iowa on 28th March, 1977.

Documents Jersey Journal, 22 April 1912, Only 1 of 10 in Party on Titanic Saved

References Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]) Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Acknowledgements Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

Contributors Leif Snellman, Finland

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Anna Sofia Nysten's Timeline

January 22, 1890
Kisa, Östergötland, Sweden
March 28, 1977
Age 87
United States
Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa, USA