Anna Sofia Nysten

Miss Anna Sofia Nysten

Anna Sofia Nysten

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

Pictures

Titanic Survivors in New York

TITANIC SURVIVORS IN NEW YORK

 
Anders Andersson, Anna Nysten and Ernst Danbom with family and friends, 5 April 1912

(1912) 

ANDERS ANDERSSON, ANNA NYSTEN AND ERNST DANBOM WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, 5 APRIL 1912

 

Articles and Stories

ONLY 1 OF 10 IN PARTY ON TITANIC SAVED

Jersey Journal  (1912) 

ONLY 1 OF 10 IN PARTY ON TITANIC SAVED

 
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