Miss Berta Olivia Nilsson, 18, was born 22 February 1894, she was the daughter of Nels Nelson and Ingeborg Johnson and lived in Ransbysäter, Lysvik, Värmland, Sweden.
Berta Nilsson boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 347066 £7, 15s, 6d). She was accompanied by her fiancé Edvard Larsson-Ronsberg from Ransbysäter to Missoula, Montana.
Larsson died, but Berta was rescued in Collapsible D. The "Women's Relief Committee" in New York gave her $50. On 26 April she passed St Paul, Minnesota on her way Westwards with Carl Olof Jansson, Oscar Hedman and Anna Sjöblom.
After the disaster she never dared to travel over the Atlantic ocean again. She married a Mr Christensen and died in Chicago 27 December 1976.
State of Illinois Certificate of Death
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Phillip Gowan, USA
Leif Snellman, Finland
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Chicago Tribune (1966)
Chicago Tribune (1976)