Elisabeth Vilhelmina Johnson

Mrs Elisabeth Vilhelmina Johnson (née Berg)

Mrs Oscar W. Johnson (Alice ?Elisabeth Vilhelmina Backberg), 24, was born 24 January 1885.

Elisabeth was Married to editor Oscar Walter Johnson and lived with him and their children Harold Theodor and Eleanor Ileen in St. Charles, Illinois.

She and the children were returning from a visit to Oscar's parents home in Ramkvilla, Smland, Sweden. They travelled via Malm (where they bought their tickets) and Copenhagen. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton.

Elisabeth and her children got into one of the last lifeboats on starboard side either lifeboat 13 or 15. A man, probably Gunnar Tenglin stepped out of the lifeboat to offer a place. After that he found there was still room left in the lifeboat and stepped back in.

In New York she was quartered on St. Lucas Hospital, where Red Cross gave them an unknown sum of money and a new trunk. 24 April she travelled via Chicago on her way home to St. Charles.

Her husband died in 1917, she then married Carl Peterson who died in 1964. Elisabeth Peterson (late Johnson, ne Berg) died 19 December 1968.

Notes
Another source suggests she was in Finland visiting her dying father.

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

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Phillip Gowan, USA
Leif Snellman, Finland

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