Courtesy: Alan Hustak, Canada
Mr Ernst Adolf Sjöstedt was born 9 September 1852 in Hjo, Västergötland, Sweden. He worked as a Mountain engineer in Sault Ste., Marie, Ontario, Canada. His two brothers, professor Yngve Sjöstedt and director Sten Sjöstedt lived in Sweden.
Sjöstedt gained a degree at the Stockholm mountain school, he apprenticed at the Creusot (Creuset?) Iron Works in France before he emigrated to the United States in 1878 when he went to work for Bethlehem Steel in Pennsylvania. He moved to Canada in 1890 to join the Nova Scotia Steel Company in Bridgeville, Nova Scotia. There he met and married Kathleen Winslow, and they had two daughters. He was hired by the Lake Superior Steel Company in 1904 and moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He was the inventor of the Sjöstedt Sulpher Roaster and the Sjöstedt Electric smelting furnace.
He had been in Sweden on commission from the Canadian governmental mining department to study methods to extract copper-sulphite ore and electric iron melting. He travelled from Gothenburg and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 237442, £13 10s). His report was lost with him. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
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
Alan Hustak (1999) Titanic: The Canadian Story. Véhicule Press, ISBN 1 55065 113 7
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Alan Hustak, Canada
Leif Snellman, Finland