Mr Karl Rudolf Brobeck, 22, was born 2 January 1890 the son of police officer Karl Edvard & Anna Sofia Brobeck, he had 8 siblings and lived at Tunnbindargatan 22, Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Brobeck boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger . He was travelling to Axel Sandqvist 3 Whipple St. Worcester, Massachusetts. On a previous visit to Worcester he had worked as butler on different hotels. He had later returned to Sweden and worked in Stockholm and Norrköping as a painter and janitor.
Brobeck sent Sandqvist a card from Southampton of 9 April saying he would sail soon, but did not mention the name of the ship. His friends in Worcester were not sure that he had gone with Titanic, but eventually realized that to be the case.
He died in the sinking, his body was never found.
The Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to parents, 911 Kr (£50) damage claims was paid to parents 30 July 1914.
In English list he is mentioned as "Gauk Brobek, Denmark" some newspapers called him Broberg.
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Leif Snellman, Finland