I have found out an interesting tidbit about this family from a member of my family who is more closely related to them than I am. Apparently Sigrid Danbom had a son born on March 3 1905 in Sweden (possibly out of wedlock). His name was Theodore, he was known as Teddy and he was raised in Winnipeg Canada as the son of Sigrid's sister, Susannah Zachrisson. He died on March 4 1930 and it is unknown whether he ever learned that Sigrid Danbom was his mother.
Oooh, at last a thread about the Danbom family. I'm not swedish myself, but i live in Sweden in a town quite close to where they stayed when they were here for honeymoon and where little Gilbert was born. The "village" they were in is called "Horn".
The first time i read the passengerlist i was chocked when i saw how many people that had died. But when i saw "boy, 4 months" i became really sad. It felt like it was something special about that little child. I thought to myself that i had to find out who he was. I found out his name and then did some research about him and his family. I was really surprised when i read that they were swedes and came from nearby. And that made me feel so close to them in a way.
I would really love to visit the house they lived in while in Sweden and visit the place they took this portrait, but i can't.
The fact that Sigrid had another son surprised me too..Didn't know that.
I believe that they lived in Långebro that is a very small neighbourhood in Kisa that is in the region of í–stergötland. But they were there only to visit their family. Other than that was that they were moving back to Stanton after their visit, right?
I think that's about all there is about their stay in Sweden.
Yes, i've heard that in some places in Finland, the people are tought to speak swedish. í„r du bra på svenska?
How cool of your friend to start the nordic titanic site! Good job!
About the Danbom family. I remember that i've read one letter (on the Internet of course)from i think it was Sigrid Brogren that she sent to her family in Horn, describing their journey to Southampton. It was about them being seesick but having a good time and so on. The language in the letter was original. The had done nothing to change the language, fortunately.
And i recall that i also, somewhere, read what the Brogren/Danbom family did on their last day in Sweden (the day before they went for the Titanic). They all got together and had a little godbye party, sang songs etc. And that Sigrid wrote something biblic in her diary the same day that they died.
I think it's kind of strange that Sigrid had a child before she was married. Was she raped maybe? 'Cause she was religious, wasn't she? It would be strange for religious people back then to have kids out of wedlock. It must have been the reason why she left her son to her sister. Right?
Well, no i am not any part Swedish and i live in Helsinki, which is mainly Finnish, apart from Immigrant languages that fill the air. I learned Swedish in school, because everywhere in Finland we must learn Swedish. It has to do with the old reasons, such as Sweden once ruling over Finland.
As for Sigrid having Theodore, well maybe she fell in love, but had Theodore before engagement or marriage, and then things went sour and she was left unmarried and with child. It may have been a mercy plea to have her sister take the child, as her sister was married and with family, therefore it would look normal, whereas Sigrid would have a bit of explaining to do when it would come to marriage and explaining why she had a child out of wedlock. It would make her look bad. I wonder if Ernst knew she had a son Theodore?
Oh Okay..I think it's a bit annoying that you HAVE to learn swedish. It should be optional.
Yeah, maybe she went through falling in love and then going through a bitter ending. These things were quite complicated and harder those times. I think she always felt bad about it even if she perhaps was not to blame, but had no other choises. If she lived in our time, then she would not have to let anyone else raise him because of shame and such (if her situation allowed it of course)
Linda Adams have relatives that would know about the Danbom family. It would be really interesting to know more about them and certainly about the Theodore situation.
Oooh Little Gilbert was soooooo cute! ALL of the Titanic's children were sooooo cute! Sorry I REALLY love babies and children. Wow, about Thedore, I didn't even know! I wonder how the little child looked, in 1912 for example. I would have still kept my baby Teddy no matter what. But then again, he would have died with them but still. Best to be all together all the time. At least that's how I feel. Maybe she missed little Teddy, I wonder if Anna Sigrid thought, even in a spur of the moment about Teddy, that his Mommy is going to die. Sad...But maybe the situation was too panicky. But I would have thought of my little son.