Mr Juha Niskanen, 39, had been living in several places in Vermont, USA for three years, but then returned to his native Finland. He was travelling from Kivijärvi, Finland to Boston, Massachusetts.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number STON/O 2. 3101289, £7 18s 6d), sharing a cabin with Juho Strandén.
After the collision Strandén woke Niskanen, who went and warned Erik Jussila. Together with Strandén he reached boat deck, where, according to their account, they assisted with the loading of one of the lifeboats. Niskanen and Strandén were rescued, probably in lifeboat 9.
After reaching New York Niskanen made a claim of £50 for his lost luggage.
Niskanen eventually settled in Cazadero, California. He commited suicide on 13 August 1927.
State of California Department of Health Services Certificate of Death
Santa Rosa Democrat (California), 14 August 1927, Recluse Fires Cabin, Then Kills Self, Officers Find
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Phillip Gowan, USA
Leif Snellman, Finland