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Juho Niilosson Strandén

Mr Juho Strandén was born on 20 April 1881 in Muljula, Kitee, Eastern Finland, the son of Niilo Strandén and his wife Inka Musikka1.

Juho Strandén worked as a farmer, he was unmarried when he boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket no. STON/O 2. 3101288, £7 18s 6d). His destination was Duluth, Minnesota.

Juho had never been on the Atlantic Ocean before. He was woken by the crash, rushed up on forward deck where he saw ice. Later he saw people with lifebelts and rushed down again. He woke his cabin-mate Johan Niskanen, they moved up to boat deck where they, according to them, assisted in loading a lifeboat on starboard side before entering the same (most likely lifeboat 9 or 15).

In New York he was quartered at St. Vincent Hospital.

On 14 December 1925 moved from Kitee to Pyhäselkä, near Joensuu in Finland.

He died 28 August 1943 in Ruskeala, Finland. He is buried at Ruskeala Cemetery, Finland.2


  1. Juho's mother was born in Muljula on 26 May 1851 and died on 20 December 1915. His father was born in Niinikumpu on 23 July 1842 and died on 23 January 1899. They were married on 6 March 1876. He had one brother Pekka (born 13 September 1876) and a sister Anna Alviina (born in Kitee on 20 June 1888, died 22 March 1893). Pekka married on 6 July 1899 to Tilda Maria Toropainen (born 23 May 1880) and together they had ten children. They also moved to Pyhäselkä on 26 July 1923.
  2. Possibly an unmarked grave. Due to the condition of the cemetery and the lost cemetery archive the exact location of the burial remains unknown.

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Names and Descriptions of Alien Passengers Embarked at the Port of Southampton, 10 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/780B).
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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  1. Arne Mjåland

    Ahti Kopperi in Finland is writing a book about the Strandens. including Juho on the Titanic. Now he has written the book for 3 years and it contains now more than 500 pages. When the book is finished in 2012, it will contain 700 pages. From 1928 Juho lived with his wife in Ruskeala. eastside of the nowadays border of Finland. The couple had no children. There Juho died 28 August 1943. Ruskeala is now a part of Russia. The author has asked me for more information about Juho Stranden. May be anybody in this forum has got anything?

  2. Brian J. Ticehurst

    Hello Arne - long time no hear from you? I have tried to contact you via email but the link does not work? Anyway here is what I have on Mr. Stranden: STRANDEN, MR. JUHO. Saved in Lifeboat number 11. Age 31 years. Address - Kitee, Finland. En route to Duluth, Minnesota. Had previously lived in the USA. Insurance claim number 3 & 6. Injury: $350. Property $150. (From The Emergency and Relief booklet by the American Red Cross, 1913). Case number 435. (Finnish). Farmer, aged 30, unmarried. ($50). Mr Juho Strandén, 31, was a single man from Kitee, Eastern Finland. He boarded the Titanic... Read full post

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Juho Niilosson Strandén
Age: 30 years 11 months and 25 days (Male)
Nationality: Finnish
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Kitee, Viipuri, Finland
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 3101288, £7 18s 6d
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Buried: Ruskeala Cemetery, Ruskeala, Finland

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