Mr Anders Johan Andersson

Mr Anders Johan Andersson, 39, was born 21 January 1873, the son of Kristina Lovisa Andersson from Årtesmåla, Horn, Kisa.

Anders worked as a farmer at Kättestorp farm, Kisa, Östergötland, Sweden. He was married to Alfrida and they had five children: Ebba, Ellis, Ingeborg, Sigrid and Sigvard. They were quite well off but still decided to emigrate, tempted to America by Ernst Danbom who was married to Alfrida's sister Anna.

Anders and Alfrida were travelling from Kättestorp to the home of Anna's sister Mrs Andrew Zakrisson, Hartcourt St., Sturgeon creek, Saint James, Winnipeg, Canada. Other sources give the address as Stanton, Iowa so it is likely that they were going to stay with the Danbom family for a time.

The Andersson and Danbom families were accompanied by Anna Nysten from Farsbo farm outside Kisa. She was the only survivor of the company. Anders' body was never found.

Mansion House Fund paid 875:52 Kr (£48) to mother, 912 (£50) to seven siblings. 456:50 Kr damage claims paid to mother 25 August 1914.



Alfrida Konstantia Andersson Anders Johan Andersson with Children
Anders Andersson, Anna Nysten and Ernst Danbom with family and friends, 5 April 1912


Leif Snellmann, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

References and Sources

Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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