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Anna Bernhardina Skoog

Anna Bernhardina Skoog
Anna Bernhardina Skoog

Mrs Anna Skoog was born as Anna Bernhardina Karlsdotter in Kinne-Vedum, Skaraborg, Sweden on 13 November 1866.1

She was the daughter of Karl Eriksson (born 3 April 1828 at Undenäs) and Maria Greta Andersdotter (born 2 December 1828 at Bellefors).  Her parents had married 22 August 1858.

She had three sisters: Hedda Sofia, b. 3 December 1858, Eva Charlotta, b. 5 November 1869, and Kristina Elisabet (born 15 July 1873), and three brothers: Hugo Gilbert (15 December 1862, died 24 November 1869), Erik Gustaf (b. 15 November 1864 died 5 November 1869) and Carl Ludvig (born 31 October 1860, and still alive as of 1880, when he was working as a farm hand in his native Vedum parish). 

Anna's mother passed away 31 March 1886. 

In 1890 she lived in Kårtorp, Kinne Vedum's parish, Skaraborg's County, with her widowed father and her sister Kristina. She had no particular occupation at the time. She moved to Stockholm 13 June 1891 and first lived at Vasagatan 14 in Klara parish, where she worked as a maid, apparently in the household of clerk Gösta Miles Karlström (b. 1857) and his widowed mother Sofia Ulrika Karlström (b. 1831).

Anna's father passed away 21 January 1893.

In early April 1894, she served for two months as a maid in the household of grocer Friedrich Weisner and his family, and 30 April 1894, she lived at Brahegatan 4 in Hedvig Eleonora parish, working as a maid.  In 1895 her address was Riddargatan 4, still working as a maid; the landlady seems to have been a Mrs. Widstrand, a widow whose late husband had been a master painter. There were also several other maids living in the house at the time.

Anna moved from Hedvig Eleonora parish in Stockholm to Sjörås, Forshem, where on 5 June 1898 she married Wilhelm Johansson Skoog.

On 18 June 1899 at Forshem a son, Johan Erik, was born but died just a few weeks later on 16 September 1899.

Anna and Wilhelm then moved to Österplana (16 November 1899), but before long had made plans to move to America.  

The couple settled in Iron Mountain, Michigan where four further children were born: Karl Torsten (b. 1900), Mabel (b. 1902), Harald (b. 1906) and Margit Elizabeth (b. 1910).

The family decided to return to Sweden around November 1911 which they did but soon regretted the move and made plans to return to America. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as third class passengers (ticket number 347088 which cost £27, 18s). Travelling with them were two relatives, Elin Pettersson and Jenny Henriksson, who they had persuaded to join them.

The entire family was lost and none of their bodies were recovered.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mrs Anna Bernhardina Skoog (née Karlsson)
Age: 43 years 5 months and 2 days (Female)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Married to Wilhelm Johansson Skoog
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 347088, £27 18s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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  1. Laura Melinda Varjo

    Laura Melinda Varjo said:

    Just one quick question-I'm not sure about this-were the Skoogs on deck, all the way up, at Titanic's final moments ? Because I know their relatives Jenny and Ellen were, or Jenny, at least, because her body was recovered. Is there any mention of them from survivors ? Thanks, Laura.

  2. Christian J Cody

    Christian J Cody said:

    It is very unlikely that the Skoog Family made it to the deck in time to board a lifeboat. Their eldest son, 11-year-old Karl, was on crutches and had a hard time getting up the slanting stairs, and his parents had their hands full with the other three children; Mabel, Harald, and Margit, ages 9, 5, and 2. I once saw a family portrait of the Skoogs taken just before Margit was born, and Karl's Accident.

  3. Laura Melinda Varjo

    Laura Melinda Varjo said:

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I was just a writing a story about the family for my niece Luca, and that's why I've asked. But, I wrote it as they were trapped in the gangways and never survived. Oh I have that pic of the family, it's in Judith Geller's Women and Children First, on the very last page for the Titanic passengers. Where did you see their picture ? Because I have looked in almost EVERY Titanic documentary film, but never identified them. But,when I received the book two years ago, I nearly flipped out I was so happy I saw the family photo, and of the Anderssons...too bad then 7 years old Karl jumped for the train and then his leg and some toes had to be amputated...maybe this is one of the reasons they perished. They certainly spoke and understood English-because they lived in the US before for decades.

  4. Michael Ridge

    Michael Ridge said:

    Hello Does anyone know the Skoog family cabin number? If not does anyone know what deck/section of Titanic they were on? Mike

  5. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey said:

    Very few cabin numbers are known for 3rd Class passengers, especially those who did not survive. The Skoogs would have been located in one of the aft sections of the ship along with other families in 3rd Class. They might have had a 6-berth cabin, but I think it more likely that they occupied a 4-berth, with the four children sharing 2 berths. That was expected where half-fare had been paid for children, and the total cost of the Skoog's ticket suggests that 4 berths had been paid for. There were 4-berth cabins in the 3rd Class sections aft on E, F and G decks. These decks also had 6-berth cabins, as did D deck. I don't know of any survivor's account that mentions the Skoogs. Failing that, the actual location of their cabin will probably never be known. .

  6. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Hildur Panula-Heinonen said:

    i was woundering what happened to Karl.

  7. Debora Skoog

    Debora Skoog said:

    Re: [url=/biography/1220]Anna Bernhardina Skoog[/url] Hello!I am Debora Skoog...a family member of Wilhelm Skoog.I know that my Grandfather lost family on the Titanic and I am now trying to help the family here in Canada piece more information together.My Grandpa and Grandma Skoog have died and we have no way of getting more information as we have lost contact with the family in Sweden.We would love to hear from anyone that could reconnect us or even give us clarification on the relation to the family on the Titanic.My grandfathers name was Otto Skoog his sister in Sweden was Regina and brothers were Hugo and Oscar (who lived in Michigan we believe...then New york.)Any information would be much appreciated....D.Skoog

  8. Melinda Laura Varju

    Melinda Laura Varju said:

    Hi everyone. I left my Titanic: Women & Children First book at home (I'm at BYU) so I need a picture of the Skoog family. I have it my book. I've looked everywhere online, but couldn't find them. Can someone please post it possibly on this thread? Or e-mail it to me? I have the one where 3 of the Skoog children-Karl, Mabel, and Harald are on it with thier parents. Thanks so much.

  9. Melinda Laura Varju

    Melinda Laura Varju said:

    He died. Just kidding, well I think it was one frantic of a time for the Skoog family at the sinking. I think Karl had it really bad, the poor little boy. It makes me sick when I think of him dying being overlapped by water on crutches and then drowning. That goes for all of the little children, poor little ones. And we had these children falling, sliding, drowning, what kind of a hell they went through that night. I'm feeling extremely peaceful when I know that they are resting now and are peacful.

  10. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Hildur Panula-Heinonen said:

    i think it's sick to think of how these people died on Titanic, Lusitania, Empress of Ireland and all the other shipwrecks, when they are stuck below deck, and the ship has already sunk.They all know they are about to die, and they have to watch their own deaths and the deaths of their loved ones as the water rises and overtakes them. That's horrible and it happens alot because it takes a while for the entire ship to be filled with water, and many people just have to watch the water pour in around their ankles and wait for death to greet them.

  11. misti skoog

    misti skoog said:

    hi all. i was wondering if anyone had some information on the skoog family that was on the titanic? i was told at my mothers funeral that we are related to them somehow (before this, i didn't even know there were any on the titanic). and i would like to be able to prove this information and use it to help my brothers and i figure out our genealogy. any information at all would help. if they had any brothers and sisters. cousins names. anything at all that would help us 3 kids to kinda find ourselves. thanks all!!

  12. Holly Peterson

    Holly Peterson said:

    The Skoog family consisted of: Wilhelm Skoog, 40 born April 6th 1872; he was the son of Anders Johansson Anna Bernhardina Skoog, 44, born Friday 13th November 1868 Karl Thorsten Skoog, 11, born Friday 13th July 1900 Harald Skoog, 5, — b Wednesday 22nd August 1906 Mabel Skoog, 9, — b Tuesday 22nd July 1902 Margit Elizabeth Skoog, 2, — b Thursday April 15th 1910 Wilhelm Skoog and his family, from Hallekis, Sweden, travelled to the upper Peninsula of Michigan in the late 1800s to work at the Pewabic copper Mine in Iron Mountain. Between 1900 and 1910 the family had four children; their future looked bright. In 1907, seven-year old Karl was chosen to carry his father's dinner pail over hte hills from their home to the mine for his midday meal. Thorsten enjoyed this duty as his father often rewarded him with a left-over cookie or a bite of his mother's pastries, which he particularly loevd when she filled them with wild game. Karl was fascinated by trains and on

  13. Loree Collins

    Loree Collins said:

    Hello from Tucson--Iam just starting research on the Skoog family as I believe I have a large photo of Mabel and Margit Skoog. Don't ask how amazingly it ended up in Tucson,Arizona and my hands!! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Loree

  14. Michael H. Standart

    Michael H. Standart said:

    >>Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  15. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Hildur Panula-Heinonen said:

    Ioree, if you could post the picture, i would be very grateful, or could you e-mail it, if you are able? Here is my address: [email="[email protected]"][email protected][/email] I wish very much to have a face to these names, Hildur Panula-Heinonen

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Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm

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