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 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.