Miss Elin Natalia Petterson was born on 19 July 1893 in Österplana, Skaraborg, Sweden.
She was the daughter of Gustaf Pettersson (b. 1865) and Anna Natalia Andersdotter (b. 1870). Her known siblings were: Elin Maria (b. 1890), Axel Wilhelm (b. 1891), Harald William (b. 1895) and Åke Gunnar (b. 1908). The family lived at Hellekis in Västergötland.
For a period Elin had been living in Stockholm with relatives, possibly her cousin Jenny Henriksson. The two had reportedly been enamoured with the idea of settling in America and it was not until the Skoog family, with whom they were related, came back to Sweden from that country but were deciding to return that the two young women elected to travel with them.
Elin and Jenny, along with the Skoog family, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers (she travelling on ticket number 347087 which cost £7, 15s, 6d). They were travelling to Olaus Rask, 805 East 2nd Street in Iron Mountain, Michigan.
Elin died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.
The Mansion House Fund paid 874.08 Kr (£48) to parents and a further 455.50 Kr (£25) damages were later paid on 15 July 1914.