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Ernst Heribert Björklund

Ernst Heribert Björklund
Ernst Heribert Björklund

Ernst Heribert Björklund was born on 1 March 1894 in Skeppsholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

Baptism Bjorklund
Ernst's baptismal record

He was the son of former NCO (non-commissioned officer) Carl Johan Björklund (b. 20 August 1846 in Karlskrona) and Erika Kristina Johansdotter (b. 11 January 1850 in Långemåla) who were married on 10 November 1878.

He had five known siblings: Johan Emil Helge (b. 13 December 1877)(1), Carl Eugene (b. 2 November 1881), Jarl Harald (b. 2 November 1883) and Elsa Viktoria (b. 10 July 1885)(2) and Gurli Carolina (b. 7 September 1887). Ernst lived with his family at Grevgatan 62 in Stockholm.

 Björklund Apartment Door Björklund Apartment
Recent views of Grevgatan 62

His brother Harald had first migrated in 1901 and lived in New York; he made a return home in the summer of 1911 but later returned to the USA; it was Ernst's intention to follow him and settle, with the promise that work had already been arranged for him. He departed from Göteborg on 5 April 1912 aboard the Calypso and boarded the Titanic in Southampton as a third-class passenger (ticket number 347090 which cost £7, 15s). 

Calypso Bjorlund
Ernst's entry on the passenger list for the Calypso

Ernst Björklund died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

The Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to his parents with a further 911 Kr (£50) damage claims paid on 29 June 1914. His parents remained in Stockholm and his mother died in 1928 and his father in 1934. His brother Harald apparently remained in New York and eventually became a US citizen in 1922.

Notes

  1. Emil Helge died 8 November 1885 aged 7.
  2. Elsa Viktoria was later married on 2 October 1912 to Rikard Kristian Larsson.

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
Dagens Nyheter, 18 April 1912
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Peter Engberg-Klarström Titanica! (2020) Titanic's Stockholm Connections
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  1. guneda

    was he have a child or his grandchild is live now?

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Ernst Heribert Björklund
Age: 18 years 1 month and 14 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 347090, £7 15s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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