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Hans Linus Eklund

Hans Eklund

Hans Linus Eklund. Born 30 October 1895 in Snäflunda, Örebro, Sweden. His mother was Augusta Amalia Albertina Eklund (she was an unmarried domestic maid); Hans' father's name is not entered into the birth records; she was born 8 May 1874).

He lived with his mother in the household of his grandparents Anders August, a mechanical shop worker b. 1838, and Klara Sofia (nee Berggren: b. 1848) Eklund at Kårbergs Bruk.

He had a brother, Anders Emanuel, b. 8 April 1903 in Maria Magdalena parish, Stockholm; his father is not known either. He also had a sister, Karin, born 26 November 1908.Both were also born illegitimately.

Hans appears to have had a dysfunctional childhood and may have spent time in foster care or children's homes as a child. By 1912 he was a factory worker and lived at Kårberg, Skyllbergs, Snavlunda.

Hans was travelling from Kårberg to his uncle 1 Johan Bernhard Eklund (b. 1870) in Jerome Junction, Arizona. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 347074 which cost £7, 15s, 6d) and is thought to have been travelling alone.

Hans Eklund died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

The Mansion House Fund paid 2699.52 Kr (£148) to his mother but she made no damage claims. Augusta Eklund would lose her daughter Karin in 1916 and her son Anders in 1920. She later married, becoming Mrs August Wilhelm Jansson and died on 21 November 1959 aged 85.




  1. Often reported as his brother

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
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  1. Anders Pemer

    Some corrections: Bernhard Eklund was not Linus' brother, but his uncle - his mother's brother. Linus however did have two siblings, a brother Anders, born in 1903, who died in 1920, never recovering from the Spanish flu, and a sister Karin, born in 1908, who died in 1916. The mother, Augusta, passed away in 1959. All children were born out of wedlock with unknown fathers. From 1921 she was married to an August Jansson, 1858-1936. The closest relatives of Linus today are descendents of another uncle. A brother to his paternal grand father had emigrated to the USA.Professor Glenn T. Seaborg,... Read full post

  2. Brian (2908)

    Anybody else related to the Manns in Belfast ? Joseph and Mary Mann - 12 children 7 x boys John (Australia) ,William (Seaman) Joseph (Seaman) , Francis 5 x girls Cissie ( married Tom Murtagh) ,Kate (Married Joe McGinnety) ,susan ,elizabeth and Mary

  3. Anders Pemer

    Linus was a fourth cousin of chemist and Nobel laureate Glenn T. Seaborg, although Seaborg was about a generation younger and actually was born just a few days after the Titanic disaster, on April 19, 1912. Seaborg would go on to discover or co-discover ten transuranium elements, was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1951, joint with Edwin McMillan, and eventually had element number 106 named after him in his lifetime, as seaborgium.The paternal great grand fathers of Glenn's and Linus' mothers were brothers Fredrik Eriksson, 1775-1851, and Anders Ersson Ek, 1776-1810, respectively.... Read full post

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Hans Linus Eklund
Age: 16 years 5 months and 16 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Kårberg, Örebro, Sweden
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 347074, £7 15s 6d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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