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Ingvar Enander

Swedish Titanic Victim

Mr Ingvar Enander, 21, was born on 26 December, 1890 the son of wholesale dealer (merchant) Axel Wilhelm Enander (born 3 February 1854 in Borås, Älvsborg's County), and Hilda Elisabeth (nee Bohle; born 19 February 1858 in Gothenburg; she had worked as an inspector for children in foster care from 1903).   They married 11 February 1885 and lived at Olivedalsgatan 1, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ingvar had one brother, Einar, who was born 20 November 1886 at Örgryte, Sweden.

Ingvar boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his fiancé Dagmar Byrhl and her brother Kurt Bryhl. Enander was to continue his studies in USA but as neither he nor Dagmar had mastered English, Kurt, who was emigrating to America, acted as interpreter. Upon arrival Ingvar, Kurt and Dagmar were to join the Bryhl's uncle Oskar Lustig at 511 Pearl St. Rockford, Illinois.

Ingvar died in the sinking his body never identified, even after his father wrote detailed description of his clothes: Ingvar wore a blue jacket dress and a grey Ulster, he carried a penknife with mother-of-pearl handle, watch with golden chain, wallet and tickets and a box with valuables, he had placed Dagmar's red slippers he had put into his Ulster pocket.

The parents failed to sue White Star until it was too late.

Newspaper Articles

Chicago Tribune (17 April 1912) Sister and Brother Lost?
Rockford Daily Register Gazette (25 April 1912) DAGMAR BRYHL TELLS OF TITANIC DISASTER
Rockford Republic (25 April 1912) TITANIC'S SURVIVOR COMES TO ROCKFORD
Rockford Morning Star (26 April 1912) TITANIC SURVIVOR ARRIVES IN ROCKFORD
David Shultz Rockford Register Star (21 December 1997) Titanic survivor had Rockford connection
Dagmar Bryhl aboard the Titanic with her brother and her fiancé

Documents and Certificates

(1912) Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea, National Archives, London; BT334/52 & 334/53


Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988) Titanic, Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

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  1. Deborah J. Hanson

    Deborah J. Hanson

    I am looking for any information or contacts for Dagmar Bryhl (Ingeborg), Kurt Arnold Gottfrid Bryhl or Ingvar Enander all 2nd class passengers. One article states Dagmar married a teacher, Eric Holmberg and settled in Kungsalv; while another article states she married Uno Aberg, an engineer, who was employed by the Nobel brothers. Uno worked in Baku, Russia in the oil industry and they had to flee on short notice in 1917 leaving everything behind because of the Russian revolution. My grandmother and her sisters use to correspond with relatives in Sweden but they are all deceased and the... Read full post

  2. Arne Mjåland

    I have the obituary about Dagmar Bryhl from Kungalv Posten, Sweden. At the time of her death her surname was Holmberg. He was a teacher. It seems that he survived her. There was no Uno Åberg mentioned in the obituary. I have quiet many obituaries (about 150) about surviving Titanic passengers. Also I have some about those who perished in the disaster. May be I have the one you are looking for? Please let me know.

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Ingvar Enander
Age: 21 years 3 months and 20 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Engaged to Dagmar Bryhl
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 236854, £13
Destination: 511 Pearl St. Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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