Mr Johan Samuel Andersson

Mr Johan Samuel Andersson, 26, was born 11 December 1885 the son of Anders Gustaf and Anna-Sofia Andersson, Stommen, Härja, Skarpamo, Västergötland, Sweden.

Johan Andersson had been living in USA for many years and had citizenship of the United States. His address was given as c/o Alex Andersson, 1415 Broad St., Hartford, Connecticut. He worked as a carpenter.

Samuel had been visiting his parents and had intended to bring his grandfather back with him to America, however his father wanted to build a new house and insisted that the grandfather stay in Sweden and help him.1,2

Samual Andersson Samuel Andersson
Johan Samuel Andersson
Courtesy of Frida Andersson (left) and Karen Zefting Alcorn (right)

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger and died in the sinking. His body was not recovered.

The Mansion House Fund paid 874.08 Kr (£48) to his father on 23 January 1913. 1822 Kr (£100) in damage claims were paid 9 June 1914 to the parents.

 

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Johan Samuel Andersson
 

Credits

Karen Zefting Alcorn
Frida Andersson
Leif Snellman
Claes-Göran Wetterholm

Notes

  1. The house remains in the family.
  2. David, Samuel's brother, did eventually immigrate to the U.S., to Hartford, Connecticut.

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

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Johan Samuel Andersson Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #633, updated 26th August 2017 06:28:01 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/johan-samuel-andersson.html

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