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Juho Tikkanen

Johannes 'Juho' Tikkanen was born 24 June 1879 in Pielavesi, Kuopio, Finland, the son of Herman, a farmer b. 18 December 1832, and Helena (née Gregorsdotter, b. 16 December 1838) Tikkanen; they had married 28 June 1869 in Pielavesi. He had two brothers and three sisters; Karolina, b. 25 December 1870, Lovisa, b. 9 November 1872, Henrik, b. 12 November 1874, Anna, b. 8 January 1877, and Jafet, b. 22 March 1882.

He travelled from Hankä to Hull before joining the Titanic at Southampton. He was bound for New York. The fare from Hankä to New York was 269 Fmk ($51 £10 12s).

Juho Tikkanen died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified. £50 in compensation was later paid to his relatives.

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic, Rabén, Stockholm.
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Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Jarno Linnolahti, Finland
Leif Snellman, Helsinki, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

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  1. Beth Tickanen

    I am trying to find out if Juho Tikkanen might have been my distant relative. This is the original, Finnish spelling of my last name, and my grandfather's brother was born in Finland. I've tried several genealogy sites, but they don't seem to extend to Finland. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.

  2. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Hei, i live in Finland, and a friend who lives in Canada has the same sort of issue with a Finnish relative. She advises you to go to it is a Finnish-Canadian/America geneology site. Happy hunting!

  3. Beth Tickanen

    Thank you for the information! I will head over to that site and check it out.

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Juho Tikkanen
Age: 32 years 9 months and 21 days (Male)
Nationality: Finnish
Last Residence: in Pielavesi, Finland
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 3101293, £7 18s 6d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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