Mr Karl Ivar Sven Berglund

Mr Karl Ivar Sven Berglund, 22, was born on January 24, 1890 the son of bricklayer Karl August Berglund and Emma Rydberg. Karl Ivar was single and worked as a casual labourer in Tranvik, Sund, Åland Islands, Finland.

Karl Ivar Berglund had been persuaded to USA by Alfred Rindell, a building worker who had visited him back in 1911. Rindell told he could get work in USA and later sent cash for a ticket.

Ivar travelled to Stockholm, Sweden where he bought a ticket for an American line ship. In Southampton he realized he could go on the Titanic instead. From Southampton he sent a card to his parents with the ships picture on it. The card and news of the disaster arrived at the same time but only after some weeks did definitive word of their son's fate arrive.

Karl Ivar Sven Berglund's body was never found, his family subsequently received £75 in compensation.

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic, Rabén, Stockholm.
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  1. Lawliet said:

    This may be the ticket Jack Dawson held!

  2. K. said:

    Related to me, and so young.  He had family waiting for him.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Karl Ivar Sven Berglund (ref: #679, last updated: 6th September 2015, accessed 15th June 2021 01:05:08 AM)

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