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Kurt Arnold Gottfrid Bryhl

Mr Kurt Arnold Gottfrid Bryhl, 25, was born on 2 March, 1887 in Ulricehamn, Älvsborgs County, Sweden, to Edvard Gottfrid and Ida Jenny (nee Gustafsson) Lustig.1

Kurt worked as upholsterer (or decorator / wall-paperman) in Skara; he and his sister (or half-sister) Dagmar Bryhl had taken their name from their grandmother. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton with Dagmar's fiancé Ingvar Enander as second class passengers. Kurt acted as interpreter for the group.

Upon arrival in America Ingvar, Kurt and Dagmar were to join the Bryhl's uncle Oskar Lustig at 511 Pearl St. Rockford, Illinois.

Mr Bryhl unlike the others, was emigrating to America. On the night of the sinking, Dagmar recalled, Kurt had been wearing a gray-speckled costume. He died in the disaster.


  1. It is unclear if he and Dagmar were brother and sister or half-siblings.  The father's name on the birth certificate is different but this may have been a clerical error.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Kurt Arnold Gottfrid Bryhl
Age: 25 years 1 month and 13 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Skara, Västergötland, Sweden
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 236853, £26
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

Chicago Daily Tribune (Illinois), 17 April 1912
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

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
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Kurt Arnold Gottfrid Bryhl (ref: #358, last updated: 18th June 2015, accessed 2nd December 2021 03:46:14 AM)
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