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Peter Andreas Lauritz Andersen Søholt

Peter Andreas Laurits Andersen Søholt 1 was born on 12 July 1892 in Sjöholt, Örskog, Möre and Romsdal County, Norway. He was christened on 7 August in Örskog, in the Church of Norway.  His parents were Anders Kristian Andersen, a smith, and Johanna Martha (nee Petersdotter), who had married 28 May 1883 in Örskog, Möre og Romsdal. His known siblings included Nils Andreas Herman; born 21 September 1894, Amalie Sofie, b. 25 October 1896, Andreas Sverre, b. 17 March 1899.

Peter Søholt was a carpenter, living in Örskog, Ålesund, Norway. 

He was travelling with Olaus Abelseth (his cousin), Abelseth's brother-in-law Sigurd Moen, Karen Marie Abelseth, Anna Salkjelsvik and Adolf Humblen.

They all set sail from Ålesund to Newcastle via Bergen. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton. Søholt's eventual destination was to be a Mrs. Johnson, 1519 Plymouth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Peter Søholt lost his life in the disaster.


  1. The last name Søholt was added later and was not entered into the birth records. A common hereditary surname wasn't required in Norway until 1923 and families often used local 'farm' names.  Søholt being a village in Ørskog parish.

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  1. Gordon Soholt

    Gordon Soholt

    Great site thanks...... My Grandfather was from Alesund in Norway, and was a relative to peter soholt and Abelseth. Thanks again.... Gordon Soholt Canada

  2. kh

    april, 15 1912 he couldn't swim, so, his cousin, ole, and ole's brother in law all jumped in at once, but, he eventually died, with ole's bro in law, but, ole survived

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Peter Andreas Lauritz Andersen Søholt
Age: 19 years 9 months and 3 days (Male)
Nationality: Norwegian
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Sjøholt, Norway
Occupation: Carpenter / Joiner
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 348124, £7 13s
Cabin No. [F] G73
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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