Sigurd Hansen Moen

Mr Sigurd Hansen Moen was born 15 January 1887 in Grimstadeie Farm, Skjåk, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. His parents were Hans Hansen (Bispmoen), a timber driver and shoemaker born 8 September (?) 1850 at Skjåk, Norway, and Elisabet (née Olsdatter, born 4 January (?) 1847 at Skjåk).He had at least one sister; Thea, b. 1890 at Skjåk.

He was a carpenter or cabinet maker living at Skutviksveien 15 in Bergen, Norway. He was married on 4 July 1908 in Ørskog prestegjeld (parish), Norway to Inga Johanne Jørgensdatter Melseth (born. 27 August 1881 at Abelseth, part of Ørskaug parish).  They would have two children; Johannes, b. 18 June 1909 at Bergen, and Elly, born after 1910. In 1910, the Moens lived at 6 Breistølsveien in Bergen.  

Sigurd Moen left Bergen, Norway, 4 April 1912 and his destination was Minnesota, according to Norwegian authorities.  

Sigurd Moen was travelling Inga's brother Olaus Abelseth and Abelseth's cousin Peter Søholt, their other companions were Karen Marie Abelseth, Anna Salkjelsvik and Adolf Humblen. The group boarded the Titanic at Southampton.  Moen's eventual destination was given as the home of Gunder and Hans Hansen in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

He had visited the United States previously.

Sigurd Moen lost his life in the disaster. His body was later recovered by the Minia (#309). On 9 May 1912 it was forwarded to New York to be returned to Norway by the Scandinavian American Line.  He is buried in Mollend al cemetery Bergen, Norway.


  1. There is a chance his parents had married 4 June 1871 at Skodje, Møre og Romsdal, Norway.

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  1. kh said:

    look at peter soholt, theres a post that is what happened to both of them

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Trevor Baxter, UK
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