Sven Johansson. The Cunard Line stated he was 36 years of age, and a Swedish national. His point of origin was stated to have been Chicago. He was born 11 October 1878 and was a native of Åhus, Kristianstad County, Sweden, and lived in Salslund, Sweden (this might have been the address of a sister, however). His parents were Johan Pettersson, a minor land owner b. 12 April 1838 at Linderöd, Klippan, Skåne, Sweden (d. 1 March 1893), and Hanna ”Nilla” Nilsdotter, b. 3 February 1838 at Åhus. His parents had married 28 December 1868. His brother Nels (Nils) was a naturalized American citizen. In 1880, he had two brothers; Per, b. 20 September 1869, and Nils, b. 23 July 1879. There were two farmhands and a maid living with the family at the time, indicating they were relatively/comparatively well off. He also had a sister, Sigrid Johansson (b. 22 March 1883 at Åhus). Sven had moved to the city of Norrköping in October 1902, before emigrating to the USA. Apparently, Sven had lived in Chicago, Moline and Rockford when in the USA, and was a cabinet maker by trade. In 1915, he lived at 523 East 42nd Street in Chicago.
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