The Skoog family left America for their homeland, but quickly decided they wanted to go back   Leave a comment

Name: Wilhelm Skoog

Born: Saturday, April 6, 1872

Age: 40 years

Last Residence: Hällekis, Västergötland, Sweden

Occupation: General Laborer

3rd Class passenger

First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday, April 10, 1912

Ticket No. 347088, £27 18s ($42.87)

Destination: Iron Mountain, Michigan

Died in the sinking/Body Not Recovered

 

Wilhelm Skoog was a mining engineer living in Sweden. He was married to Anna and they had four children: Harald, Karl, Mabel and Margit.

Shortly after their wedding, Wilhem and Anna moved to the United States and lived in Iron Mountain, Michigan. William was an engineer at Pewabic mine. The family left iron Mountain in 1911 but after a few months they decided to return to Michigan.

They travelled through Stockholm, Gothenburg and Hull, before boarding the Titanic at Southampton. Sadly, the entire family died in the disaster. Only Jenny’s body was recovered.

The Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to Wilhelm’s parents. Wilhelm’s father was not satisfied with the amount paid by White Star and hired an American lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the company. He then refused to pay the ministry of foreign affairs for their lawyer.

 

Family members travelling on the same ticket:

Anna Bernhardina Skoog, age 43

Karl Thorsten Skoog, age 11

Harald Skoog, age 5

Mabel Skoog, age 9

Margit Elizabeth Skoog, age 2

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