Wanted: John Otto Andersen b.1914 d.1994?

Wanted: John Otto Andersen b.1914 d.1994?

John Otto Andersen was born in Tønsberg Norway 12.03.1914. His parents was Anders Andersen b.1884, and Johanne Karlsen b.1888. Siblings was Astrid Johanne and Arne. (Link to pedigree)

John appeared on a search Ancestry.com, and it seems a match:  Name: John Otto Andersen
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1914
Date of Registration: Dec 1994
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Inferred County: Tyne and Wear
Register Number: F59C
District and Subdistrict: 0531F
Entry Number: 74

We are seeking information concerning John Otto, and if there any remaining family in England? Since he lived there the best part of his life, we can only assume so.  Kindly use the contact form if you can help with any information regarding this persons life in UK.


January 2019: Found records concerning John Otto’s father, Anders Andersen. He was a ships mate and captain. The last recording shows he signed on the ship “Ceres” in March 1917, a whaling/hunting ship due for the Artic Ocean. In April several ships vent missing in an aerea between Island and Greenland due to some heavy storms. Last observation of Ceres was done from a fellow whaling ship D/S Driftig on April 5th.  The ship was lost with 12 men onboard. Reported in local newspaper 7 Sep. 1917. The accident is well described in “Isflaket nr 1, 2017“, a magazine from Polarmuseet.

March 2017: Found that John Otto Andersen was a warsailor, and has been registered on Sjohistorie.no website.

January 2015:  Been in contact with a local relative which confirms John Andersen living in Newcastle until his death. He was living together with a dancer.

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