Luise Gretchen Kink-Heilmann

Miss Luise Gretchen Kink-Heilmann

Luise Gretchen Kink-Heilmann

Miss Luise Gretchen Kink, 4, was born on 8 April 1908 at Zürich, Switzerland the daughter of Anton Kink and Luise Heilamnn. Four weeks after her birth, her parents were married.

Luise Kink boarded the Titanic together with her parents at Southampton. She and her mother together with her aunt Maria occupied a cabin at the stern. Another three women were with them.

On the night of the sinking she and her parents were rescued in lifeboat 2.

She grew up at her parents rented farm outside Milwaukee's. After her parents divorce she stayed with her mother. Leaving school very young she had to earn money, because her mother could manage alone.

In 1932 Luise married Harold Pope. The couple had four children (3 girls, 1 boy). They later were divorced. "Al" Kenyon was thereafter her friend. Luise Kink-Pope worked all the time, even into her eighties. She fought against tuberculosis, arthritis and breast cancer.

 
Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

She died on 25 August 1992 from lung cancer leaving her friend Al Kenyon, four children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was buried beside her mother at Sunnyside-cemetery, Milwaukee.

 
Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

References
Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic. Chronos, Zürich

Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183

Acknowledgements
Hermann Söldner, Germany

 

Pictures

Louise's shoe worn off Titanic

LOUISE'S SHOE WORN OFF TITANIC

 
Louise Pope

LOUISE POPE

 
Luise and Anton Kink

LUISE AND ANTON KINK

 

Articles and Stories

The Kink family

Le Journal de Genève  (1912) 

THE KINK FAMILY

 
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