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Emma Schabert

Emma Schabert
Emma Schabert

Mrs Paul Schabert (Emma Mock), 35, was born in New York City on 23 May 1876 the daughter of Richard Mock (died 1905 in New York City) and his wife Emma. Her parents were natives of Germany. She had a brother Philipp Edmund Mock and both were educated in Europe.

Emma had been previously married to Rufus Blake who later killed himself.  She was then married to Paul Schabert and had two children with him, Beatrice and Kyrill Schabert.  However, that marriage was failing by the time Emma and her brother boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg on April 10, 1912.

Emma Schabert
Emma Schabert

A first-class passenger, Mrs Schabert occupied cabin C-28. She and her brother were rescued in lifeboat 11.

Later, Emma married Baron Curt von Faber du Faur and lived in Italy for a number of years but in 1939 returned to America. The couple settled in New Haven, Connecticut where the Baron (known as "Professor") was a lecturer at Yale University. He was born 5 July 1890 in Stuttgart, Germany and died in New Haven on January 10, 1966. He had no children of his own and was survived by a brother and sister in Germany.

Emma's son Kyrill died in St. James, New York in 1983 at the age of 74. His son, also named Kyrill Schabert, is now a resident of Oakham, Massachusetts.

Emma von Faber du Faur (late Schebert, née Mock) died in New Haven on 18 April 1961.

Research Articles

Mike Poirier Titanica! (2018) Siblings' love survives fateful night

Newspaper Articles

L'Eclaireur de Nice et du Sud-Ouest (18 April 1912) Mrs. Schabert, Mr. Mock, Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Smith, Mr. Stewart
Worcester Telegram (20 April 1912) Stead and Astor Cling to Raft
New York Tribune (27 April 1912) Titanic wreck reunites parents


New York Herald (1912) Emma Schabert

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  1. Brian Ahern

    I had never known before that Paul Schabert was Emma's second husband. Her first husband was Rufus W. Blake of Derby, Connecticut, who was nearly four decades older than she was. Blake was president of the Sterling Piano Company of Derby and the Huntington Piano Company of Shelton, CT, as well as being a director of the Birmingham National Bank and "interested in" the Derby Brass Company. He left Emma a rich young widow in 1901. According to various New York and Connecticut papers, he and Emma were playing cards until he went upstairs alone. Shortly afterwards, Emma heard a shot. She... Read full post

  2. Mike Poirier

    Hi Brian Yes, I had read that too. Well, it is true, that she would not leave her brother. Ismay told her at one point, 'You made a great mistake not to get into that boat.' He claimed that as boat 11 was leaving he was pulled in saying there was room for one more, since he was so helpful in loading women aboard, including Edith Rosenbaum. Mike

  3. Mike Poirier

    Here's a full bio on Mrs. Shcabert and her brother

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mrs Emma Schabert (née Mock)
Age: 35 years 10 months and 23 days (Female)
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married to Paul Schabert
Last Residence: in Hamburg, Germany
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 13236, £57 15s
Cabin No. C28
Rescued (boat 11)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Cause of Death:
Buried: St. James Cemetery, Long Island, New York, United States

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