Miss Manca Karun

Manca Karun
Manca Karun (Courtesy Phillip Gowan)


Miss Manca Karun, 4, from Austria-Hungary (modern Slovenia), was born in 1907. She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her father Mr Franz Karun they were travelling to Galesburg, Illinois.

Franz and Manca were rescued in (probably) lifeboat 15.

About a year after the disaster the family returned to Austria-Hungary (Slovenia), Manca's four siblings later returned to the United States but Manca remained in Slovenia where she married Anton Juvan. They had four children: Toucka Juvan; Marjan Juvan (b. 1940, d. 1991); Anica Juvan, married Tone Kosnjek; and Lojzka Juvan (b. 1946) married Tone Zorman.

Manca made occasional visits to relatives in America, as reported in the local press of the time. She died in Slovenia in September 1971 some of her descendants still live in Milje, Slovenia.

Notes

Manca (pronounced MAHN-sa). Elsewhere listed as Monca, Mona, Amie, Anna and Anna-Mary.
Juvan (pronounced YOU-vahn).
 

Pictures

Manca Karun
MANCA KARUN
 

Articles and Stories

Glas (1971) 
Cleveland Plain Dealer 
Detroit News 
 

Comment and discuss

  1. Gavin Bell said:

    Would anybody out there know what became of survivor Manca Karun Juvan? I know that she died in Kranj, Slovenia sometime in the 70s or 80s but I have never been able to trace her exact date of death. Anybody out there?? Cameron

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    Philip Hind said:

    Have a death notice here for Manca Karun dated 18th Sept 1971 so likely 17th is correct. (This courtesy of Arne Mjaland)

  3. Loretta Kozel said:

    Re: I am trying to place a relative of my husband's family. It is reported that Franz Karun was an cousin/uncle of Peter and John Kozelj. This Frank Karun lived in Chicago, IL in the 1930's or 1940's. He worked for a large farm implement factory. There were other Karun relatives from Ohio. Peter and John Kozel were two children of a large family born in Milje, Austria. They both immigrated to PA and then to Chicago late in the 1930's. As both families were from Milje, Austria (a small farm village) it is possible that they are related. My husband's... Read full post

  4. Melinda Laura Varju said:

    Hi, Just wondering, how is this name pronounced? Is it Mansa, or Manka? Sometimes the little girl was listed as Anna, and that's nowhere near Manca. Just wondering because I think this name is gorgeous and cute. Thanks, Laura

  5. Timothy Trower said:

    Laura, I noticed your posting about Manca Karun, and the pronunciation of her name is MAHN-suh. She went back to Slovenia and lived out her life. Her descendants still live in the Karun homeplace where Manca was raised. The person that can tell you much more about Manca Karun is Phil Gowan. He would be able to tell you much, much more about Manca. Hope this helps!

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Credits

Chris Dohany, USA
Peter Engberg, Sweden
Phillip Gowan, USA
John Grasser, USA
Lisa Grasser, USA
Sheryl Hinman, USA
Marilyn Karun-Vogrig (granddaughter of Franz Karun, daughter of his youngest son Frank).
Arne Mjåland, Norway
Jelena Potic, Serbia
Cindy Ryder Smith, USA

References and Sources

Galesburg Republican Register 22, 23 April 1912
Galesburg Evening Mail, 23 April 1912
The Detroit News December 1960
Cleveland Plain Dealer January 1961
Glas (Kranj, Slovenia), 18 September 1971, Death Notice
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

(2020) Manca Karun Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #928, updated 25th February 2020 21:33:49 PM)
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