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.


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


Manca Karun

Articles and Stories

Glas (1971) 
Cleveland Plain Dealer 
Detroit News 

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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

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(2019) Manca Karun Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #928, updated 12th December 2019 00:37:38 AM)
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