Miss Jelka Orešković

Miss Jelka Orešković was born on 21 September 1881.  She was an unmarried farmwoman from Konjsko Brdo, Croatia.

She boarded the Titanic at Southampton together with her relatives (also farmers) Luka and Marija Oreskovic.

To reach her destination of South Chicago, Illinois, she bought her third class ticket from the agent: Johann Isidor Büchel, Buchs for 170 Swiss francs. (ticket number 315085, £8 13s 3d).

She died in the sinking. Her body, if recovered, was never identified.


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References and Sources

Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic. Chronos, Zürich
Marriages, Births, Deaths and Injuries, White Star Line 1912 (PRO London, BT 100/260)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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(2020) Jelka Orešković Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1104, updated 13th January 2020 22:00:53 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/jelka-oreskovic.html