Johann Markun

Mr Johann Markun1, 33, was a married man from Mittervellach, Austria-Hungary (now Srednja Bela, Slovenia) near Milje.

He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. Markun was probably the brother-in-law of Franz Karun2.

To reach his destination, New York, he bought his third-class ticket from the agent: Im Obersteg & Cie., Basel for 255 Swiss francs. (ticket number 349257, £7 17s 11d).

According to the White Star Passenger List of 9 May 1912 (Sheet F 2) he boarded at Cherbourg.

Markun died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His widow in Mittervellach, Krainburg and five children, received £130 from the Titanic relief fund.


  1. His name appears as Johann, Markim. Another list (Contract Tickets) shows his name as Johann Markin, boarding at Cherbourg.
  2. His Ticket-Number follows that of Franz Karun, who had 349256.

References and Sources

Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic. Chronos, Zürich
Printed Passenger List, White Star Line, 9th May 1912 (Public Record Office, London; BT 100/260)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Newspaper Articles

Galesburg Republican Register (23 April 1912) FRANK KORUN REACHES HOME
Titanic Survivor, Daughter and Austrian Friend Saved From Ocean Grave
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Comment and discuss

  1. Stanley said:

    Johann Markun, 33, listed as 3rd Class passenger, lived in Austro-Hungarian Empire, not in Croatia. Place, called Milje is about 3 miles away from Kranj, 4th largest town in nowaday Republic of Slovenia, where I live and about 20 miles from Ljubljana, our capital, direction N-NW.

  2. Joan Asche said:

    There is conflicting information regarding the location of Milje One side says Croatia the other Slovenia. Wikipedia has it in Italy boarding Solvenia

  3. S.H. said:

    Milje, Slovenia not Croatia

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