Mr Lazar Minkoff, 21, a potter from Gumostnik (Gumoshtnik), Lovec (Lovech), Bulgaria, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger. He was accompanied by fellow inhabitants of his home village: Lailio Jonkoff, Peju Colcheff, Marin Markoff, Stoytcho Mionoff, Penko Naidenoff, Nedialco Petroff and Ilia Stoytcheff. To reach his destination Coon Rapids, Iowa, Mr Minkoff bought ticket number 349211 for £7 17s 11d.
Minkoff died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. At the cemetery of Gumoshtnik a stone was erected to commemorate of the men.
References and Sources
Harro Hess, Manfred Hessel (1999), Titanic, Das Handbuch, Herbig München Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
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