Simon Kutscher (Lithman)

Mr Simon Kutscher1 was born somewhere within the Russian Empire around 1884.2

He appeared on the 1911 census of Scotland living with his wife of six years, Austrian-born Lottie (b. circa 1885) and their two children, daughter Rachael (b. circa 1909 in France) and son Solly (Solomon?) (b. circa 1910 in Edinburgh). Described as a baker, Simon's family home address was 41 Carnegie Street, Edinburgh. 

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 251 which cost £7, 11s), travelling under the name Simon Lithman, and he was destined for New York City.

Simon Kutscher died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified. What became of his family remains unknown. 


  1. Actual spelling uncertain; the 1911 census spells the name Kiesher or Kusher. He boarded the Titanic as Simon Lithman.
  2. When he boarded Titanic he stated his age as 26. However, he was listed as 27-years-old on the 1911 census. 

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  1. Curious (641) said:

    Where did the Kutscher come from in his name? It's clearly written Simon Lithman on the ship log. Page 21 he's the first name listed. Also, this post lists his age as 26 when in fact he was 20.

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Gavin Bell, UK

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Simon Kutscher (Lithman) (ref: #953, last updated: 7th September 2015, accessed 16th June 2021 06:48:18 AM)

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