Kink-Heilmann, Miss Luise Gretchen
Passenger: 3rd Class
7 Apr 1908
24 Aug 1992
Luise was born four weeks before her parents, Anton Kirk and Luise Heilmann were married. She boarded Titanic with her parents and aunt and uncle, Maria Kink and Vicenz Kink. She was in a 3rd class cabin at the stern with her mother, aunt and two other women, Aloisia Haas and Josefine Arnold.
On the night of the disaster she was rescued on lifeboat 2 along with her parents. Her family leased a farm in Milwaukee and after her father divorced and left she quit school to earn money and support her mother.
She married Harold Pope in 1932 and they had four children, They were later divorced and she developed a relationship with a "friend" Al Kenyon. Luise Kink-Pope worked tirelessly, well into her eighties. She fought against tuberculosis, arthritis and breast cancer.
She cared for her mother until she passed away in the late seventies and eventually succumbed to lung cancer in 1992. She was survived by Al Kenyon, four children, seventeed grand children and fourteen great grand children. She was buried alongside her mother.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica