Kreuchen, Miss Emilie
Passenger: 1st Class - Maid to Mrs. Elisabeth Walton Robert
30 Sept 1882
24 Mar 1971
Born in Germany, daughter to Theadore Kreuchen and Anna Bauer, Emilie lived in Oldisleben, Kyffhäuserkreis, Thuringia, Germany. She emigrated to the USA in 1897 and was in the employ of St. Louis banker William Berger at the time of the 1900 census. She went on to work for lawyer Edward Scott Robert. When Mr. Robert died Emilie travelled with Mrs. Robert's party to Europe, which included her employer's neice, Miss Elisabeth Walton Allen, and daughter, Georgette Madill.
On the night of the disaster Miss Kreuchen discovered the passageway outside her quarters filled with water and went to find the purser to ask what was wrong. She was told to return to her quarters hile parts of the ship were blocked off to slow the flow of water. She was reassured by Elisabeth Walton Allen that there was no concern but when she returned to her cabin she found in flooded. Kreuchan states she was summoned to the lifeboats by a whistle and boarded lifeboat 2. They were rescued shortly after daybreak.
After the events on the Titanic Emilie returned to Missouri but then returned to Germany in 1913. She then returned to the US and settled in San Francisco in 1916. She married fellow German emmigrant Wimar Wurm. The couple were childless and frequently travelled across the Atlantic. She was widowed in 1960 and herself passed away in 1971.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica