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Anton Kink

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Mahrensdorf, Feldbach, Styria, Austria
Death: 1959 (75)
Immediate Family:

Son of Vinzenz Kink-Hofer and ? Kink-Hofer
Husband of Josefa Stranzel
Ex-husband of Luise Kink-Heilmann
Father of Luise Gretchen Kink-Heilmann and Fritz Kink
Brother of Vinzenz Kink and Maria Kink

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About Anton Kink

Mr Anton Kink-Heilmann, 29, was born on 7 March 1883 in Mahrensdorf, Styria, Austria. He came to Switzerland in 1906 to work and live there. On 5 May 1908 he married Luise Heilmann, 22, from Enzberg, Germany. Four weeks before that date a daughter was born to them: Luise. Anton Kink worked as magazineer (storekeeper).

The couple lived at 66 Hornbachstrasse, Zürich till 31 March 1912. Together with Anton Kink, his wife and his daughter, were his siblings Maria Kink and Vinzenz Kink.

They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. To reach their destination Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they bought their third class ticket number 315153 (price: £22 0s 6 d) for 780 Swiss francs (adults 340 each, child 100) from the White Star agent Kaiser & Cie., Basel.

Anton and his brother Vinzenz had a cabin on G-Deck towards the bow together with Albert Wirz, Josef Arnold, Leo Zimmermann and an unknown man from Bohemia.

On April 14th he was asleep when he was suddenly woken. His brother Vinzenz ran out of the cabin, Anton followed upstairs to the welldeck. They could clearly see the iceberg. Returning to their cabin they dressed, packed and put on their life-preservers until water began pouring in.

Anton woke his wife and the other women and told them about what had happened. The women dressed, Anton looked for a life-preserver for his wife. Anton Kink and his family somehow managed to reach the Boat-Deck. On their way, they lost his brother and sister in the crowd. His wife and daughter entered Lifeboat 2 but Anton had to stay back. The boat was about to be lowered, when he jumped into the boat, when his wife and daughter cried out for him. The Kinks in boat #2 were among the first to be rescued by the Carpathia. Anton Kink had lost everthing except a few cheap Swiss cigarettes.

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Anton Kink's Timeline

March 7, 1883
Mahrensdorf, Feldbach, Styria, Austria
April 8, 1908
Age 25
Zurich, Zurich District, Zurich, Switzerland
June 27, 1921
Age 38
Age 75