Edmund Nowak

Victim | 1886 | Surgeon and general practitioner

Born in Sternberg in Germany son of Edmund Nowak and Theresa NN, both deceased at the time of the the Van Imhoff disaster. He married Maria Magdalena Kissling living in Basel (?)

Last address in Bandung

During the disaster, Edmund was seen by survivor and witness Ernst Fischer. Edmund is holding on to a floating improvised raft which is attached to a life boat. On this raft are also prof F L Huber, ir P Danzmann, Karl Seemann and K Raschdorf. When the rope breaks (or is detached) only Danzmann and Seemann can still reach the lifeboat which is rapidly gaining speed. The others on the raft remain immobile, in shock and disappear out of sight.

(Ref. Van Heekeren page 229)

Death certificate. Source: Burgerlijke Stand Batavia, bijzondere overlijdensregisters 1948-1950, Arsip Nasional, Jakarta

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