Lifeboat from Titanic
Lifeboat to Carpathia
Confidence Level
Blank, Mr Henry 7 7 5.00
Flegenheim, Mrs Antoinette 7 7 5.00
Nourney, Mr Alfred [booked as Baron von Drachstedt] 7 7 5.00
Snyder, Mr John Pillsbury 7 7 5.00
Snyder, Mrs Nelle 7 7 5.00


Mrs Flegenheim wrote a letter on May 23, 1912, published in George Behe's Titanic Memoirs #1, pages 406 to 409:
    “The cries were unbearable and seemed to last forever.  Many people couldn’t take it.  Mrs. Greenfield who was sitting behind me, was covering her ears as tight as she could.  There was a young miss from New York who was hysterical, and the young man from Cologne whom I described earlier (Alfred Nourney) had the foolish idea to shoot all the cartridges out of his revolver, God knows why.”

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 23, 1912 places Nourney (Drachstedt) in boat #7 along with Henry Blank and William Greenfield. Nourney said:
    "At the time of the accident I was playing cards in the smoker on A deck with two friends, Mr. Blank and Mr. Greenfield... My friends and I then helped to get the women into the boats and got in ourselves when ordered to do so."

From the American Inquiry, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop testimonies, pages 999 to 1003, we know the Greenfields and the Bishops were in #7.
   "The first lifeboat that was taken off the Titanic on the starboard side. I think it was No. 7."
    "Mr. Greenfield, with his mother, living in New York."

A John Snyder interview in the New York Herald, unknown month and day, 1912 says:
    "The Bishops were right in front of us [during the loading process at boat #7] and we moved up behind them. When I found myself at the lifeboat I hesitated...but someone...took my wife's arm and pulled her into the boat. I followed her...."