||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Fr�licher-Stehli, Mr Maximilian Josef||5||5||5.00|
|Fr�licher-Stehli, Mrs Margaretha Emerentia||5||5||5.00|
|Fr�licher, Miss Hedwig Margaritha||5||5||5.00|
From The Coshoctine Tribune, April 19, 1962, Mrs. Margaret Schwarzenbach (formerly Hedwig Fr�licher) was interviewed.
"When they reached the boat deck, she said, 'two fat sailors' lifted her mother into a lifeboat and then hoisted her in alongside. My father started instinctively to follow us,� she recalled. �The boat was not at all full. But the sailors said, �Ladies first, Sir.� Father moved back and called out �Auf wiedersehen.� Then they started to lower us, with only women in the lifeboat and still plenty of room. One end stuck and we were hanging crazily there so they pulled us up again. I started screaming for my father and tried to get back on deck. Other women began calling to husbands and sons and suddenly a British officer said: �Let the men in. Make haste.� I was never so happy in my life.�
Paul Lee's website ( http://www.paullee.com/titanic/hfrolicher.html ) has the following notation:
In a letter of December 27, 1955, Margaritha wrote, "I went down in boat No.5 because I knew that we had Officer Pitman, and that ours was the second boat launched on the starboard side."
The family is also placed firmly in #5 by Colonel Gracie in his book The Truth About the Titanic.