Anna Brasz-Later on her 111th birthday.
|Birth:||16 July 1906|
Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands
111 years, 34 days
Anna (An) Brasz-Later (born 16 July 1906) is a Dutch supercentenarian who is currently unverified. If her age is correct, she's the second-oldest person in the Netherlands, behind Geertje Kuijntjes. She's also believed to be the last living Dutch person born in 1906.
Anna Brasz-Later was born in the city of Goes in the province of Zeeland, Netherlands on 16 July 1906. In 1933, her first child, Hendrik Brasz, was born (who lives in Australia). A year later, in 1934, her first daughter, Elisabeth Cummings, was born (who moved from Portland, Oregon, USA, a couple of years ago) and two years later, in 1936, her second daughter and last child was born.
At age 3, Mrs. Brasz-Later moved to Indonesia (then a Dutch colony called 'Dutch East Indies') and lived there for 40 years. In 1949, at age 43, she returned back to her native country, where she, later in her life, started to live in an apartment near the retirement home 'De Bijnkershoek' in Transwijk in the town of Utrecht. Unfortunately, she can't attempt many things, as her daughter Elisabeth stated: She suffers a lot on her neck and legs. Besides that, she can only move on with a rollator (European walker). Just like the Netherlands' former oldest person, Grietje Jansen-Anker, she wishes to be left alone on special occasions such as her birthday. In 2016, she and her daughter went on holiday to Maastricht, The Netherlands, to avoid the press and the mayor's visit. Even though the press and the mayor aren't welcome, she still enjoys life, as her daughter Elisabeth stated: Mom is ok, she still remembers most things very good. If it's possible, she is planning to stay here for a while.
- ↑ Oudste inwoner Utrecht viert 107e verjaardag DUIC, 16 July 2013
- ↑ 110-jarige Utrechtse is bijna de oudste in het land Algemeen Dagblad, 29 July 2016