Anna Stephan
Anna Stephan
Birth: 25 March 1892
Altenteich, Austria-Hungary (now Stary Rybnik, Czech Republic)
Death: 3 August 2003
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Age: 111 years, 131 days
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Anna Stephan (25 March 1892 – 3 August 2003) was a validated German supercentenarian.


Anna Stephan was born in Altenteich, Austria-Hungary (now Starý Rybník, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic) as one of 12 children. She married twice and gave birth to four daughters. In 1945, the Sudeten German family was evicted from their home. With 50 kilograms of luggage, Anna Stephan fled with her husband and children to Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany. After the Second World War, she would go into the forest every day to gather wood and she also knitted and patched farmer’s clothes so that her family got something to eat.

Anna Stephan lived on her own until the age of 106. She died at a retirement home in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz nearly 5 months after her 111th birthday. She was survived by three daughters, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.


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