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This is a list of German people who have reached the age of 110. Currently, there have been 51 verified supercentenarians to live in Germany. Furthermore, there are also supercentenarians that were born in Germany but spent their lives in foreign countries.

The oldest person ever from Germany is Augusta Holtz, who died in the USA aged 115 years, 79 days in 1986. The oldest person ever to be born and die in Germany is Maria Laqua who died aged 112 years, 362 days in 2002.

As of 24 March 2017, there are 11 living supercentenarians in Germany, the oldest of whom is Gustav Gerneth, aged 111 years, 160 days. The oldest living emigrant German is Luzia Mohrs, aged 113 years, 1 days.

Living German supercentenarians

      Validated       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Age as of 24 Mar 2017 State / Country of birth State of residence
Gustav Gerneth M 15 Oct 1905

111 years, 160 days

Prussia (Pomerania) Saxony-Anhalt
Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff F 7 Dec 1905

111 years, 107 days

Reuß jungerer Linie Baden-Wurttemberg
Pauline Raissle F 16 Dec 1905

111 years, 98 days

Wurttemberg  Baden-Wurttemberg
Therese Fenners F 8 Mar 1906

111 years, 16 days

Prussia (Rhine Province)  North Rhine-Westphalia
Mathilde Mange F 10 Aug 1906

110 years, 226 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
Elisabeth Trankner F 11 Aug 1906

110 years, 225 days

Hesse  Baden-Wurttemberg
Ilse Beck F 5 Oct 1906

110 years, 170 days

Saxony Thuringia
Ella Neumann F 9 Oct 1906

110 years, 166 days

? North Rhine-Westphalia
Lydia Smuda F 6 Nov 1906

110 years, 138 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) Hamburg
Aenne Stockhorst F 20 Dec 1906

110 years, 94 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
Christine Hoscheid F 16 Feb 1907

110 years, 36 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia

Living Emigrant German supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth Age as of 24 Mar 2017 State of birth Country of
residence
1 Luzia Mohrs F 23 Mar 1904

113 years, 1 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) BRA FlagBRA
Katie Bodenbender F 19 Apr 1905

111 years, 339 days

Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) USA FlagUSA (Illinois)
Lisl Schaaf F 16 Oct 1906

110 years, 159 days

Baden USA FlagUSA

German supercentenarians

      Deceased (Validated)       Living (Validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Born Died Age State / Country of birth State of death
1 Maria Laqua F 12 Feb 18899 Feb 2002 112 years, 362 days Prussia (Rhine Province) Rhineland-Palatinate
Rosalia Hasenkampf F 14 Oct 188910 July 2002 112 years, 269 days RUS FlagRUS North Rhine-Westphalia
2 Frieda Szwillus F 30 Mar 190221 Sept 2014 112 years, 175 days AnhaltSaxony
3 Gertrud Henze F 8 Dec 190122 Apr 2014 112 years, 135 days Prussia (Pomerania) Lower Saxony
4 Meta Berndt F 9 Nov 188928 Dec 2001 112 years, 49 days Prussia (Pomerania) North Rhine-Westphalia
5 Johanna Klink F 17 Jan 190320 Feb 2015 112 years, 34 days Prussia (Silesia) Saxony
6 Irmgard von Stephani F 20 Sept 18955 Oct 2007 112 years, 15 days Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) Berlin
Elsa Peck F 20 Apr 190228 Jan 2014 111 years, 283 days Prussia (Hanover) Lower Saxony
7 Lina Zimmer F 20 Nov 189228 Aug 2004 111 years, 282 days Wuerttemberg Baden-Wurttemberg
8 Hermann Dornemann M 27 May 18932 Mar 2005 111 years, 279 days Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
9 Charlotte Klamroth F 18 Aug 190316 May 2015 111 years, 271 days Prussia (Saxony) Rhineland-Palatinate
10 Magdalene Regener F 5 Mar 189119 Nov 2002 111 years, 259 days Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) Lower Saxony
11 Elisabeth Heck F 11 July 18933 Feb 2005 111 years, 207 days BadenHesse
Else Ronsch F 17 Mar 19045 Oct 2015 111 years, 202 days Prussia (Pomerania) Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
12 Paula Baumgartner F 16 Aug 188124 Feb 1993 111 years, 192 days Prussia (Westphalia) Baden-Wurttemberg
13 Margarete Ottmann F 23 Feb 190317 Aug 2014 111 years, 175 days Prussia (Silesia) Bavaria
14 Elisabeth Schneider F 19 Aug 19019 Feb 2013 111 years, 174 days Prussia (Westphalia) Lower Saxony
15 Frieda Borchert F 5 Jan 189722 June 2008 111 years, 169 days Prussia (Pomerania) Berlin
Margarete Dannheimer F 28 Jan 19042 July 2015 111 years, 155 days BavariaBavaria
16 Rosa Rose F 4 Dec 190325 Apr 2015 111 years, 142 days Prussia (Hanover) Lower Saxony
Gustav Gerneth M 15 Oct 1905Living

111 years, 160 days

Prussia (Pomerania) Saxony-Anhalt
17 Karolina Kruger F 17 Feb 18853 July 1996 111 years, 137 days Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
18 Katharina Braun F 23 Sept 18675 Feb 1979 111 years, 135 days Bavaria (Palatinate) Rhineland-Palatinate
19 Anna Stephan F 25 Mar 18923 Aug 2003 111 years, 131 days Austria-Hungary Bavaria
20 Elsa Tauser F 10 July 18966 Oct 2007 111 years, 88 days HamburgSchleswig-Holstein
Kathe Wulf F 23 Mar 190219 June 2013 111 years, 88 days Hesse
Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff F 7 Dec 1905Living

111 years, 107 days

Reuss jungerer Linie Baden-Wurttemberg
21 Bertha Lindemann F 11 Mar 189129 May 2002 111 years, 79 days Brunswick Lower Saxony
Pauline Raissle F 16 Dec 1905Living

111 years, 98 days

Wurttemberg Baden-Wurttemberg
Alwine Werner F 10 Nov 189810 Jan 2010 111 years, 61 days ?North Rhine-Westphalia
22 Else Assmann F 18 Feb 190215 Feb 2013 110 years, 363 days Prussia (Brandenburg) Berlin
Therese Fenners F 8 Mar 1906Living

111 years, 16 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
23 Aloysia Tilscher F 9 Dec 18938 Nov 2004 110 years, 335 days Austria-Hungary Bavaria
Hildegard Henke F 4 Nov 190527 Sept 2016 110 years, 328 days ?North Rhine-Westphalia
24 Frieda Schmidt F 15 Dec 18996 Nov 2010 110 years, 326 days Prussia (Brandenburg) Brandenburg
Margarethe Rosenberger F 13 Nov 189629 Sept 2007 110 years, 320 days Berlin
25 Berta Zeisler F 2 Feb 19001 Dec 2010 110 years, 302 days Alsace-Lorraine Rhineland-Palatinate
26 Gisela Metreweli F 10 Oct 189331 July 2004 110 years, 295 days BavariaBavaria
27 Marie Stutz F 22 Oct 189611 Aug 2007 110 years, 293 days HesseBavaria
28 Erna Henningsen F 24 May 188927 Feb 2000 110 years, 279 days Prussia (Saxony) Berlin
Else Kusche F 5 Dec 19028 Sept 2013 110 years, 277 days North Rhine-Westphalia
29 Frieda Muller F 18 Oct 189421 July 2005 110 years, 276 days Prussia (Brandenburg) Brandenburg
Elisabeth Franke F 10 Nov 190311 Aug 2014 110 years, 274 days Prussia (Silesia) North Rhine-Westphalia
Franziska Rau F 9 Mar 19026 Dec 2012 110 years, 272 days Baden Baden-Wuerttemberg
Herta Oeser F 24 June 190513 Mar 2016 110 years, 263 days Wuerttemberg Baden-Wuerttemberg
30 Pauline Spyra F 25 Apr 188611 Jan 1997 110 years, 262 days Prussia (Silesia) Bavaria
Maria Lamprecht F 8 July 190512 Mar 2016 110 years, 247 days Baden-Wuerttemberg
Perpetua von Mauntz F 7 Mar 189630 Oct 2006 110 years, 237 days Bavaria
31 Frieda Tessmer F 5 Aug 189728 Mar 2008 110 years, 236 days Prussia (Brandenburg) Berlin
32 Clothilde Rey F 20 Nov 18929 July 2003 110 years, 231 days Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
33 Erna Scharfenberg F 26 June 189426 Jan 2005 110 years, 214 days HamburgSchleswig-Holstein
34 Mathilde Stoellger F 21 Apr 189316 Nov 2003 110 years, 209 days Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
35 Karolina Grober F 27 Apr 190121 Nov 2011 110 years, 208 days BavariaBavaria
36 Friedrich Wedeking M 10 Oct 18625 May 1973 110 years, 207 days Lippe North Rhine-Westphalia
37 Maria Corba F 15 Aug 18788 Mar 1989 110 years, 205 days Austria-Hungary North Rhine-Westphalia
Mathilde Mange F 10 Aug 1906Living

110 years, 226 days

?North Rhine-Westphalia
Elisabeth Trankner F 11 Aug 1906Living

110 years, 225 days

HesseBavaria
38 Charlotte Bauch F 12 Oct 19002 May 2011 110 years, 202 days SaxonyBavaria
39 Arno Wagner M 4 June 189422 Dec 2004 110 years, 201 days SaxonySaxony
Maria Osswald F 25 Sept 190129 Mar 2012 110 years, 186 days Bavaria
Maria Brandes F 11 Aug 19026 Feb 2013 110 years, 179 days SVK FlagSVK (A-H) Bavaria
Marie Freund F 25 Sept 188513 Mar 1996 110 years, 170 days Brandenburg
40 Franziska Umrath F 5 Sept 188518 Feb 1996 110 years, 166 days Prussia (West Prussia) Hamburg
Lucie Neumann F 16 Sept 190619 Feb 2017 110 years, 156 days Prussia North Rhine-Westphalia
41 Maria Volmer F 8 June 18906 Nov 2000 110 years, 151 days Prussia (Westphalia) North Rhine-Westphalia
Johanne Rasmus F 25 Oct 189625 Mar 2007 110 years, 151 days Prussia (Hanover) Lower Saxony
Ilse Beck F 5 Oct 1906Living

110 years, 170 days

Saxony Thuringia
Ella Neumann F 9 Oct 1906Living

110 years, 166 days

? North Rhine-Westphalia
43 Helene Heidbreder F 19 May 18978 Oct 2007 110 years, 142 days Prussia (Westphalia) Lower Saxony
Maria Jantke F 18 Oct 19029 Mar 2013 110 years, 142 days Prussia (West Prussia) North Rhine-Westphalia
44 Emma Joisten F 21 June 18988 Nov 2008 110 years, 140 days Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) North Rhine-Westphalia
45 Johanne Wilks F 8 Feb 189323 June 2003 110 years, 135 days Oldenburg Lower Saxony
46 Ella Ille Rentel F 19 May 185219 Sept 1962 110 years, 123 days LIT FlagLTU (Rus.Emp) North Rhine-Westphalia
Lina von Veh F 17 Feb 189819 June 2008 110 years, 123 days RUS FlagRUS Bavaria
Vera Schmitt F 28 Dec 190326 Apr 2014 110 years, 119 days BavariaBavaria
Lydia Smuda F 6 Nov 1906Living

110 years, 138 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) Hamburg
Martha Wolf F 1 Sept 190418 Dec 2014 110 years, 108 days North Rhine-Westphalia
Aenne Stockhorst F 20 Dec 1906Living

110 years, 94 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
Auguste Ehard F 12 Jan 190622 Mar 2016 110 years, 70 days BavariaBavaria
Paul Veit M 15 Jan 190321 Mar 2013 110 years, 65 days Prussia (Brandenburg) Brandenburg
48 Maria Schmitz F 27 Aug 188622 Oct 1996 110 years, 56 days Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
49 Wilhelm Schorner M 3 Feb 188929 Mar 1999 110 years, 54 days BavariaBavaria
Clara Schonholzer F 8 Dec 189929 Jan 2010 110 years, 52 days SUI FlagSUI
Thea Breckerbaum F 6 Oct 190225 Nov 2012 110 years, 50 days Prussia (Posen Province) Hessen
Ursula-Lina Burkhardt F 24 Sept 190013 Nov 2010 110 years, 50 days Bavaria
Maria Low F 25 Jan 190214 Mar 2012 110 years, 49 days BavariaBavaria
Marie Schroder F 3 Oct 19034 Nov 2013 110 years, 32 days North Rhine-Westphalia
Kathe Demhard F 15 Dec 190611 Jan 2017 110 years, 27 days ? Rhineland-Palatinate
50 Franziska Maier F 23 Apr 189820 May 2008 110 years, 27 days Austria-Hungary Saxony-Anhalt
Sophie Schuster F 7 Apr 190628 Apr 2016 110 years, 21 days BavariaBavaria
Christine Hoscheid F 16 Feb 1907Living

110 years, 36 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) North Rhine-Westphalia
Margarete Staack F 24 Apr 19037 May 2013 110 years, 13 days SaxonySaxony
Rivka Yezersky F 28 Dec 19058 Jan 2016 110 years, 11 days BLR FlagBLR ?
Regina Rotthauwe F 31 Jan 19056 Feb 2015 110 years, 6 days Saarland North Rhine-Westphalia
51 Irene Mergelsberg F 4 Mar 18936 Mar 2003 110 years, 2 days HesseHesse
Elfriede Petrasch F 14 Feb 1905Feb/Oct 2015 110 years BrandenburgBerlin
Elisabeth Hamm F 4 Jan 1906Jan/Dec 2016 110 years HesseHesse

Emigrant German supercentenarians

Rank Name Born Died Age State of birth Country
of death
1 Augusta Holtz 3 Aug 187121 Oct 1986 115 years, 79 days Prussia (Posen Province) USA FlagUSA
2 Charlotte Benkner 16 Nov 188914 May 2004 114 years, 180 days Saxony USA FlagUSA
3 Adelheid Kirschbaum 29 Sept 188321 Dec 1996 113 years, 83 days Prussia (Rhine Province) USA FlagUSA
4 Luzia Mohrs 23 Mar 1904Living

113 years, 1 days

Prussia (Rhine Province) BRA FlagBRA
5 Rosa Rein 24 Mar 189714 Feb 2010 112 years, 327 days Prussia (Silesia Province) SUI FlagSUI
6 Marguerite Petit 5 July 188321 Dec 1995 112 years, 171 days Lorraine FRA FlagFRA
7 Berta Rosenberg 5 Sept 189628 Jan 2009 112 years, 145 days Prussia (Hesse-Nassau Province) USA FlagUSA
Amy Holmes 10 Apr 18861 Mar 1998 111 years, 325 days Prussia (Westphalia) USA FlagUSA
Katie Bodenbender 19 Apr 1905Living

111 years, 339 days

Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) USA FlagUSA
8 Helen Johnson 20 July 189617 Apr 2008 111 years, 272 days Prussia (Berlin) USA FlagUSA
9 Catherine Trompeter 26 Mar 189518 Nov 2006 111 years, 237 days Alsace FRA FlagFRA
10 Johanna Frank 15 Sept 187524 Nov 1986 111 years, 70 days Hamburg USA FlagUSA
11 Carl Berner 27 Jan 19027 Jan 2013 110 years, 346 days ? USA FlagUSA
Emma Lee 14 Oct 187916 May 1990 110 years, 241 days ? USA FlagUSA
Lisl Schaaf 16 Oct 1906Living

110 years, 159 days

Baden USA FlagUSA
12 Else Hessberg 5 Dec 189213 Apr 2003 110 years, 129 days Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) USA FlagUSA
13 John Mauch 24 Dec 18887 Mar 1999 110 years, 73 days Wuerttemberg USA FlagUSA
14 Wilhelmine Gneug 12 Mar 189417 Apr 2004 110 years, 36 days Prussia (Hesse-Nassau) USA FlagUSA
15 Mathilde Bonzo-Wrede 29 May 18908 Jun 2000 110 years, 10 days Prussia (Westphalia) SUI FlagSUI
Gertrude Schultz 21 Feb 186229 Feb 1972 110 years, 8 days Prussia (Rhine Province) USA FlagUSA
Jane Ising 2 Feb 19022 Feb 2012 110 years, 0 days Prussia (Berlin) USA FlagUSA

Chronological list of oldest living people in Germany since 1989

      Validated / Under 110       Pending       Unvalidated       Living

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan State of death
 ? 8 Mar 1989 Maria Corba F  ? – 110 15 Aug 1878 – 8 Mar 1989
110 years, 205 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
8 Mar 1989 30 Oct 1989
(236 days)
Elfried Libbert F 109 5 May 1880 – 30 Oct 1989
109 years, 178 days
Hesse
30 Oct 1989 24 Febr 1993
(3 yrs, 117 days)
Paula Baumgartner F 108–111 16 Aug 1881 – 24 Feb 1993
111 years, 192 days
Baden-Wuerttemberg
24 Feb 1993 26 April 1993
(61 days)
Gertrud Pannwitz F 109 4 Nov 1883 – 26 Apr 1993
109 years, 173 days
Schleswig-Holstein
26 Apr 1993 26 Jan 1995
(1 yr, 275 days)
Ottilie Aleith [1] F 108–109 13 Feb 1885 – 26 Jan 1995
109 years, 347 days
Thuringia
26 Jan 1995 3 July 1996
(1 yr, 159 days)
Karolina Kruger F 109–111 17 Feb 1885 – 3 July 1996
111 years, 137 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
3 July 1996 11 Jan 1997
(192 days)
Pauline Spyra F 110 24 Apr 1886 – 11 Jan 1997
110 years, 262 days
Bavaria
11 Jan 1997 18 May 1998
(1 yr, 127 days)
Wilhelm Lehnen M 108–109 22 July 1888 – 18 May 1998
109 years, 300 days
Hesse
18 May 1998 5 Jan 1999
(232 days)
Marie Stegmann F 109 17 Jan 1889 – 6 Jan 1999
109 years, 354 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
5 Jan 1999 29 Mar 1999
(83 days)
Wilhelm Schorner M 109–110 3 Feb 1889 – 29 Mar 1999
110 years, 54 days
Bavaria
29 Mar 1999 9 Febr 2002
(2 yrs, 317 days)
Maria Laqua F 110–112 12 Feb 1889 – 9 Feb 2002
112 years, 362 days
Rhineland-Palatinate
9 Feb 2002 10 July 2002
(151 days)
Rosalia Hasenkampf F 112 14 Oct 1889 – 10 July 2002
112 years, 269 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
10 July 2002 19 Nov 2002
(132 days)
Magdalene Regener F 110–111 5 Mar 1891 – 19 Nov 2002
111 years, 259 days
Lower Saxony
19 Nov 2002 3 Aug 2003
(257 days)
Anna Stephan F 110–111 25 Mar 1892 – 3 Aug 2003
111 years, 131 days
Bavaria
3 Aug 2003 28 Aug 2004
(1 yr, 25 days)
Lina Zimmer F 110–111 20 Nov 1892 – 28 Aug 2004
111 years, 282 days
Baden-Wuerttemberg
28 Aug 2004 2 Mar 2005
(186 days)
Hermann Dornemann M 111 27 May 1893 – 2 Mar 2005
111 years, 279 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
2 Mar 2005 21 July 2005
(141 days)
Frieda Muller F 110 18 Oct 1894 – 21 July 2005
110 years, 276 days
Brandenburg
21 July 2005 5 Oct 2007
(2 yrs, 76 days)
Irmgard von Stephani F 109–112 20 Sept 1895 – 5 Oct 2007
112 years, 15 days
Berlin
5 Oct 2007 6 Oct 2007
(1 day)
Elsa Tauser F 111 10 July 1896 – 6 Oct 2007
111 years, 88 days
Schleswig-Holstein
6 Oct 2007 22 June 2008
(260 days)
Frieda Borchert F 110–111 5 Jan 1897 – 22 June 2008
111 years, 169 days
Berlin
22 Jun 2008 8 Nov 2008
(139 days)
Emma Joisten F 110 21 June 1898 – 8 Nov 2008
110 years, 140 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
8 Nov 2008 10 Jan 2010
(1 yr, 63 days)
Alwine Werner [2] F 109–111 10 Nov 1898 – 10 Jan 2010
111 years, 61 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
10 Jan 2010 25 Oct 2010
(288 days)
Zhenya Broytman [3] F 110–111 21 Aug 1899 – 25 Oct 2010
111 years, 65 days
North Rhine-Westphalia
25 Oct 2010 6 Nov 2010
(12 days)
Frieda Schmidt F 110 15 Dec 1899 – 6 Nov 2010
110 years, 326 days
Brandenburg
6 Nov 2010 1 Dec 2010
(25 days)
Berta Zeisler F 110 2 Feb 1900 – 1 Dec 2010
110 years, 302 days
Rhineland-Palatinate
1 Dec 2010 2 May 2011
(152 days)
Charlotte Bauch F 110 12 Oct 1900 – 2 May 2011
110 years, 202 days
Bavaria
2 May 2011 21 Nov 2011
(203 days)
Karolina Grober F 110 27 Apr 1901 – 21 Nov 2011
110 years, 208 days
Bavaria
21 Nov 2011 9 Febr 2013
(1 yr, 80 days)
Elisabeth Schneider F 110–111 19 Aug 1901 – 9 Feb 2013
111 years, 174 days
Lower Saxony
9 Feb 2013 22 April 2014
(1 yr, 72 days)
Gertrud Henze F 111–112 8 Dec 1901 – 22 Apr 2014
112 years, 135 days
Lower Saxony
22 Apr 2014 21 Sept 2014
(152 days)
Frieda Szwillus F 112 30 Mar 1902 – 21 Sep 2014
112 years, 175 days
Saxony
21 Sep 2014 20 Febr 2015
(152 days)
Johanna Klink F 111–112 17 Jan 1903 – 20 Feb 2015
112 years, 34 days
Saxony
20 Feb 2015 16 May 2015
(85 days)
Charlotte Klamroth F 111 18 Aug 1903 – 16 May 2015
111 years, 271 days
Rhineland-Palatinate
16 May 2015 2 July 2015
(47 days)
Margarete Dannheimer F 111 28 Jan 1904 – 2 July 2015
111 years, 155 days
Bavaria
2 July 2015 5 Oct 2015
(95 days)
Else Ronsch F 111 17 Mar 1904 – 5 Oct 2015
111 years, 202 days
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
5 Oct 201513 Mar 2016
(160 days)
Herta Oeser F 110 24 Jun 1905 – 13 Mar 2016
110 years, 263 days
Baden-Wurttemberg
13 Mar 2016 Present

1 years, 11 days

Gustav Gerneth M 110–111* Born 15 Oct 1905

111 years, 160 days

Living in
Saxony-Anhalt

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