Margarete Dannheimer
Margarete Dannheimer
Birth: 28 January 1904
Ostheim, Germany
Death: 2 July 2015
Neuendettelsau, Germany
Age: 111 years, 155 days
Country: GER FlagGER

Margarete Dannheimer (28 January 1904 – 2 July 2015) was a German supercentenarian, who is currently unverified. She had been the oldest living person in Germany from the death of Charlotte Klamroth on 16 May 2015 until her own death on 2 July 2015.


Margarete was born in Ostheim as one of five siblings. In 1930 she married her husband Karl who died at age 94 in 1997. In 1943, the family moved to Neuendettelsau, where she lived until her death. With her husband she owned a radio shop, she also worked as a receptionist.

At the age of 109 she moved into a nursing home where she was sharing an apartment with her daughter. As wished she received a radio by Horst Seehofer, minister president of Bavaria. Mrs. Dannheimer daughter traced her longevity to eating a lot of vegetables like red cabbage, beans, cauliflower, kohlrabi and savoy cabbage instead of enjoying fat.

Dannheimer died on 2 July 2015, at the age of 111 years, 155 days. After her death, Else Ronsch became the oldest living person in Germany.

Germany's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Corba • Elfried Libbert • Paula Baumgartner • Gertrud Pannwitz • Ottilie Aleith • Karolina Kruger • Franziska Umrath • Pauline Spyra • Wilhelm Lehnen • Marie Stegmann • Wilhelm Schorner • Maria Laqua • Rosalia Hasenkampf • Magdalene Regener • Anna Stephan • Lina Zimmer • Hermann Dornemann • Frieda Muller • Irmgard von Stephani • Elsa Tauser • Frieda Borchert • Emma Joisten • Alwine Werner • Zhenya Broytman • Frieda Schmidt • Berta Zeisler • Charlotte Bauch • Karolina Grober • Elisabeth Schneider • Gertrud Henze • Frieda Szwillus • Johanna Klink • Charlotte Klamroth • Margarete Dannheimer • Else Ronsch • Herta Oeser • Gustav Gerneth

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