Margarete Ottmann at age 111
|Birth:||23 February 1903|
Jernau, German Empire (now Baborów, Poland)
|Death:||17 August 2014|
Neukirchen, Bavaria, Germany
|Age:||111 years, 175 days|
Margarete Ottmann was born in Jernau, German Empire (now a district of Baborów, Opole Voivodeship, Poland) on 23 February 1903. She was trained as a master gardener. In 1945 she and her family flew to Neukirchen bei Sulzbach, Bavaria in consequence of the expulsion since 1944. Her husband died in 1960.
On her 103rd birthday Ottmann was reported to keep her mobility by taking at minimum 500 steps a day. She also traced her longevity to renounce to sugar, cigarettes and alcohol. She lived with her family until age 110, becoming physical weak but staying quiet clear-headed. She was interested in actual developments of politics and society.
At the time of her passing on 17 August 2014, Ottmann was the oldest living person in Bavaria and 3rd oldest in Germany. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-granchildren. Her age was verified by the Gerontology Research Group on 30 June 2014.
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