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Mark Behrends
Mark Behrends
Mark Behrends at the age of 108
Birth: 16 May 1905
Nebraska, United States
Death: 13 June 2015
Nebraska, United States
Age: 110 years, 28 days
Country: USA FlagUSA
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Mark Herzog Behrends (16 May 1905 – 13 June 2015) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unverified. He was the oldest living man in the United States, if the disputed cases of Andrew Hatch and Wash Wesley are discounted.

Biography

Behrends grew up on his family's farm in eastern Nebraska. He married Irene Schreiner in 1930, and the couple had 7 children.[1]

The family lived on the farm unti 1967, when they moved to Nebraska City.[1] Irene died in 1983, and Behrends lived alone, independently, until the age of 106.[2] He was also able to renew his driving license at the age of 106, and drove for a while after that.

Behrends died on 13 June 2015, at the age of 110 years, 28 days. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living person in Nebraska, as well as the third-oldest man ever from Nebraska.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Where all the years went: Two Nebraskans turn 109 Journal Star. 16 May 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 A beer a day is 110-year-old Nebraska man's secret to a long life Omaha.com. 21 May 2015

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