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Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen
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Birth: 2 February 1873
Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands
Death: 22 July 1983
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Age: 110 years, 170 days
Country: NED FlagNED
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Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen (2 February 1873 – 22 July 1983) was a Dutch supercentenarian.

Biography

Petronella Maria Ribbens-Verstallen was born as the daughter of baker Jan Verstallen in Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands on 2 February 1873. After her marriage with A.J. Ribbens in 1913, she moved to the city of Maastricht in Limburg, where her husband was offered a job as a train operator. She lived on her own until her husband's death in 1959, when she moved to multiple retirement homes, the last one being "Lenculenhof", where she celebrated her 110th birthday and broke the then Dutch longevity record.

Petronella became the oldest living person in The Netherlands on 24 January 1981, following the death of 110-year-old Wilhelmina Cammel. She became the oldest living person in Europe on 9 October 1982, following the death of 111-year-old Alice Brewster of the United Kingdom.

Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen died in Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands on 22 July 1983 at the age of 110 years, 170 days. Her Dutch longevity record was equalled by Margaretha Eijken in 1986, when she died at the same age.

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Netherlands's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Wilhelminus Kostering • Hendrikje Smit-Meijering • Maria Hund-Smit • Kiet Portier-Tan • Marianna Kors-Dikker • Johanna de Bree-Meijer • Johanna Pouwaart-Ratelband • Betje Comijs-Cicero • Reinskjen Pruiksma-Bakker • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Elisabeth Weddige-Tedsen • Elisabeth van der Burg-Leusveld • Johanna Leeuwenburg-HordijkCornelia la Fors-van Geel • Gerarda Hurenkamp-Bosgoed • Wilhelmina CammelPetronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Frederika van Asselt-Benkemper • Margaretha Eijken • Christina van Druten-Hoogakker • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Trijntje Jansma-BoskmaJohanna Zandstra-Giezen • Ann Flower • Johanna van Dommelen-Hamer • Cornelia Hendrikse-Maas • Geertje Roelinga-de Groot • Catharina van Dam-GroeneveldHendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink • Grietje Jansen-Anker • Bertha van Hasselt • Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma • Geertruida DraaismaCornelis Geurtz • Egbertje Leutscher-de Vries • Nelly de Vries-Lammerts • Geertje Kuijntjes