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Regina Rotthauwe
Regina Rotthauwe
Regina Rotthauwe at the age of 107.
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Regina Rotthauwe (31 January 1905 - 6 February 2015) was a German supercentenarian who was, at the time of her passing at the age of 110 years, 6 days, the oldest inhabitant of Saarland ever.

Biography

Rotthauwe was born on 31 January 1905 in Saarland. As of now, her exact place of birth is unknown. She claimed to have been born on 29 January 1905: Her father was so excited he misstated the date when he visited the civil registry office for notification. Rotthauwe was raised in Alsace so she was able to speak French as well as German. She came to the Ruhr area with her father, who played the trombone in a German military band.

She worked as an innkeeper and owned different station restaurants with her husband during their professional time. One reason behind this was World War II, when different stations were attacked and bombed their restaurants. Her husband died in 1968 without having any children. Before moving into a nursing home in Haldern at age 87, she lived in Wesel.

At the age of 95, she had a femoral neck fracture so she needed a walking aid from that time. She celebrated her 100th birthday with her German and French relatives. At the age of 106, she moved into another nursing home and moved from her apartment into a studio apartment. Rotthauwe was reported by media the last time in consequence of her 108th birthday being in an excellent shape. She credited her long life to being strong-headed.

Rotthauwe died on 6 February 2015, 6 days after she reached 110, being Saarland's oldest citizen ever.

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