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Signe Hoejer

Signe Hoejer [Danish: Signe Højer] (1 November 1905 – 18 March 2016[1]) was a Danish supercentenarian who is currently unverified. She was the oldest living person in Denmark since the death of Marie Jensen on 30 January 2015.

Biography

Signe Kirstine Hoejer was born in Naesborg and spent her childhood on a farm near Aggersund near Limfjorden with her parents and brother[2]. Sadly, her mother died when she was just eight years old. As a teenager, she helped her father with work at the farm. Around 1925, at the age of 20, she went to Kolding in order to search for job. After her father's death in 1948[3], she opened her own store in Silkeborg, which she has been running for many years, until aged 75. Thereafter, she worked as an accountant for another ten years.

On the day of her 110th birthday, 1 November 2015, Ms. Hojer memorised the introduction of electricity for her farm, which took place in 1918. She also remembered the German troops passing through Kolding in 1940. She never married and never had children.[4][5]

Signe Hojer died 110 years, 138 days old in Silkeborg, Midtjylland region.

Between 16 March 2016 (Gerda Muff's 110th birthday) and 18 March 2016 (Ms. Hoejer's passing), for the first time in the history of Denmark there were three living supercentenarians in the country at the same time. 

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