Tekla Juniewicz
Tekla Juniewicz 2
Birth: 10 June 1906
Lwów, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)

111 years, 186 days

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Tekla Juniewicz (born 10 June 1906) is a Polish supercentenarian who at the age of 111 is the oldest living person in Poland following the passing of Jadwiga Szubartowicz of Lublin.


Tekla Juniewicz was born in present-day Ukraine and studied at the convent of Sisters' Szarytki, who would give her the nickname of "Kluska". She married in 1927 and had two daughters: Janina and Urszula. In 1945, during the repatriation and upon the political changes after World War II, the family moved to Gliwice in Upper Silesia where she has lived ever since. In 2016, Tekla Juniewicz was recognized as the second-oldest living resident of Poland and the oldest living person in Silesia Voivodeship, whereupon she would celebrate her 110th birthday.[1] On 10 June 2017, Tekla Juniewicz celebrated her 111th birthday. Following the death of Jadwiga Szubartowicz on 20 July 2017, Tekla Juniewicz is the oldest living person in Poland.


Poland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jadwiga Zolotucho • Anna Klim • Franciszek KarwowskiMarianna Smolarczyk • Ludwika Kosztyla • Michalina Wasilewska • Wanda Wierzchleyska • Marianna Misiewicz • Jozefa KarczewskaJozefa Stanislawa Szyda • Marianna Mroz • Aleksandra Dranka • Jozefa Bak • Ludwika Wasowicz • Jadwiga Mlynek • Jadwiga SzubartowiczTekla Juniewicz

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