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Age Validation for the World’s Former Oldest Living Woman: Louise Godejohann (1849-1960) of the United States

On her 107th birthday. (Source: Evansville Courier and Press) On her 107th birthday. (Source: Evansville Courier and Press)

LongeviQuest is delighted to share that the age claim of Louise Godejohann at 110 years old is valid. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on 31 December 1849. At the time of her death, she was considered the world’s oldest living woman.

She married William Godejohann in 1871 and they had four children which they took care of together. Two years later, they moved to Olney, Illinois where her husband became a successful manufacturer of cigars.

On her 108th birthday. (Source: Gerontology Wiki)
On her 108th birthday.
(Source: Gerontology Wiki)

She received a congratulatory letter for her 100th birthday from President Harry S. Truman in 1950.

Godejohann passed away in the Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois, USA, on 30 June 1960.

For more information, please view Louise Godejohann’s Directory Profile here.

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