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BIOGRAPHY

Logemann was born in Hude, Lower Saxony, Germany, on 15 December 1907. She had six siblings. In her youth, her mother died of appendicitis, and when she was 14, her father passed away, leaving the siblings orphaned. It was customary at the time for orphans to work for their neighbors, and she followed suit. She learned how to milk cows, harvest crops, and perform various farm tasks. After milking, she would transport 5-gallon milk jugs on the handlebars of her bicycle back to the barn.

Shortly after her marriage to Dietrich “Dick” Logemann in 1930, she immigrated to Pender, Nebraska, where her husband had started his farming career. In December 1940, they were encouraged to move to the Stockton Delta in California because of the favorable weather and soil conditions. They began farming on Jones Tract and later purchased a ranch on Woodward and Robert’s Island. She picked tomatoes, carried bushel boxes to the road, helped grow asparagus, and learned to drive a tractor. The couple had two children, Wilma Schulenburg and Richard Logemann. The family continued to reside on the island and engage in farming until the early 1970s. At that point, their son took over the farm operations, while her husband farmed on a part-time basis due to a pinched nerve in his hip. Her husband passed away in 1990. In her 90s, she went ocean kayaking and dog sledding in Alaska.

Logemann traveled extensively with her husband, and after retirement, they spent the winter months at the Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort east of San Diego. She led the water aerobics class for 25 years and participated until the age of 103. She was a member of the Farm Bureau, Hermann Sons, and The Fidelity Club. Additionally, she volunteered at the Stockton Center for the Blind.

Logemann passed away in Lodi, California, USA, on 19 February 2019, at the age of 111 years, 66 days. She was survived by her son, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

RECOGNITION

Her age was verified by Georg Fürholzer, and validated by LongeviQuest on 15 May 2024.

ATTRIBUTION

* “Danke schön, Katie Logemann” – The Stockton Record, 18 December 2011

* “Celebrating a centennial — and then some: Family and friends gather for Lodi woman’s 110th birthday” – Lodi News, 19 December 2017

* “Kathe Logemann Obituary” – The Record/Legacy, 10 March 2019

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