7 September 1912Bützow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany


29 December 2023Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany



Gertrud Blohm

Gertrud Hanni Anna Johanna Blohm was a German supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

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Blohm was born in Bützow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Germany, on 7 September 1912. Her mother passed away at 67, and her father died in an accident at 34. Her only brother, Walter, also passed away at a young age. As a young woman, she moved to Rostock. At some point, she married Arnold Blohm.

In 1957, she moved to Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. At the age of 105, she was still reading the Norddeutsche Neueste Nachrichten (NNN) newspaper on a computer. Her husband passed away in 1978.

Blohm passed away in Rostock-Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, on 29 December 2023, at the age of 111 years, 113 days.

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In September 2022, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the second documented supercentenarian in the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the first being Else Rönsch. Consequently, at the time of her passing, she was the oldest living person in the state.

Her age was verified by Marco Wikkerink, and validated by the ESO on 17 February 2024.

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* “Gertrud Blohm feiert 106. Geburtstag” – Norddeutsche Neueste Nachrichten, 7 September 2018

* “Älteste Rostockerin wird 110: Das ist ihr Geheimnis für ein langes Leben” – Ostsee-Zeitung, 7 September 2022

* “Älteste Rostockerin Gertrud Blohm mit 111 Jahren gestorben” – Neueste Nationale Nachrichten, 11 January 2024