LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sabina Zieg of the United States at age 112. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States on 12 November 1872 to German immigrants. She was reported to be less than 5 feet tall. She was a member of Glenshaw Presbyterian Church since 1930 and a member of the ladies auxiliary of Undercliff Volunteer Fire Co.
Zieg worked part-time in the housekeeping department of Glenshaw Presbyterian Church before moving into a nursing home. At the age of 102, when asked about her ambition, she said she wanted to live to be 103. On her 108th birthday, she was interviewed on the television show “Good Morning, America.” When asked about the secret to her longevity, she said, “Well, I eat jelly-bread sandwiches. Smucker’s makes the best.”
On 30 April 1984, at the age of 111 years, 170 days, she surpassed the final age of Martha Brown (1858–1969), becoming the oldest person to ever live in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. She subsequently became the first person in the state to reach the age of 112. She held the title until her own final age was surpassed by Florence Knapp on 30 October 1985.
Zieg passed away of natural causes in the Presbyterian Home in Oakmont, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, on 1 December 1984. She was survived by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Following her death, she was succeeded as Pennsylvania’s oldest living person by Ida Turner.
LongeviQuest congratulates Sabina Zieg’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Zieg’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Lucy Reynolds at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in West Virginia.
Lucy was born on 18 October 1872 in Craig County, Virginia, USA. After her father passed away when she was 12 years old, her family moved to Roane County where she lived most of her life.
When Lucy was around 102 years old, she broke her hip. Moreover, upon her 110th birthday celebration, she was made known as one of the earliest supercentenarians in West Virginia.
Lucy Reynolds passed away on 14 July 1983 in Spencer, West Virginia, USA.
For more information, please visit Lucy Reynolds’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Anna Musick of the United States at age 110. She was born in Quincy, Illinois, United States on 14 October 1872. In 1880, the family moved to a farm near Golden when she was 7-8 years old. She attended Elm Grove School near Golden until sixth grade when she had to quit to work at home.
On 21 February 1895, she got married and then had six children. The couple farmed in the Golden-LaPrairie area for over 30 years and retired in LaPrairie in 1927. Musick used to do a lot of sewing, quilting, and crocheting besides all her other work.
Musick passed away in Golden, Illinois, USA, on 11 January 1983, at the age of 110 years, 89 days. She was survived by four of her children, 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 46 great-great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Illinois. Following her death, she was succeeded by Olive Bay.
LongeviQuest congratulates Anna Musick’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Musick’s Directory Profile here.