LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Minnie Druse of the United States at age 111. She was born in Kahoka, Missouri, United States on 21 July 1867. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother.
As a young woman, Druse moved to Chicago and worked as a dress designer in a fashionable salon. In 1905 and 1906, her family went to Oklahoma Territory and started a photography business. After a year or two, they moved to Stronghurst, Illinois, and opened another photography business. His husband was granted the first US patent for recapping tires and for the first circular mold to produce tire treads.
In 1922, the Druse family moved from Missouri to Oskaloosa, Iowa. She continued to enjoy her hobbies such as photography, painting, and crocheting, until her eyesight began to decline around the age of 104. At the age of 75, she fractured a hip, but she didn’t move into a nursing home until she broke her knee at the age of 97.
Druse passed away in Zearing, Iowa, USA, on 22 January 1978, at the age of 110 years, 185 days. The inscription on her gravestone reads, “The World’s Oldest Methodist” and “Iowa’s Oldest Resident.”
LongeviQuest congratulates Minnie Druse’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Druse’s Directory Profile here.