LongeviQuest is glad to announce the addition of Anna Traxler to our ever-growing directory of supercentenarians. Her British-born American supercentenarian status was validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) on 29 August 2023.

Anna Traxler was born on 4 January 1893 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

At some point in her life, she migrated to the United States where she married Isadore Traxler (1892-1981). The couple then had two children: Jane Klitsner and Dr. Jerome Jack Traxler.

Traxler passed away on 21 April 2003 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She was 110 years and 107 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please visit Anna Traxler’s Directory Profile here.

It is with a heavy for LongeviQuest to share that Magda Janssens, the oldest person in Belgium, passed away peacefully on 18 September 2023. She was a Belgian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Belgium and the Benelux. Her age was validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) in 2022.

According to the news report, Magda passed away peacefully on Monday evening around 11 PM CET. It was a sad news reported from the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Troost Residential Care Center in Zandhoven, Antwerp, Belgium.

Sad News from the Residential Care Center

Care Center Director Charlotte Leemans shared that Magda had a particularly beautiful day when her family visited her on Monday. However, Magda’s daughter, Francine, sensed that it could be their last visit to her. That is why the family was very sad but also greatly appreciates the great times they had with Magda during her life. In the Director’s own words, “For all of us it is not only a personal loss – Magda was very much loved – but also the loss of an icon.” This is how she describes the passing of Magda Jenssens whom she also called as their Our Lady of Consolation.

Magda Janssens at 111th Birthday
Magda Janssens on her 111th birthday on March 16 this year. — © Joren De Weerdt
Retrieved from: https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20230919_95358675

Magda Jenssens celebrated her 111th birthday on 16 March 2023 while looking so fragile. However, she was actually more optimistic this time rather than when she received the title of oldest resident of the Benelux in November 2022. She was happy to be there as the king and queen had a pot of flowers delivered for her. Her son, André (88 years old), was not able to attend the celebration due to COVID, but her daughter, Francine (76 years old), was present as she was also living in Zandhoven.


Magda Janssens was born on 16 March 1912 in the district of Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium. On 24 October 1936, she married her first husband who passed away on 23 April 1937. The next year, she remarried on 1 October 1938 and had four children with her second husband.

Janssens passed away on 18 September 2023 in Zandhoven, Antwerp, Belgium. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Belgium and the Benelux at 111 years and 186 days old.

LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Magda Janssens.

For more information, please visit Magda Janssens’ Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Italy’s oldest living person, Domenica Ercolani, celebrated her 113th birthday. She is an Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

Domenica Ercolani was born on 3 July 1910, in Urbino, Marche, Italy. In her 113 years of life, she witnessed the monarchy of the Kingdom of Italy, the first and “second” Italian Republic, and ten popes. She also survived three epidemics including the Spanish Flu 1918-1920, SARS 2004, and COVID-19.

She married Cristoforo, who was a railway station manager back then. The couple had two children whom she took care of as a housewife. Mrs. Ercolani liked gardening as she had a vegetable garden and flowers.

Undated photo. source: Gerontology Wiki

On 30 March 2021, she got her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and became one of the oldest people to receive it.

At the time, she was living with her 87-year-old daughter, Alessandra. She is being taken care of by her daughter and grandchildren, Marco and Luca.

LongeviQuest extends our warm greetings to Mrs. Domenica Ercolani and her family for her 113th birthday celebration.

For more information, please view Domenica Ercolani’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of a Portuguese-born Brazilian anonymous lady supercentenarian at the age of 111 years. She was born in Portugal on 23 October 1911. Her age has been validated in cooperation between LongeviQuest and the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

At some point in her life, she got married and had children. The family eventually moved to Brazil and still currently lives there.

For more information, please view her Directory Profile here.



LongeviQuest is pleased to report that the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated the age of Mary Gwendoline Moore, with assistance from LongeviQuest in procuring the necessary evidence. She was born in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom on 2 December 1911. She had four siblings, including another supercentenarian Sarah Lilian Priest.

As a young woman. (Source: McKenzie Aged Care)
As a young woman.
(Source: McKenzie Aged Care)

Mrs. Moore married Cyril Clifford Pearce and they had 3 children. However, Mr. Pearce passed away at the age of 37. She remarried at some point in her life. In 1966, she emigrated to Australia to live with one of her daughters who had previously moved there. She returned to Wales for a family visit and at that time she persuaded her other daughter to move to Australia as well. Her son remained living in Tredegar with his wife.

Mrs. Moore passed away in Bongaree, Queensland, Australia, on 31 March 2023 at the age of 111 years, 119 days. She is survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Likewise, her older sister, Sarah Lilian Priest, passed away in England on 6 June 2021, at the age of 112 years, 211 days. With a final combined age of 223 years, 330 days, they are one of the oldest sibling pairs on record.

On 13 May 2022, following the death of 111-year-old Ina Reid of New South Wales, she became the oldest living person in Australia.

LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Moore’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Moore Directory Profile here.

The European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) is an Accredited Partner Organization of LongeviQuest. ESO researchers are represented on the Global Validation Commission by Dr. Andrew Holmes

Mr. André Ludwig celebrated his 111th birthday on June 6, 2023, at a nursing home located in Longué-Jumelles, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France. Mr. Ludwig’s age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) and the Les Grands Centenaires Français, and he is currently believed to be the oldest living man in Europe.

Mr. Ludwig was born on 6 June 1912 in the commune of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne département, Île-de-France region, France.

In 1939, he was mobilized for World War II and experienced all of its consequences, even being made a prisoner at the time. He was a member of the French Resistance in the east of the country, joining the Zone Libre (in France) to shelter his family.

André Ludwig at 111 years old
André Ludwig at 111 years old

Ludwig finished his career as a middle manager, retired in 1972, and moved with his wife to Longué-Jumelles.

In 2015, he moved into a nursing home in Longué-Jumelles, where he has been celebrating his past birthdays since then.

LongeviQuest send our warmest congratulations to Mr. André Ludwig and his family. We wish you good health and happiness.

For more information, please view André Ludwig’s Directory Profile here.