LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Horace Baumer. He was born in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States on 17 December 1913 and passed away in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States on 30 December 2023 at 110 years, 13 days.

In 2013, aged 99.
(Source: Republican Herald)

Baumer attended Girard College where he learned the machinist’s trade. This is how he got to work as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel’s Grace Mine near Morgantown. He worked there for about 25 years. He was also a husband and a father to 4 children.

Active even in his 90s, Horace drove around in his truck and kept his whole neighborhood stocked with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants from his garden. Baumer continued to live independently in his own home until July 2022.

LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mr. Horace Baumer.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Horace Baumer at 110 years old. He is an American supercentenarian known as the current oldest living man in Pennsylvania.  

Horace was born on 17 December 1913 in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania. He was orphaned at a young age after his father died in 1918 due to Spanish Flu and her mother succumbed to tuberculosis five years later.  

He attended Girard College which was an orphanage home for boys where he learned machinist’s trade. This is how he got to work as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel’s Grace Mine near Morgantown. He worked there for about 25 years.

In 2013, aged 99.
(Source: Republican Herald)

On 23 June 1940, Horace married Genevieve Petchkofski and the two of them had four children together. Unfortunately, their children died just a few days later due to a blood deficiency.  

The couple remained married for nearly 62 years just before Genevieve died in 2002. Horace lived independently on his own ever since that day until he was hospitalized in July 2022. After he was discharged, he moved to into a nursing home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  

For more information, please visit Horace Baumer’s Directory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Pennsylvania, USA’s oldest known living man turned 110 years old. He celebrated his 110th birthday at The Gardens of York Terrace in Pottsville with his friends, family, and the town’s state representative and mayor.

On his 109th birthday in 2022.
(Source: Republican Herald)

Horace Wilson Baumer was born in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, USA on 17 December 1913. When attending Girard College in Philadelphia, he learned a machinist’s trade, leading to him working as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel’s Grace Mine near Morgantown for around 25 years. He was also a husband and a father to 4 children.

Active even in his 90s, Horace drove around in his truck and kept his whole neighborhood stocked with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants from his garden. Baumer continued to live independently in his own home until July 2022, when a fall left him hospitalized for two months. Upon being discharged, he moved into a nursing home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where he currently resides at the age of 110.

For more information, please view Horace Baumer’s Directory Profile here.