LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Dorothy Ziegenfuss of the United States at age 110. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on 10 July 1905. Ziegenfuss started at a small schoolhouse and later landed a job at an insurance company. Though the job itself was short-lived, it led to a long and happy marriage of over 50 years to her husband, with whom she had a son.

Ziegenfuss celebrated her 105th with greetings from President Obama and NBC. At 106, she resided at Garden Spring Center, crediting a nightly glass of wine for her long life.

At the age of 108. (Source: Twitter (@_LeslieRichards))
At the age of 108.
(Source: Twitter (@_LeslieRichards))

Ziegenfuss passed away in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA, on 16 August 2015, at the age of 110 years, 37 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Dorothy Ziegenfuss’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce that Bernice Sebastian, the oldest living Saint Kittian and Nevisian, has her age validated at 110 years old.

Bernice Rosalind Eugene Sebastian is an American supercentenarian born in Saint Kitts and Nevis on 21 September 1913.

Sebastian never married nor had any children. For a span of 9 years, from 1932 to 1941, she served as an assistant teacher at the Basseterre Boys’ School. In 1941, she became the Headmistress at the Dieppe Bay Infant (Primary) School. She managed the school for 25 years before moving to Irish Town School where she stayed until she retired in September 1969.

Undated. (Source: Twitter/EmbassyKN_DC)
(Source: Twitter/EmbassyKN_DC)

When Sebastian’s mother died, she left Saint Kitts to move to Nova Scotia, Canada, to live with her sister. For around 27 years of living in Canada, he later moved to Queens, New York. Five years later, he moved again to Barryville around 2005 and to Philadelphia finally in 2011. At the age of 100 years old, Bernice had a pacemaker implanted  inside of her.

Bernice Sebastian is currently residing at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United  States.

For more information, please visit Bernice Sebastian’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Martha Frances Brown at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian recognized as the former oldest known living person in the United States. At the time of death, she was also the second-oldest living person in the world.

Martha Brown was born on 17 February 1858 in Federalsburg, Maryland, USA, as Martha Frances Prattis.

In 1876, Martha moved to Philadelphia. At some point in her life, she married Luke H. Nichols and had seven children with him. Her first husband died in 1928, and so she was remarried to Benjamin Brown who later also passed away in either 1932,1940, or 1942, according to different sources.

On her 102nd birthday in 1960. (Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
On her 102nd birthday in 1960.
(Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

In 1959, Marta celebrated her 111th birthday while also receiving a congratulatory letter from President Richard Nixon for her longevity.

Martha Brown passed away on 5 August 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was 111 years and 169 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Martha Brown’s Directory Profile here.