Caroline Kuhlman was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 1989 at the age of 110.

Caroline Kuhlman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 October 1879. Kuhlman converted from Lutheran to Catholicism at 9 after befriending a girl at St. Leo School. Keeping it secret for two years, she eventually confessed, leading her whole family to convert. At 16, she began teaching Christian doctrine at St. Leo’s and later at St. Mary Church.

Even at 102, Kuhlman held weekly Christian doctrine classes at her home, teaching children about God, Jesus, and the sacraments. With 17 regular students, she continued attending daily Mass and praying for others at St. Kilian Church.

In July 1982, aged 102. (Source: The Pittsburgh Press)
In July 1982, aged 102.
(Source: The Pittsburgh Press)

Kuhlman passed away in Mars, Pennsylvania, USA, on 13 December 1989, at the age of 110 years, 71 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Caroline Kuhlman’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to report that Ruth Brown of New Hampshire, USA, passed away at 110 years old. 

Brown was born on 14 June 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She finished her eighth grade as the top student but needed to drop out of school so she could assist her parents in raising her younger siblings. 

On 28 May 1938, she was married to Robert Homer “Bob” Brown from Swissvale who was a federal air traffic controller at that time. The couple then had two daughters and they lived in the Pittsburgh suburbs for many years. 

Ruth Brown at 106

In 1962, the Pittsburgh Air Traffic Control Center was relocated to Oberlin, Ohio, and so the family had to move there a year later. 

Ruth Brown passed away on 5 December 2023 at Langdon Place of Nashua senior living community in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. 

LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and friends of Mrs. Ruth Brown. 

For more information, please visit Ruth Brown’s Directory Profile here. 

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 her 110th birthday in 1982. (Source: The Pittsburgh Press)
On her 110th birthday in 1982.
(Source: The Pittsburgh Press)

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 Ruth Anna Victoria Brown of the United States at age 110. She was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States on 14 June 1913 to Swedish immigrants. She is the eldest of 10 siblings.

Brown on her 109th birthday
Brown on her 109th birthday

Brown married her husband on 28 May 1938 and had two daughters. In the 1960s, she moved to Oberlin, Ohio with her husband. After her husband’s passing in 1990, she moved to Texas to live with her daughter Kristine, who died in 2015. Brown, then aged 102, moved to a retirement facility in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, to be closer to her daughter Bonnie, who resided in Massachusetts.

At the time of her 108th birthday in 2021, Brown had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She attributed taking cod liver oil daily as a secret to her longevity. At age 109, her hearing had deteriorated, but was still reported to be in perfect health. At her age of 110, she is considered as New Hampshire’s oldest known resident.

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