Annemarie Zander was a validated German supercentenarian who died in 2023 at the age of 110. As a supercentenarian, she lived in Trier and was the oldest resident of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Annemarie Zander was born as Anna Maria Propson in Pallien, a suburb of Trier in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, on 12 May 1913. She was a curious child and always asked questions about history to her father and grandfather. Zander was a wife and a mother to 1 child.
Zander’s early life was marked by a bomb attack in her hometown in 1917, followed by resistance against the French. Though she witnessed historical events like President Hindenburg’s visit in 1930 and passed her garden design exam in 1933, she worked as a secretary and payroll clerk until the end of World War II. Choosing not to evacuate Trier during the air raids, she later expressed surprise at her own survival.
After her retirement, Zander devoted herself to her hobbies, which included history and family research. She did a lot of research in local archives and supported her husband in the production of the New Trier Yearbook published by the Trierisch Association.
At the time of her 109th birthday, along with her daughter, Zander had three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She died on 12 December 2023 at the age of 110 years, 214 days.
LongeviQuest congratulates Annemarie Zander’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Zander’s Directory Profile here.