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Charlotte Klamroth
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BornCharlotte Dettmar
18 August 1903
Krottorf, Province of Saxony, German Empire
💀Died(2015-05-16)16 May 2015
(aged 111 years, 271 days)
Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany(2015-05-16)16 May 2015
(aged 111 years, 271 days)
🏡 ResidenceLudwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
🏳️ NationalityGerman
Other names
💼 Occupation

💵 Salary :
Known forGermany's oldest recognized living person
👶 Children* Jürgen Klamroth (born c. 1938)[1]
  • 3 other children
👪 Relatives
  • 12 grandchildren
  • 18 great-grandchildren
  • 4 great-great-grandchildren

Charlotte Klamroth (née Dettmar; 18 August 1903 – 16 May 2015) was a German supercentenarian who became the oldest living person in Germany after the death of Johanna Klink on 20 February 2015.[2] Klamroth died less than three months later.

Biography[edit]

Klamroth was born on 18 August 1903 in Krottorf, in the county of Börde, Province of Saxony. Her family leased the local manor in 1849 and farmed it until 1945, when they were dispossessed. Klamroth had three younger brothers. At age 18, her mother died and she took over responsibility for house-keeping and raising her siblings. Consequently, she was never able to attend upper school to become primary school teacher, as she wished.

She married into the well-known family Klamroth and moved to the cloister of Gröningen Priory. Both had four children. The Klamroths were partakers of the local sugar factory, that products were also exported to London. Until 1946, she was living in wealthy settings when all landowners were expelled from the Soviet occupation zone. Within two hours Klamroth and her family had to leave the house and yard. Her husband already died at the end of 1945 when Flight and expulsion of Germans started. Klamroth was also a relative in-law of Hans Georg Klamroth, who was involved in the July 20 Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In 1955 Klamroth moved to Ludwigshafen where she lived until her death. In 1972 she moved to her son-in-law’s house.

She was always interested in politics and took also part on German federal election in 2013. Next to Elsa Peck (1902-2014) she was one of the oldest persons to having voted as media reported. On her 111th birthday Charlotte Klamroth claimed about being the oldest inhabitant of Rhineland-Palatinate: "I would like to give up on this fame, it has become arduous". Klamroth traced her longevity to a happy childhood and loving parents. Her relatives complement this by Klamroth's attitude to have been always moderate and contented. At the time of her 110th birthday, her daughter was already deceased. In February 2015, 3 of her 4 children were alive and she had 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. "Charlotte Klamroth ist jetzt die älteste Deutsche". RP Online. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. "Älteste Deutsche stirbt mit 112 Jahren". Bild. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. "Älteste Menschen Deutschlands 220 Jahre Glück und Zufriedenheit aus Sachsen-Anhalt". 25 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-02-26. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  4. "Charlotte Klamroth (111) aus Ludwigshafen älteste Deutsche". 24 February 2015.
  5. "Älteste Bürgerin in Rheinland-Pfalz". 18 August 2014.



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