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Anna Peskey
Anna Peskey
Anna Peskey at the age of 108 with her 81-year-old nephew Hillard Peskey.
Birth: 5 August 1891
Floyd Township, South Dakota, USA
Death: 14 May 2003
De Smet, South Dakota, USA
Age: 111 years, 282 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Anna Louise Emma Peskey (née Kopplin; 5 August 1891 – 14 May 2003) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Anna Peskey was born in Floyd Township, South Dakota, USA on 5 August 1891. Her parents were August Kopplin and Wilhelmina (née Hein) Kopplin. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried. She had seven siblings and two half-siblings.

She married Oscar F. Peskey in Beadle County, South Dakota on 14 November 1912. The couple had five children: Walter Peskey (1913–1988), Alfred Peskey (1915–1991), Armand Peskey (1917–2017), Erma Peskey (1920–1920) and Velda Zeeck (born 1928).

Members of her family had also experienced longevity: her maternal grandmother Maria "Mutty" Hein lived to be 90, her father lived to be 90, her paternal aunt Emma Vetterman lived to be 95, her maternal aunt Augusta Kamenz lived to be 101, her sister Emma Liebenow lived to be 103, her brother August Kopplin lived to be 97. In addition, her niece Leona Peskey (born 31 August 1921) still alive aged 100 years, 150 days and her daughter Velda Zeeck (born 5 March 1928) still alive aged 93 years, 329 days.

Peskey died in De Smet, South Dakota, USA on 14 May 2003 at the age of 111 years, 282 days.