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Annabelle Holblinger
Annabelle Holblinger
Holblinger on her 113th birthday in 2022
Birth: 16 March 1909
Callicoon, New York, USA
Age: 113 years, 151 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Unvalidated

Annabelle Holblinger (née Rosenberger; born 16 March 1909) is an American supercentenarian who is the oldest known person living in the U.S. state of Colorado. Her age currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Annabelle Holblinger was born in Callicoon, Sullivan County, New York, USA, on 16 March 1909. Her parents were George Rosenberger Sr. and Wilhelmine (née Schubert) Rosenberger. She had six siblings: one of them, Mae Kratz (1911–2015) lived to be 104 and three other siblings lived into their 90s. Her father lived to be 97. Her paternal cousin Marie Zalesky (1907–2016) died at the age of 109.

In 1932, she married Austrian-born Anton Holblinger, an electrical contractor. After the marriage, they moved into a fifth-floor Bronx apartment, and later to a home on Long Island. Holblinger filled the role of both homemaker — with a penchant for baking — and receptionist and occasional radio repairwoman for her husband’s business. Once her daughters became teenagers, Holblinger joined the team at Macy’s, first in the appliance department and later in woman’s clothing. Her husband died in 1996.

Following the death of 111-year-old Hazel Eikermann on 27 August 2019, Holblinger became the oldest known person living in Colorado. She may have become the oldest Colorado resident in history on 23 February 2021, having surpassed Mayree Dougherty's final age of 111 years, 343 days. Thus, Holblinger might be the only person in Colorado to live to be 112 and 113.

At the time of her 113th birthday in 2022, Holblinger was reported to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, making her one of the oldest people known to have been vaccinated against the disease.

Holblinger currently lives in Pueblo West, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA, at the age of 113 years, 151 days. She is believed to be one of the ten oldest living people in the United States.

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