Boekema-Hut on her 106th birthday.
|Birth:||31 August 1911|
Zevenhuizen, Groningen, Netherlands
|Age:||110 years, 146 days|
Ebeltje Boekema-Hut (born 31 August 1911) is a Dutch supercentenarian who is currently the oldest living person in the European Netherlands and the oldest living Dutch-born person.
Ebeltje Boekema-Hut was born in Zevenhuizen, Groningen, Netherlands on 31 August 1911 to parents Jan Hut (1871–1957) and Bouktje Linker (1871–1969). Her father was a farmer. She married Lammert Boekema on 8 November 1935. At one point, Ebeltje and Lammert took over the farm and got four daughters. Lammert died on 28 March 1990 at the age of almost 81. In 2007, she moved to a retirment home in Leek. She credits her longevity to being thankful and being happy. Being a Christian, she says she lives life like Psalm 23.
There was also a history of longevity in Ebeltje's family: her great-grandmother died at age 101, her grandmother at age 94 and her mother at age 97.
She became the oldest living person in the European Netherlands and the oldest living Dutch-born person after the death of Cornelia Boonstra-van der Bijl on 15 May 2021 (as Maria Luisa Benjamin was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis and lives on the island of Aruba).
Ebeltje Boekema-Hut currently lives in Leek, Groningen, Netherlands at the age of 110 years, 146 days.
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- Oudste inwoner van Groningen bereikt de 109 RTV Noord, 31 August 2020
- Oudste inwoner van Nederland uit Leek weer een jaartje ouder: 110 RTV Noord, 31 August 2021