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Josefine Ollmann
Josefine Ollmann
Ollman on her 111th birthday in 2019
Birth: 11 November 1908
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Age: 113 years, 227 days
Country: GermanyGER

Josefine Ollmann (née Dosch; born 11 November 1908) is a German supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She is currently the oldest living person in Germany since February 2021.


Josefine Ollmann was born in Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany on 11 November 1908.

Her father was an engineer, so the family moved often. For instance to the Netherlands, Oberschlesien and Berlin. She had a younger brother.

She had top marks when she finished school in Wittenburg and got an apprenticeship as laborant, and worked in Berlin at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut.

She got married 1939 to a lawyer. In 1944 they had a son named Rainer and a daughter. After second world war, they fled from Greifswald to Kellinghusen to escape the red army. Her husband died in 1952.

She wrote diary and played scrabble until the age of 100. She lived alone to the age of 107.

On 30 January 2022 at the age of 113 years, 80 days, Ollmann may have surpassed the age of Mathilde Mange, becoming the oldest woman ever to live in Germany.

She currently lives in a retirement home in Itzehoe. She has four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



Germany's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Margarethe Sauer • Katharina Braun • Leni Matthaei • Mathilde Schulz • Petronella Wansleban • Agnes Gerrath • Anna Fleinert • Bertha Brandes • Wilhelmine Heister • Gertrude Schmalohr • Maria Corba • Elfried Libbert • Paula Baumgartner • Gertrud Pannwitz • Ottilie Aleith • Karolina Kruger • Franziska Umrath • Pauline Spyra • Wilhelm Lehnen • Marie Stegmann • Wilhelm Schorner • Maria Laqua • Rosalia Hasenkampf • Magdalene Regener • Anna Stephan • Lina Zimmer • Hermann Dornemann • Frieda Muller • Irmgard von Stephani • Elsa Tauser • Frieda Borchert • Emma Joisten • Alwine Werner • Zhenya Broytman • Frieda Schmidt • Berta Zeisler • Charlotte Bauch • Karolina Grober • Elisabeth Schneider • Gertrud Henze • Frieda Szwillus • Johanna Klink • Charlotte Klamroth • Margarete Dannheimer • Else Ronsch • Herta Oeser • Gustav GernethMathilde MangeKatharina HagemeyerAdele RodensteinAnonymous of Berlin (1908)Josefine Ollmann