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Signe Hoejer
Signe Hoejer
Birth: 1 November 1905
Naesborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
Death: 18 March 2016
Silkeborg, Midtjylland, Denmark
Age: 110 years, 138 days
Country: DenmarkDEN

Signe Hoejer [Højer] (1 November 1905 – 18 March 2016) was a Danish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the oldest living person in Denmark since the death of Marie Jensen on 30 January 2015.


Signe Kirstine Hoejer was born in Naesborg, Nordjylland, Denmark, on 1 November 1905. She spent her childhood on a farm in Sdr. Aggersund near Limfjorden with her parents and brother.[1] Sadly, her mother died when she was just eight years old.

As a teenager, she helped her father with work at the farm. Around 1925, at the age of 20, she went to Kolding in order to search for job. After her father's death in 1948,[2] she opened her own store in Silkeborg, which she has been running for many years, until aged 75. Thereafter, she worked as an accountant for another ten years.

On the day of her 110th birthday, 1 November 2015, Ms. Hoejer memorised the introduction of electricity for her farm, which took place in 1918. She also remembered the German troops passing through Kolding in 1940. She never married and never had children.[3][4]

Signe Hoejer died in Silkeborg, Midtjylland, Denmark, 110 years, 138 days old.

Between 16 March 2016 (Gerda Muf's 110th birthday) and 18 March 2016 (Ms. Hoejer's passing), for the first time in the history of Denmark there were three living supercentenarians in the country at the same time.


Denmark's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Bodil AndersenAne Sophie BoedtkerEllen K PetersenChristian BankeMads P KehletMaren Hansen • Frederikke Nielsen • Agnes Bruun • Sophie Madsen • Hans J Petersen • Marie Hansen • Andreas M Hansen • Ane Marie Johansen • Rasmine Rogersen • Johannes W Hansen • Birthe Marie Kjaer • Andrea Pedersen • Ane Sofie Petersen • Sine Madsen • Marie Petersen • Olga Hansen • Marie E Rasmussen • Anna M Moeller • Louise A Bramsen • Johannes Hansen • Ragnhild Linnet • Martha Joergensen • Maren Jensen • Niels Nielsen • Anne Matthiesen • Olga Kofoed • Kristiane Hasager • Karen Jespersen • Nikoline Vang • Kirsten Hoejrup • Mette Andersen • Johanne Holm • Kirsten Kjaer • Johanne Grann • Ane Cathrine Madsen • Jenny Kristensen • Karen Edland • Torkil Dressoe • Adelheid Nielsen • Magda Hedetoft • Thyra Kongsoe • Elly Karin Hansen • Else Lundblad • Ella Hansen • Else Jensen • Dora Jensen • Agnes Hansen • Agnes From Steenstrup • Marie Jensen • Signe Hoejer • Ellen Brandenborg • Karla Lindholm Jensen • Ellen Smith • Else Rehling • Karen Rigmor Moritz