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Charlotte Benkner
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1889, Germany
Death: May 14, 2004
Youngstown
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA

American Folk Figure. She was recognized in November 2003 by the Guinness Book of World Records, as the World's oldest person. She inherited the title three days before her 114th birthday when a Japanese woman 6 months older then her died. (She later lost the title when a Puerto Rican woman was discovered to be 76 days older then her). She was born in Germany and at the age of 6 moved to the United States with her parents. They settled in Peekskill, New York. Charlotte met and married Karl Benkner and eventually settled in Youngstown, Ohio. She will be buried next to her husband in Peeksill, New York. (bio by: Joyce) 
 
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Created by: Joyce
Record added: May 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8782157
Charlotte Benkner
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