08 November 2007

RIP: Marie-Rose Mueller

Marie-Rose Mueller
20 Sep 1896 - 5 Nov 2007

ZUI this article from the Connecticut Post:
Marie-Rose "Muzzy" Mueller, the 22nd oldest person in the United States and 48th oldest in the world at age 111, died peacefully in her sleep Monday.

After her birthday last Sept. 20, she became the second-oldest person in Connecticut.

Mueller was born in 1896 in Beaucourt, France, the 10th child in a family of 11 children. She came to Long Island in 1915 when she was 9 years old with her family and later worked as a governess. In that profession she met and married Swiss-born Oscar J. Mueller in 1924 in New York City. He died in 1990.

(Actually, it was the death of 114-year-old Emma Tillman on 28 Jan 07 that made Mrs Mueller the second-oldest person in Connecticut. The oldest is Elizabeth Stefan, who was born 13 May 1895 in Hungary and is the 11th-oldest person in the world.)

The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) has not yet removed Mrs Mueller from its list of validated supercentenarians (people who have reached their 110th birthday). Without her, the list contains 76 people - 68 females, 8 males - ranging from Edna Parker of Indiana, born 20 Apr 1893, to Ruth Meyers Lincoln of Arkansas, born 30 Sep 1897.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tante Marie Rose was my grandmother's (Henriette Marie [ne Schleret] Stewart). Great to see this life well lived!

Keith Johnson,
Chanhassen, Minnesota