Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger
Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger
Birth: 19 November 1899
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Death: 28 May 2010
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Age: 110 years, 190 days
Country: SwitzerlandSUI

Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger (19 November 1899 – 28 May 2010) was a Swiss supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in Switzerland.


Adelheid Rieger was born on 19 November 1899 in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland. She spent her childhood in Lampenberg, Basel-Landschaft. She married August Wehrle in 1922 and they had 4 children together. Adelheid worked with silk.

She became the oldest person in Switzerland upon the death of Rosa Rein on 14 February 2010.

Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger died on 28 May 2010 at the age of 110 years, 190 days in a retirement home in Basel. Her successor as Switzerland’s oldest person was Pierre Gremion (1902–2012).


Switzerland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Giustina Giardino-Bianco • Ada Duvoisin • Fritz BoschBertha Bournoud-Bucher • Anita CanonicaSuzanne Monney-Perrin • Marie Huber-Christen • Andree Fehr-de BoulayCecile Ida Ritter • Emma Duvoisin • Hanna Schiess • Mathilde Bonzo-Wrede • Frieda Schopf • Sophie Hew-SchenkerCatherine Amoos • Jules Nidegger • Emma Soller-Kellenberger • Maria Siegrist-Stampfli • Suzanne Jaccard • Anna Ringier-KieserRosa Rein • Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger • Pierre GremionLouise Mafli • Hedwig Hosig-Huggler • Alice Roffler-Waldmeier • Nina Hofer-Lustenberger • Lucrezia Furceri • Germaine BroyonHelene StehleFrieda Binz-Schoch • Alice Schaufelberger-Hunziker • Marie Guerne

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