Catharina Peters-Keultjes
Catharina Peters-Keultjes
Birth: 14 March 1898
Westervoort, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: 20 March 2009
Zevenaar, Gelderland, Netherlands
Age: 111 years, 6 days
Country: NetherlandsNED

Catharina Peters-Keultjes (14 March 1898 – 20 March 2009) was a validated Dutch supercentenarian who, at the time of her death, was the second-oldest living person in The Netherlands, behind only Grietje Jansen-Anker.


Catharina Peters-Keultjes was born as Catharina Keultjes in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands on 14 March 1898. At the age of thirty, Mrs. Keultjes married Gerrit 'Gerardus' Peters, with whom she would have two children. Adult life was spent in Loo, a neighbouring village to Westervoort - and once having been the other side of the border (thus Prussian). At the end of 1944, during the Second World War, the family was forced to flee its home; upon return, it turned out to have been ruined. In 1984, at the age of 86, Mrs. Peters-Keultjes moved to a retirement home in Duiven, a village neighbouring both Westervoort and Loo, together with her husband who would die a year later. Up until the age of 109, Mrs. Peters-Keultjes continued to live in Duiven, when she was forced to move to Didam and subsequently the small town of Zevenaar - both situated in the region "De Liemers" as well, similar to Westervoort, Duiven, and Loo - as her retirement home was being renovated.

On 5 June 2008, she became the oldest living person in the province of Gelderland, following the death of Wilhelmina Hol. She wasn't able to celebrated her 111th birthday due to her health, which was bad at the time. On 20 March 2009, just six days later, at the age of 111 years and 6 days, Mrs. Peters-Keultjes died from pneumonia in Zevenaar. She was buried next to her husband in Loo.



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