|Birth:||10 July 1896|
|Death:||6 October 2007|
|Age:||111 years, 88 days|
Elsa Tauser (née Martens; 10 July 1896 – 6 October 2007) was a validated German supercentenarian and Germany's oldest living person for just 1 day.
Elsa Tauser was born in Hamburg, district Neustadt, as the youngest of 14 siblings. Her father was a jobless fitter and the children had to support the family income by polishing gold and silver, for example sets of cutlery from renowned hotels in downtown. Later Elsa Tauser became a saleswoman in a shop for luxury and haberdashery.
She married her first husband in 1916 and gave birth to her daughter Irma in 1923. Later they were divorced and Tauser married a second time a sailor, Konrad Tauser, in 1935. Their son Konrad was born in 1936. Her husband gave up on seafaring and became a caretaker. During World War II the family lost their apartments five times in consequence of bombing raids. Since the 1970s the couple was living Hamburg-Lurup. Elsa Tauser remained there after the death of her husband in 1989 until she moved into a nursing home in Hoisdorf, Schleswig-Holstein in November 2003 at age 107. Until the age of 105 she managed her everyday life on her own.
Tauser became Germany's 2nd oldest living person on 29 October 2006, following the death of 110-year-old Perpetua von Mauntz, and Germany's oldest living person almost a year later, on 5 October 2007, with the death of 112-year-old Irmgard von Stephani. However, her title reign lasted only one day as she died on 6 October 2007 at the age of 111 years, 87 days.
|Germany's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Margarethe Sauer • Katharina Braun • Leni Matthaei • Mathilde Schulz • Petronella Wansleban • Agnes Gerrath • Anna Fleinert • Bertha Brandes • Wilhelmine Heister • Gertrude Schmalohr • Maria Corba • Elfried Libbert • Paula Baumgartner • Gertrud Pannwitz • Ottilie Aleith • Karolina Kruger • Franziska Umrath • Pauline Spyra • Wilhelm Lehnen • Marie Stegmann • Wilhelm Schorner • Maria Laqua • Rosalia Hasenkampf • Magdalene Regener • Anna Stephan • Lina Zimmer • Hermann Dornemann • Frieda Muller • Irmgard von Stephani • Elsa Tauser • Frieda Borchert • Emma Joisten • Alwine Werner • Zhenya Broytman • Frieda Schmidt • Berta Zeisler • Charlotte Bauch • Karolina Grober • Elisabeth Schneider • Gertrud Henze • Frieda Szwillus • Johanna Klink • Charlotte Klamroth • Margarete Dannheimer • Else Ronsch • Herta Oeser • Gustav Gerneth • Mathilde Mange • Katharina Hagemeyer