Emelie Weil at the age of 110
|Birth:||20 November 1899|
Crescent Springs, Kentucky, USA
|Death:||2 July 2012|
Milan, Indiana, USA
|Age:||112 years, 225 days|
Emelie Bernadine Seissiger was born in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, USA on 20 November 1899. She left school in the sixth grade to help her father run his grocery store. After completing nursing school, she worked as a registered nurse in Chicago, New York, and Cincinnati.
Weil met her husband, Stephen Weil, in the early 1920s, and they got married in 1932. The couple had either seven or eight children (sources differ). Stephen died of pneumonia in 1943, and one of her sons, John, died aged ten months.
Weil raised her children on a 15-acre farm at Mount Healthy, Ohio, now part of Cincinnati. She returned to nursing in the 1950s, working at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, and was promoted to the role of nursing supervisor. After retiring from nursing at the age of 75, Weil then worked for another ten years with three of her children at their businesses.
At the age of 99, Weil took up painting, and enjoyed painting pictures of flowers, birds, and other nature scenes, which her family members preserved in a self-published book. She was a devout Catholic, and was a founding member of Corpus Christi Parish in New Burlington, Ohio.
In her final years, Weil lived with her son and daughter-in-law on their cattle farm near Milan, Indiana. As of 2010, she had 25 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She died on 2 July 2012 at the age of 112 years, 225 days.
- Emelie Weil, 112 Photo Gallery, GRG
- ‘Supercentenarian’: At 110 years old, Emelie Weil says Catholic faith has sustained her through life’s challenges Archdiocese of Indiana, 5 February 2010
- LIFE, FAITH OF 112-YEAR-OLD CORPUS CHRISTI PARISHIONER REMEMBERED The Catholic Telegraph, 3 August 2012