|Birth:||14 April 1908|
|Age:||112 years, 164 days|
Erna Zahn was born in Wisconsin on 14 April 1908. As a young girl, she enjoyed horseback riding, often on Sunday afternoons, and sewing and swimming. Some of her favorite historical moments she’s had include riding in the rumble seat of a car from home to Mount Rushmore, while it was still under construction. She married Meilahn Zahn in 1935. He was head of the Martin Luther College music department from 1962 to 1975. The couple had six children.
Zahn currently lives at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. She became the oldest known person living in Minnesota following the death of 112 year-old Evelyn Kleine on 7 December 2019.
- Zahn becomes a super centenarian
- 111-year-old Celebrates Birthday With Four-Legged Friends KEYC, 14 April 2019
- Zahn believed to be Minnesota’s most senior resident The Journal, 21 December 2019
- 111 years of wisdom: New Ulm woman believed to be oldest Minnesota resident Mankato Free Press, 22 January 2020