Erna Zahn
Erna Zahn
Birth: 14 April 1908
Wisconsin, USA
Age: 112 years, 197 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Erna Zahn (born 14 April 1908) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She is the oldest known person living in the U.S. state of Minnesota.


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.



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