Heinrich Homann
Heinrich Homann
Homann at the age of 106
Birth: 24 June 1911
Stoppenberg, Essen, Germany
Death: 24 June 2020
Essen-Borbeck-Mitte, Essen, Germany
Age: 109 years, 0 days
Country: GermanyGER

Heinrich "Heinz" Homann (24 June 1911 – 24 June 2020) was a German centenarian who was believed to be the oldest man in Germany since the death of Gustav Gerneth on 22 October 2019 or since the death of Eberhard Voigt on 2 September 2019 if the unvalidated Gerneth case is excluded.


Homann was born in Stoppenberg, Essen, Germany, on 24 June 1911 as the fifth of ten children. He attended elementary school in Stoppenberg. In 1941, he married Gertrud, and shortly afterwards went to the Air Force. At the age of 105, he said: I was lucky, I didn't get wounded and survived the one year in captivity in Italy reasonably well. In 1953, he moved to Borbeck, Essen with his family. They had a small apartment in Furstabtissinstrasse in Essen-Borbeck-Mitte, where he still lived at the age of 105.

At the age of 98, Homann still drove a car. Following the death of Gustav Gerneth on 22 October 2019, Homann became the oldest known living man in Germany.

Homann died in Essen-Borbeck-Mitte, Essen, Germany, on 24 June 2020, his 109th birthday. After his death, Hans Schornack became the oldest known living man in Germany.


Germany’s Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Karl Glockner • Unknown • Josef Callenberg • Mathias Bollinger • Unknown • Johann Hartlieb • Adolf Lange • Karl Pfeiffer • Johann Wost • Friedrich Wedeking • August Schmidt • Wilhelm Deffner • Karl Bulow • Fritz Witt • Heinrich Oppermann • Ernst Schutt • Wenzel Novotny • Otto Trost • Peter Schmitt • Friedrich von Rauchhaupt • Wilhelm Gazioch • A. Hermann Lange • Ernst Laurenty • Gustav Rupnow • Robert Hubener • Wilhelm Lehnen • Jonathan Richter • Wilhelm Schorner • Lorenz Imminger • Georg Bredtschneider • Hermann Dornemann • Robert Meier • Wilhelm Remmert • Rudolf Christmann • Georg Thalhofer • Franz Kunstler • Georg Rosenkranz • Hermann Mayer-Kaupp • Erich Berger • Richard Hinz • Friedrich Volmer • Martin Dressel • Paul Veit • Bernhard Prott • Erich Walde • Gustav GernethHeinrich HomannHans Schornack

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