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Karin Schwallbach
Karin Schwallbach
Karin Schwallbach on her 110th birthday.
Birth: 28 February 1907
St. Petersburg, Russia
Death: 28 July 2017
Warren, Michigan, USA
Age: 110 years, 150 days
Country: RussiaRUSUnited StatesUSA

Karin Annette Antonie Schwallbach (née Niggol) (28 February 1907 – 28 July 2017) was a Russian-American supercentenarian whose claim is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was one of the oldest known people living in Michigan, USA.


Karin Schwallbach was born Karin Annette Antonie Niggol in St. Petersburg, Russia on 28 February 1907 to Estonian parents Friedrich E. L. Niggol and Aurelie C. E. (née Eichfuss) Niggol. She had three siblings called Nora, Sigrid, and Alice. At the time of her birth, St. Petersburg was part of the Russian Empire.

On 10 May 1928, she married Albert Schwallbach whilst living in Estonia. The couple spent some time in Germany and Michigan, but they divorced on 25 September 1935. Karin and Albert had one child. After the couple divorced, Karin settled in the US, in places such as Wisconsin and New Mexico. She later moved to Warren, Michigan, USA. Karin's father Friedrich died in 1947.

Karin Schwallbach died on 28 July 2017 in Warren, Macomb, Michigan, USA, at the age of 110 years, 150 days.


links to this form on Death Records System (Official website for Macomb County Clerk)