Logemann at the age of 108
|Birth:||15 December 1907|
|Death:||19 February 2019|
Stockton, California, USA
|Age:||111 years, 66 days|
Logemann was born Kathe Caeroline Quitsch in the farming community of Hude, near Oldenburg, Germany, on 15 December 1907. She was orphaned at the age of 14. In her youth, she worked on local farms milking cows, helping with the crops, and working as a maid.
In 1930 she married Dietrich Logemann, and they moved to Nebraska, USA. They farmed there until they moved to Stockton, California, where their cousin had farm land. They started by working 100 acres of land but grew it to 400 acres. They grew, cut, and packed tomatoes and asparagus on their farm, relying on braceros and Filipino workers.
The couple had at least two children. They retired in the late 1960s, and spent winters in Niland, California, and eventually moved there permanently. Dietrich Logemann passed away in 1990.
Logemann taught water aerobics classes until she was 103. During a cruise to Alaska when she was 93, Logemann kayaked, took a helicopter to the top of a glacier, and was pulled by sled dogs. She rode in a hot air balloon at the age of 102.
After her live-in caretaker became ill, Logemann returned to Stockton in May 2015, where she lived in a senior living community. She died on 19 February 2019 at the age of 111 years, 66 days.
- Finally a tame birthday celebration Recordnet.com, 15 December 2015
- 110th birthay Facebook post (better source needed)