Luzia Mohrs
Luzia Mohrs
Birth: 23 March 1904
Pommern, Mosel, Germany
Death: 16 October 2017
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Age: 113 years, 207 days
Country: GermanyGERBrazilBRA
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Luzia Mohrs [Sister Maria Electis] (23 March 1904 – 16 October 2017) was a German-born Brazilian supercentenarian who, at the age of 113 years, 207 days, was the oldest verified living person in Brazil, following the passing of 113-year old Alida Grubba Rudge on 23 December 2016, and was the oldest verified living German-born, following the passing of 111-year old Else Ronsch on 5 October 2015. She was also the oldest living immigrant in the world.

Biography

Luzia Mohrs was born in Pommern, Mosel, Germany. On 23 March 1926, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Mülhausen, Germany and received the name Maria Electis. She migrated to Brazil in 1939. She stayed in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul to study the Portuguese language until July 1939. In August 1939, she became a member of the community of Clinica Olive Leite in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. She has lived in the community since 1988. In 2013, she celebrated the 85th anniversary of religious life.

Luzia Mohrs died in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on 16 October 2017 at the age of 113 years, 207 days. Following her death, Francisca Celsa dos Santos (born 1904) became the oldest verified living person in Brazil.

References

Brazil's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Gomes Valentim • Unknown • Alida Grubba Rudge • Luzia MohrsFrancisca Celsa dos Santos •

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