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Martin Dressel
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Birth: 12 January 1903
Nuremberg, Bavaria, German Empire
Death: 18 May 2011
Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Age: 108 years, 126 days
Country: GER FlagGER
Centenarian

Martin Dressel (12 January 1903 − 18 May 2011) was a German centenarian who was thought to be Germany's oldest living man at the time of his death.

Biography

Dressel was born in Nuremberg in 1903. He married his wife Alma in 1935 and they had five children. At the time of Martin's death, he had nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Martin and Alma lived in a 2-room apartment. They shortly lived in Australia for a few months before moving bact to Nuremberg. Alma died in 1998.

Dressel worked as a toolmaker and electrical installer. He suffered a fall a few years before his death and moved into a nursing home 3 months before he died. Dressel became the oldest living man in Germany on 23 February 2011 when Friedrich Volmer died. Dressel died nearly three months later, and Paul Veit succeeded him.

References


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 Homann

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