Tekla Juniewicz shortly before turning 110.
|Birth:||10 June 1906|
Krupsko, Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine)
|Age:||113 years, 16 days|
Juniewicz has been the oldest living person in Poland since the death of Jadwiga Szubartowicz of Lublin on 20 July 2017.
Tekla Juniewicz was born in present-day Ukraine and studied at the convent of Sisters' Szarytki, who gave her the nickname of "Kluska". She married in 1927 and had two daughters: Janina and Urszula. In 1945, during the repatriation and upon the political changes after World War II, the family moved to Gliwice in Upper Silesia where she has lived ever since.
In 2016, Juniewicz was recognized as the second-oldest living resident of Poland and the oldest living person in Silesia Voivodeship, whereupon she would celebrate her 110th birthday. On 10 June 2018, Juniewicz celebrated her 112th birthday - the first person living in Poland to do so. She was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 16 May 2018.
On 10 June 2019, Tekla Juniewicz turned 113. On this occasion, she received a congratulory letter from Prime Minister of Poland. One day later, she surpassed the age of Astrid Zachrison, becoming the oldest person to have ever lived in the Baltic Sea region.
- GRG World Supercentenarian Rankings List
- Polscy stulatkowie i superstulatkowie - Oldest people of Poland
- ↑ Tekla Juniewicz z Gliwic ma 110 lat [ZDJĘCIA] Druga najstarsza Polka!
- ↑ Najstarsza Polka mieszka w Gliwicach. Ma 112 lat. Najstarsi Polacy, 11 June 2018
|Poland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Jadwiga Zolotucho • Anna Klim • Franciszek Karwowski • Marianna Smolarczyk • Ludwika Kosztyla • Michalina Wasilewska • Wanda Wierzchleyska • Marianna Misiewicz • Jozefa Karczewska • Jozefa Stanislawa Szyda • Marianna Mroz • Aleksandra Dranka • Jozefa Bak • Ludwika Wasowicz • Jadwiga Mlynek • Jadwiga Szubartowicz • Tekla Juniewicz