Anna Furrer, Switzerland’s oldest living person, celebrated her 111th birthday

Anna Furrer (aged 110, almost 111) in June 2024

The Gerontology Research Group is delighted to announce that Mrs. Anna Furrer, the oldest living person in Switzerland, celebrated her 111th birthday on 23 June 2024 in Erstfeld, Canton of Uri, Switzerland.

Martha Anna Furrer-Omlin was born as Martha Omlin in the village of Sachseln, Obwalden, Switzerland on 23 June 1913. She grew up on a farm with her four sisters and two brothers. She married Ambros Furrer in Sachseln in 1949 and had two sons. She later moved to Erstfeld, Uri, Switzerland. Her husband died in 1989.

In June 2023, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the first supercentenarian in the Swiss canton of Uri.

On 23 February 2024, following the death of 111-year-old Marie Guerne, she became the oldest living person in Switzerland.

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