Annabelle Holblinger

  • Full name: Annabelle Holblinger (née Rosenberger)
  • Lifespan: 16.03.1909 – 27.01.2023
  • Age: 113 years, 317 days
  • Birthplace: Callicoon, Sullivan County, New York, USA
  • Last residence: Pueblo West, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
  • Application date: 18.03.2019
  • Validation date: 10.01.2023
  • Validation source: Robert Young/Waclaw Jan Kroczek


Annabelle Holblinger was born in Callicoon, New York, USA, on March 16, 1909, to George Rosenberger Sr. and Wilhelmine Rosenberger. She had six siblings, some of whom enjoyed remarkable longevity, with one sister, Mae Kratz (1911-2015) living to be 104. Other siblings lived into their 90s. Her father lived to be 97. Her paternal cousin Marie Zalesky (1907–2016) died at the age of 109. Annabelle married Anton Holblinger in 1932, an Austrian-born electrical contractor. Together, they shared their lives in New York, with Annabelle taking on the roles of homemaker and helping in her husband’s business. Holblinger filled the role of both homemaker — with a penchant for baking — and receptionist and occasional radio repairwoman.

Later in life, Annabelle Holblinger joined Macy’s staff, working in different departments, first in the appliance department and later in women’s clothing. Sadly, her husband passed away in 1996, but she continued to embrace life with resilience and determination.

In August 2019, after the passing of Hazel Eikermann at the age of 111, Annabelle Holblinger became the oldest known person in Colorado. She made history on February 23, 2021, when she exceeded Mayree Doughtery’s the previous record-holder’s age of 111 years, 343 days.

A notable milestone was reached on her 113th birthday in 2022 when Annabelle was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, marking her as one of the oldest individuals to receive the vaccine.

Annabelle Holblinger passed away in Pueblo West, Colorado, USA, on January 27, 2023, at the remarkable age of 113 years and 317 days. At the time of her passing, she held the distinction of being the fourth-oldest validated living person in the United States, following Edie Ceccarelli, Hazel Plummer, and Nina Willis. Her story is one of resilience, adaptability, and an enduring spirit.

Longevity Recognition

  • Oldest living person in Colorado (27.08.2019 – 27.01.2023)
  • Longevity Recordholder of Colorado (23.02.2021 – present)


Annabelle Holblinger’s age was verified by Robert Young, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) as of Jan. 10, 2023.

Annabelle Holblinger on her 112th birthday.

Annabelle Holblinger as a young woman.

Annabelle Holblinger with her husband Anton Holblinger.

Annabelle Holblinger aged 107 [Sept. 2016]

Annabelle Holblinger on her 110th birthday. [Mar. 2019]

Annabelle Holblinger on her 113th birthday. [Mar. 2022]

Annabelle Holblinger aged 113 with her daughter Anne Beers.

Photo courtesy of The Pueblo Chieftain and Gerontology Wiki.