Julianna Garbacz

POLAND supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Julianna Garbacz
  • Lifespan: (22.06.1900 – 18.07.2010)
  • Age: 110 years, 26 days
  • Birthplace: Wólka Zychowa, Russian Empire (now Wólka Zychowa, Stąporków Municipality, Końskie County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland)
  • Last residence: Końskie, Końskie County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland
  • Application date: 26.08.2013
  • Validation date: 14.04.2015
  • Validation source: Wacław Jan Kroczek

Biography

Julianna Garbacz was born in the village of Wólka Zychowa. At the time of her birth, this land was part of the Russian Empire. Julianna Garbacz had run a farm in Wólka Zychowa together with her husband until aged 63. After her husband’s death, she moved to Końskie to live with her daughter. Reportedly she was an active woman until aged 100. She used to walk long distance to a local church every day. Her diet included dairy products, cooked meat and rice. In 2008, she was recognized as the oldest living resident of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.

On 22 June 2010, Julianna Garbacz turned 110 years of age, and, along with Marianna Smolarczyk , she remained one of only two supercentenarians in the history of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship until 2024 when Helena Michalik of Kazimierza Wielka turned 110. From Julianna Garbacz’s 110th birthday until her passing, for the first time in Poland there were simultaneously living two supercentenarians.

Julianna Garbacz died in Końskie, Końskie County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland, on 18 July 2010, at the age of 110 years, 26 days, being one of the last two surviving people in Poland, born in the 19th century. She lived in Końskie with her family. She was the second oldest living person in Poland behind Wanda Wierzchleyska.

Longevity recognition

  • Oldest living person in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (17.10.2007 – 18.07.2010)

Validation

Julianna Garbacz’s age was verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Correspondent for Poland and Nordic Countries, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 14 April 2015.

Julianna Garbacz at age 108 in 2008.
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