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Sullivan County native now 8th oldest in US

PUEBLO CITY, CO – What do the 23 oldest people in the United States have in common?

If you said they are all female… you would be correct.

And when the latest list was released last week, Callicoon native Annabelle Holblinger, nee Rosenberger, moved up to number 8 on the list.

It is a remarkable list indeed, with 114, 113, 112, 111, and 110-year-olds making up the top 58 oldest people in the country.

Interestingly, there are 22 110-year-olds and 22 111-year-olds, but only six 112-year-olds, four 113-year-olds and four 114-year-olds.

Annabelle, who was born on March 16, 1909, is 113 years, 58 days (as of today, May 13, 2022).

The Rosenberger family has deep roots in Sullivan County – especially Hortonville – where members of the clan have owned businesses, been the postmaster, become teachers, and are known for their commitment to the community through the volunteer fire department, church organzations and other civic groups.

And to those of you who always say “Make every day count,” we refer you to numbers 25 and 26 on the list – who were born in different years – only 1 day apart.

Posted 5/13/2022