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Carl Ernest Berner (January 27, 1902 – January 7, 2013[1]) was a German-American supercentenarian, activist, and former toymaker.[2][3] He was the second oldest person in the United States until his death in 2013. For two years, he was the oldest living man in New York City.

Carl Berner
Born
Carl James Berner

(1902-01-27)January 27, 1902
Died(2013-01-07)January 7, 2013
(aged 110 years, 346 days)
New York City, United States
ResidenceNew York City
NationalityGerman, American
OccupationCivic activist and toymaker
Known forBeing a supercentenarian
Spouse(s)Margaret Berner (m.1936–1987, her death)
Children1

Berner was born on January 27, 1902 in Stuttgart, Württemberg, German Empire. He moved to France after his parents' deaths. Berner was married to Margaret Berner from 1936 until her death in 1987. They had one daughter, Emily Berner. Berner died on January 7, 2013 in Middle Village, Queens, New York from natural causes, aged 110 years and 346 days.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Carl Berner, Queens supercentenarian and civic leader, dies at 110". Daily News. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  2. "The Amazing Mr. Berner...At 107 He Makes Yet Another Comeback". JuniperCivic. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  3. Tantongco, Jano (March 19, 2010). "At 108, Still Pulsing With Vigor". The New York Times. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  4. "Carl Berner, Queens supercentenarian and civic leader, dies at 110". Daily News. Retrieved January 8, 2013.