Charlotte (Enterlein) Benkner (born November 16, 1889) was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1889 and emigrated to the United States in 1896.
On her 1908 marriage to Karl Benkner, she moved west, living in Pennsylvania and Ohio before retiring to Arizona. Already a supercentenarian and the oldest person in Arizona, she returned to Ohio and became the oldest person there, before becoming the oldest person in the United States when Elena Slough died in October 2003. She lives with her 99-year-old sister who she once cared for when their parents were busy running the hotel.
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