Gustav Gerneth (born 15 October 1905) is, at age 113 years, 331 days, the oldest person in Germany and the oldest living man since 20 January 2019. He was born in 1905 in Stettin, which was then part of the German Empire and is now in Poland as Szczecin.
Gerneth worked in a shipping company and at a gas plant. He married his wife Charlotte (died in 1988) in 1930 and the couple had three sons. By October 2016, when he reached the age of 111, he was already became known as the oldest person living in Germany, and the death of Luzia Mohrs, who was born on 23 March 1904 in Germany and emigrated to Brazil on 16 October 2017, meant that Gerneth became the oldest German person just one day after his 112th birthday.
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