Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Long Lives of Yitzchok and Shayna Basya Halperin

My great-great-great-great grandparents were Yitzchok and Shayna Basya Halperin, parents of my great-great-great grandmother Mira Halperin Lefand Marienhoff.  They were originally from what is now Krasnae, Belarus; they both passed away when living in what's now Nezhin, Ukraine.  And their death records show two extremely long lives, especially for that era.
Yitzchok Halperin Death Record; Nezhin, Russian Empire; 1899

Yitzchok son of Yisrael Halperin (a townsperson from "Krasnie in Vilna Uezd"--today's Krasnae, Belarus) died on April 17, 1899 on the Julian calendar (28 Nisan).  His age is given as 90, making him born around 1809.

Now, 90 was extremely old for that era.  But it's nothing compared to how long his wife lived.
Shayna-Basya Halperin Death Record; Nezhin, Russian Empire; 1911
Shayna Basya, wife of Yitzchak Halperin, died on December 27, 1911 according to the Julian calendar (9 Cheshvan).  The Russian version (Шейна-Бася, жена Ицки Гальперина, Краснянского мещанина) adds that her husband was a townsman of Krasne.  Unfortunately no father's name was given for her in the record.

And her age--an astounding 107!

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  1. Really hard to believe !! But that's what it says !

  2. Oldest man in the world is a holocaust survivor at 112 so very likely Lara your great great great great grand mother was oldest person in the world also :) doubt there were many 107 yr olds :)