“To the 100. On the occasion of the 50th birthday, everyone should come back”

Hemhofen- her 95. Emma zepf, nee kayl, celebrated her birthday with her two daughters on saturday at the senior citizens’ domicile haus heinrich in hemhofen. Mayor ludwig nagel (CSU) also came to congratulate her with a gift and a certificate.

Born in franzensbad

The jubilarian is 18 years old. July 1923 born in franzensbad as the youngest daughter of a railwayman. There she grew up and attended elementary and secondary school. She had another brother and a sister, but they are already deceased. Later she worked as a telephone operator for the railroad company.

In august 1944 she was married to her husband ernst zepf, a commercial employee – all still in franzensbad. In february 1946, the young family – a little daughter and her parents – were driven out of their homeland and landed first in bamberg. From there, the journey continued through many stations until the zepfs found a permanent place to stay in erlangen bruck. The marriage produced two daughters. Dorothea hartmann lives in erlangen and gisela nuwenhof lives in taunus.

Emma zepf is proud of her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who live far away, from erlangen to koln to canada, and therefore congratulated her only from afar.

Husband ernst died already in january 1996. From then on, the jubilarian lived alone, but with her daughter dorothea in the house, who always supported her when necessary.

As long as it was possible, she liked to approach, and very well and also liked knitting. For 18 months, she has now been living in a room in the senior citizens’ home, and in the meantime she has come to terms with life at home. "I like it now," says, DECLARES IT.

Outing with the family

The jubilarian wishes her health for the remaining years and that everyone will celebrate her 100th birthday. Returning on her birthday. "I lived a healthy life and liked to drink a glass of wine", she answers the question of how one gets so old.

In the afternoon they took the daughter and son-in-law to pinzberg for coffee and cake.


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