Hortense Sperling

 

Age: 108

 

Summary: one of the oldest residents of Wisconsin who was born in a time before cars, computers, and TV, where she grew up reading under a kerosene lamp and taking a horse-drawn sleigh to school in winter.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: November 18, 1898

 

Died: October 13, 2007

 

Location: Green Lake, Wisconsin