(Johnston) The oldest person in the world now hails from Johnston, Iowa. That’s according to Thursday’s Metro and Iowa section of the Des Moines Register.
Dina Manfredini is 115 years old. She takes over the moniker of world’s oldest resident following the passing of 116 year old Besse Cooper of Georgia earlier this week. Born in Italy in 1987, Manfredini moved to the United States in 1920 at the young age of 23.
According to the article only eight people have ever reached 116 years of age. Manfredini’s birthday, the one in which she would blow out 116 candles on her cake, is April 4th. After Manfredini, the next three oldest residents in the world all live in Japan.