Someone posted at WFMU's Beware of the Blog the audio from a cassette tape found at a Goodwill store in Toledo, Ohio. It's a recording of a college student's 1978 interview with a 100-year-old woman. The second half of the interview gives a little more genealogical info, but see if you can figure out her identity with only these early clues:
- Though not explicitly stated, it's apparent that she never married.
- Her family came from New York and settled in Newton, Kansas, where she still lived in 1978.
- Her father emigrated from Germany as a young man.
The first person to post the correct answer as a comment wins my undying admiration.