Wilhelmina Kott (b. March 7, 1880 – d. September 6, 1994) was an American supercentenarian recognized by Guinness World Records as the 'oldest living American' in its 1995 edition, following the death of Margaret Skeete. Born in Peru, Illinois, as one of 16 children to George and Sophia Geringer, she moved to Chicago in 1881, where she lived almost her entire life and subsequently died. Her age was subject to a one-year discrepancy. Guinness recognized her as born in 1879 (based on the 1900 Census), but later research by the SSA study showed that she was listed as two months old in the 1880 Census, making her age more likely 114, not 115. As of October 2011, Kott is listed as one of the 60 longest lived people ever.