Indonesian authorities have claimed a deceased man was born in 1870, but it can’t be verified because they only started recording births in 1900.
Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (Grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870 according to his papers. His residency card which has his date of birth, have been validated by documents and interviews with him.
If his age is legitamet he would have been 43 at the start of World War 1 and in his 70’s during World War 2. We know for sure he outlived 4 wives and left behind 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
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