Is Colestein Veglin Still Alive?

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Is Colestein Veglin Still Alive?
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Colistin Veglin claimed to be born in 1641 and fought in the notorious American Revolutionary War; he was an American soldier whose regiment was under the command of General George Washington. Colistin Veglin claimed his age was already 616 years old when he was arrested and put into an asylum for being insane.

Veglin reportedly begged not to be put into an asylum again as he had already suffered repeated abuses from the asylum staff where he had previously been a patient. He said that due to his previous stay in an asylum, he had a mental disease that made him talk to himself and look like he was talking to invisible persons at times, especially while lying on his bed.

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Who was Colestein Veglin?

Colistin Veglin was a claim of a 616-year-old man arrested in New Jersey in 1876. Colistin Veglin claimed to be born in 1641 and was an American soldier during the American Revolutionary War, where he fought against the British. He said he was a General George Washington regiment member, had been there at Valley Forge, and even claimed to have been at Mount Vernon when Thomas Jefferson died.

Colistin Veglin reportedly begged not to be put into an asylum again as he had already suffered repeated abuses from the asylum staff where he had previously been a patient. In addition, he said that due to his previous stay in an asylum, he had a mental disease that made him talk to himself and look like he was talking to invisible persons at times, especially while lying on his bed.

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Why did Colestein Veglin claim to be 616-year-old?

Colistin Veglin claimed to be 616-year-old because he had found his birth certificate in his attic while searching for something. On the certificate was a record that his wife, Mary Pauline Colestein Veglin, gave birth to him on December 31, 1641.

Colistin Veglin’s claim of being 616-year-old caused commotion in New Jersey and the United States. Newspapers extensively wrote about him and called him “The Oldest Man” (or “The Oldest Person” in other sources). After his death, newspapers wrote that Colestein Veglin’s death had been widely mourned by everybody who knew him.

Why did Colestein Veglin enter the Millennium Medical Center?

Colistin Veglin entered the Millennium Medical Center because he was confined there after being put into an asylum in 1876 for apparently behaving as if he was crazy, as he claimed to be 616-year-old when arrested in New York Jersey.

How did Colestein Veglin died?

Colistin Veglin died on July 20, 1876, after about four years of confinement in the Millennium Medical Center for supposedly having been crazy. According to a newspaper report from the time he died from pneumonia. Colistin Veglin was supposed to be buried in a private cemetery close to the Millennium Medical Center at Union Cemetery.

How old was Colestein Veglin in 1876?

Colistin Veglin died in 1876 when he was 56 or 57 years old. Colistin Veglin weighed around 350 pounds (160 kg). Though he claimed to be 616-year-old and weigh 370 pounds, his weight, as documented by hospital staff before his death, according to newspaper reports of the time, leaves little doubt that he was a significantly older man with problems with his body and mind.

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Conclusion:

Colistin Veglin was a claim of a 616-year-old man arrested in New Jersey in 1876. Colistin Veglin claimed to be born in 1641 and was an American soldier during the American Revolutionary War, where he fought against the British. He said he was a General George Washington regiment member, had been there at Valley Forge, and even claimed to have been at Mount Vernon when Thomas Jefferson died.