Illinois Couple Welcome Their 100th Grandchild
QUINCY, Ill., May 26 (UPI) — An Illinois couple nearing their 60th wedding anniversary announced they have welcomed their 100th grandchild into the family.
Leo and Ruth Zanger, Quincy residents who have been married for 59 years, said baby Jaxton Zanger, born April 8, marks their 46th great-grandchild and their overall 100th grandchild.
The couple said they have 12 children, 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
“We could start our own town,” Leo Zanger joked to the Quincy Herald-Whig.
The couple said their large family is close-knit and most of them live in the Quincy area. They said family gatherings require a rented church hall and either 50 pounds of ham or 10 whole turkeys.
“We enjoy all of the family get-togethers,” Leo Zanger said.
The Zangers said they enjoy watching their family grow.
“All the grandkids know us,” Ruth Zanger said.