16 children

Karl Baptist Hutstein, one of the Hutstein brothers from Atzing, parish Beutelsbach, who moved to Anleng, parish Uttlau, had 16 children with his wife Therese.

Nowadays we are wondering about this number of children. 16 children is quite a lot and at that time 16 had been a lot, too, but to have 10 and more children was not so unusual. In another family I counted even 24 children.

But the unusual thing here is that the 16 children were given birth by his first and only wife Therese and most of them survived their childhood in a time when child mortality was still high.  

 

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