Ruth and Leo Zanger don’t star in their own reality TV show. But if they did, there would surely be no shortage of drama to fill an hour-long weekly time slot. You see, this couple – who have been married since 1956 – have now racked up more than 100 grandchildren.
It is perhaps fitting that Leo Zanger runs his own realtor business. Trade within the family alone might ensure the company never goes bust. As he joked to the Herald-Whig in April 2015, “We could start our own town.” And with a family extended as far as his, he’s not far wrong.
Indeed, there are some towns whose populations are absolutely minuscule. Take Monowi in Nebraska for example. It was founded in 1902 and its population grew to around 150 during the 1930s.