I have been a little obsessed with the woman who gave birth to 69 children! How could she handle that? If she was a peasant, surely they had only a small house so how did they house them, feed them. clothe them and generally care for them?
Country Guy suggested since it was the 1700's probably many didn't survive. I just had to know more about this, so I looked on the Guinness World Record site. I was astounded at what I found! Not only did they survive but her husband had a second wife who gave birth to 18 more children in 8 births--6 sets of twins and 2 sets of triplets! The total is 87 offspring with only 2 dying in infancy!!
Here is the information posted on the website: