News ID: 276422
Published: 0744 GMT November 07, 2020

Michigan couple with 14 sons finally has a daughter

Michigan couple with 14 sons finally has a daughter
The Schwandt family at their farm in Lakeview, Michigan, US, in 2018. Standing from left are Tommy, Calvin, Drew, Tyler, Zach, Brandon, Gabe, Vinny and Wesley. Seated, starting at upper left are Charlie, Luke, mother Kateri holding Finley, father Jay with Tucker and Francisco in the foreground.

A Michigan couple famous for having 14 sons have welcomed their first daughter, nearly three decades after the birth of their first child.

Kateri Schwandt gave birth to Maggie Jayne, who weighed in at 7lb 8oz (3.5kg) and entered a world filled with 14 older brothers, according to

Jay Schwandt said he and his wife, both 45, “are overjoyed and beyond excited to add Maggie Jayne to our family”.

“This year has been memorable in so many ways, for so many reasons, but Maggie is the greatest gift we could ever imagine,“ he told the Detroit Free Press following his daughter’s birth at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids.

The Schwandts have been featured for years in local and national news. The couple have a live-streaming program called 14 Outdoorsmen that may now need a name change.

Their oldest child, Tyler Schwandt, 28, said his parents thought they would never have a daughter at their home in the rural community of Lakeview, about 30 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.


“I don’t even know if my mom owns any pink clothing — or anything,” said Tyler, who is engaged to be married and recently bought a home 20 minutes away from his parents’ 200-acre farm.

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