By Molly Moser
Like many couples, Jim and Mary Gamerdinger display photos of their children and grandchildren proudly on the walls of their Guttenberg home. With 12 children, 49 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, photographs overflow from the walls onto quilts and blankets, received as gifts from their many descendants.
The Gamerdingers have been blessed with a large family, and their interest in learning about their heritage extends far up the family tree. To be precise, it stems 70 generations back – to roughly 500 B.C.