WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.
These are pictures from a 1937 Life magazine profiling 9 year old Eunice, from Tennessee, and her new HUSBAND, 22 year old Charlie, who lived next door. I couldn't find a lot on them, except an old article with her mother not understanding what the problems was, stating that after two weeks of marriage they did not live as "man and wife." I also found her obituary (2006!). She stayed married to him their whole lives, and had seven surviving children.
Illinois - Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921 at the age of 29. Following her death, Julia was buried, wearing her wedding dress, along with her baby at Mount Carmel. Soon after, her mother began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive. The dreams continued for the next six years. Finally, she obtained permission to have Julia's body dug up and examined. (Click for story)
The Leper (Leprosy or Hansen's disease). It is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a bacillus that multiplies very slowly and mainly affects the skin, nerves, and mucous membranes. The organism has never been grown in bacteriologic media or cell culture, but has been grown in mouse foot pads.