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Seifert Quadruplets celebrate 71st birthday

The famous Seifert quadruplets (Monica Clayton, Martha Anderson, Mike Seifert and Marie Hoffmann) celebrated their 71st Birthday in Harman Park Saturday. The quadruplets were the first-ever born in Minnesota on May 3, 1950. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

NEW ULM — Seventy-one years ago Art and Delores Seifert made history in the Sleepy Eye Hospital, when Delores gave birth to four — FOUR — children.

The Seifert Quadruplets, Marie, Martha, Monica and Mike, will turn 71 this Monday, making them close to the oldest quadruplets in history.

The four siblings were born on May 3, 1950. Upon their birth, they became the first set of quadruplets born in Minnesota. There only 11 sets of quadruplets in the entire United States at that time. For this reason, the Seifert quad were instant celebrities.

The quads have always gotten along with each other, and they continue to make an effort to see each other, usually around birthdays. The family had planned a large get-together for their 70th birthday, but unfortunately, the COVID pandemic made that too risky. They decided instead to hold the big celebration this year in Harman Park with their family. The get-together was held Saturday.

Read the full story Monday in The Journal.

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