Weidner holding large reunion in Clear Lake, Minn.

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The descendants of Marcella and Herman Weidner are meeting in Clear Lake over the July 4th weekend for a large family reunion.

The family, now consisting of four generations, has been getting together for reunions since 1967. The larger reunion takes place every four years. Members of the family travel from around the globe to attend the event.

Herman and Marcella, who lived in Freeport, had 17 children, 15 of which lived to adulthood. Those children had 64 children born or adopted into their families. More than a 150 people gather for the large reunion.

The reunion takes place at Goenner Park in Clear Lake starting on Friday night and runs through Sunday morning.

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