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Gloria Ann Wissmann (born June 6, 1958) is the matriarch of the Wissman family. She is the wifeof Loren Wissmann, with whom she has 13 children and 20 grandchildren.

Personal life

Gloria married Loren Albert Wissmann on August 16, 1980.


Gloria and Loren have 13 children.

Their first child, daughter Rachel Anna, was born on January 31, 1982. She is married to Alan Busenitz and they have three children, Kendrick Alan (born January 26, 2016), Autumn Joy (born October 7, 2017) and Justice William (born July 12, 2019). They have suffered three miscarriages.

Their second child, daughter Ruth Elissa, was born on August 16, 1983. She is married to Ryan James Bourlier and they have four children, Lee James (born June 21, 2017), Jerit Daniel (born October 3, 2018), Judah Loren (born November 28, 2019) and Kaleb Terry (born July 3, 2021).

Their third child, son Josiah David, was born on February 23, 1985. He is married to Abi Lyn Rehm and they have four children, Joanna Praise (born February 24, 2010), Asher David (born November 30, 2011), Jenifer Lee (born May 17, 2016) and Andron Michael (born October 11, 2019).

Their fourth child, daughter Bethany Lynne, was born on July 10, 1986. She is married to Daniel Beasley and they have five children, Arianna Mae (born April 26, 2012), Caden James (born February 3, 2014), Everett William (born December 1, 2016), Gemma Lynne (born September 18, 2018) and Felicity Anne(born January 28, 2021).

Their fifth child, son Andrew Michael, was born on February 29, 1988. He is married to Kori Jane Knuth and they have two children, Wyatt Andrew (born June 25, 2018) and Jaxon Richard (born June 11, 2020). They have suffered multiple miscarriages.

Their sixth child, daughter Elizabeth Joy, was born on September 21, 1989.

Their seventh child, son Matthias Meinert, was born on June 18, 1991. He is married to Michelle Ruth Kinergy and they have two children, Adalynn Michelle (born March 22, 2019) and Titus Ezekiel (born June 7, 2021).

Their eighth child, son Stephen Gerald, was born on July 15, 1993.

Their ninth child, daughter Hannah Marlys, was born on June 23, 1995. She is engaged to Jeremiah Robert Duggar.

Their tenth child, daughter Susanna Evelyn, was born on March 7, 1997.

Their eleventh child, daughter Alaythia Gloria, was born on October 22, 1999.

Their twelfth child, son Nathanael Loren, was born on October 28, 2001.

Their thirteenth child, daughter Charissa Marie, was born on September 25, 2006.