The Guinness World Record for the highest combined age of four living siblings was awarded to a quartet of Wisconsin-native sisters with a combined age of 389 years.
Arlowene Johnson Overskei, 101; Marcene Johnson Scully, 99; Doris Johnson Gaudineer, 96; and Jewell Johnson Beck, 93, were awarded the title when Guinness World Records verified their combined age of 389 years and 197 days as of Aug. 22.
The sisters took the record from the Goebel family, who were confirmed earlier this year to have a combined age of more than 383 years.
“We are still living, and that’s something to celebrate,” Gaudineer told the Madison Daily Leader.
The Johnson sisters have remained close through adulthood, getting together for a variety of occasions until about 10 years ago. Jewell Beck and Doris Gaudineer now live in California, Marcene Scully in Sioux Falls, Arlowene Overskei in St. Paul.
They now share the honor of being recorgnized as Guinness World Record holders.