Marguerite Koller of Pennsylvania welcomes her 100th great-grandchild

This great-grandmother from Pennsylvania has 100 reasons to brag.

Marguerite Koller, who is 99, recently welcomed her 100th great-grandchild into the oversized family as she herself nears 100.

Making the feat even more incredible, she almost became a nun before choosing to marry husband William in 1942 just before World War II, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.

“I just think how lucky I am,” said Koller, who lives in Blue Bell just outside of Philly.

Koller, now a widow, is a mother of 11 children and a grandmother of 56, according to the report.

“I thought I wanted 12, but after I started getting it, I wasn’t sure I wanted that many,” Koller told WPVI in 2015.

Curiously an only child herself, Koller said in 2015 that she applied for the convent as a junior in high school, but her future husband of 66 years persuaded her to drop out.

A Montgomery County woman welcomed her 100th great-grandchild on August 9, 2022.
Montgomery County woman welcomes her 100th great-grandchild August 9, 2022
The new baby’s parents named him after his late great-grandfather.

“I wanted to have a big family,” she says. “I think it’s hard being an only child – it’s lonely.”

Koller’s granddaughter and mother of the 100th great-grandchild, Christine Balster, told NBC 10 that she and her husband named the landmark child Koller William, an ode to the late great-grandfather of the baby.

Koller family
The more the merrier, the better in this family.

Koller, born in 1922, will celebrate her birthday in a few months.

“Charming, sweet and strong lady who created this incredible legacy over four generations,” Balster said.

New York Post

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