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Near-nun Pennsylvania woman celebrates 100th great-grandchild

This great grandmother from Pennsylvania has 100 reasons to brag.

Her 99-year-old Marguerite Koller recently welcomed her 100-year-old great-grandchild and is approaching 100.

She almost became a nun before choosing to marry her husband William in 1942, just before World War II, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.10}

"I'm just thinking about how lucky I am," said Koller, who lives in the Blue Bell suburb of Philadelphia.

According to reports, Koller is now a widow, mother of 11 children, and grandmother of 56 children.

"I wanted 12, but after I started getting them, I wasn't sure if I wanted that many," Koller told WPVI in 2015.

Koller, an oddly only child, applied to a convent during her senior year of high school in 2015, but her 66-year-old future husband dissuaded her from doing so. said that he let

Montgomery County Woman Welcomes Her 100th Great-Grandchild Aug 9, 2022
Montgomery County Woman Welcomes Her 100th Great-Grandchild Aug 9, 2022

"I wanted a big family," she said. "I think it's hard to have an only child. It's lonely."

Christine Balster, Koller's granddaughter and mother of her 100th great-grandchild, told NBC 10 that she and her husband had a baby. He said he named Milestone's child Coller William in honor of his late great-grandfather.

Koller Family

Koller, born in 1922, celebrated her birthday a few months later. welcome.

"She is a lovely, sweet, strong woman who has created this remarkable legacy spanning four generations," Balster said.