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
"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, 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.