A woman from Pennsylvania who almost became a nun celebrates the birth of her 100th great-grandchild

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

Marguerite Koller, who is 99 years old, recently welcomed her 100th great-grandchild into her huge family. This comes as she is getting close to turning 100 herself.

Even more amazing, she almost became a nun before marrying her husband William in 1942, just before World War II.

“I’m just thinking how lucky I am,” said Koller, who lives in Blue Bell right outside of Philly.

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

“I figured I wanted 12 but after I started to have them, I wasn’t sure I wanted that many,” Koller told WPVI in 2015.

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

Montgomery County Woman Welcomes Her 100th Great-Grandchild Aug 9, 2022
A Montgomery County woman welcomed her 100th great-grandchild on Aug 9, 2022.
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Montgomery County Woman Welcomes Her 100th Great-Grandchild Aug 9, 2022
The new baby’s parents named him after his late great-grandfather.
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“I wanted to have a big family,” she said. “I think it’s difficult being an only child – it’s lonely.”

Christine Balster, who is Koller's granddaughter and the mother of the 100th great-grandchild, told NBC 10 that she and her husband named the baby Koller William as a tribute to the baby's late great-grandfather.

Koller Family
The more is the merrier in this family.
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Koller, born in 1922, will celebrate her birthday a few months from now.

“Lovely, sweet, strong lady that has created this amazing legacy spanning four generations,” Balster said.

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