This great grandmother from Pennsylvania has 100 reasons to brag.
99-year-old Marguerite Koller, who is approaching her 100th birthday, recently welcomed her 100th great-grandchild into her huge family.
What makes this feat even more incredible is that she nearly became a nun in 1942, just before World War II, before choosing to marry her husband William instead. about it. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia.
“I’m just thinking about how lucky I am,” said Koller, who lives in the Blue Bell suburb of Philadelphia.
Correr, now a widow, is the mother of 11 children and the grandmother of 56, according to reports.
“I thought I wanted 12, but when I started eating, I didn’t want that many,” says Koller. told WPVI in 2015.
Curiously, Koller, an only child herself, said she applied to a convent in 2015 as a senior in high school, but her future husband, 66, persuaded her to quit.
“I wanted a big family,” she said. “I think it’s hard being 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 gave the milestone child to Koller in honor of the baby’s late great-grandfather. He said his name was William.
Born in 1922, Koller’s birthday is just a few months from now.
“A lovely, kind, strong woman who created this incredible legacy spanning four generations,” Balster said.