In a few months, Marguerite Koller of Blue Bell, United States, will turn 100 years old, and she recently celebrated the birth of her 100th great-grandchild.
A woman in Pennsylvania, nearing 100 years old, recently celebrated the birth of her 100th great-grandchild. This month, a 99-year-old woman who wished to have a large family met her 100th great-grandchild. Marguerite Koller of Blue Bell will turn 100 in a few months and has recently welcomed the birth of Koller William. She has 11 children, 56 grandchildren, and 100 great-grandchildren.
While cradling her newest great-grandchild, who was named after her and her late husband, William, the US woman said, “I am just thinking about how lucky I am” People reported. Her family has previously stated that she makes every effort to attend every baptism and graduation. According to the Daily Mail, her granddaughter, Christine Balster, told a local TV station that she “has created an amazing legacy spanning through generations.”
Marguerite, on the other hand, had considered entering a convent and becoming a nun. According to the Daily Mail, she told 6 ABC in 2015 that when she was a junior in high school, she applied to join the community convent, but in the early 1940s, she met William Koller of Manayunk, who “talked me out of it.”
After WWII, during the Baby Boom, the couple had their first child, and Marguerite was determined to have a large family ever since.
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The US woman told 6 ABC, “I wanted to have a big family” and added, “I think it is difficult being an only child — it is lonely.”
She stated that she initially thought she wanted 12 children, but after having them, she “was not sure I wanted that many,” according to the Daily Mail. Instead, she chose 11 children, who were born over a nearly 20-year period. She has 56 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren.
She has credited her large family with keeping her busy and making her feel blessed on every holiday since her husband’s death in 2008.
Christine Balster, Marguerite’s granddaughter and mother of the 100th great-grandchild, stated that she and her husband, Patrick, wanted to honor both of her grandparents by naming their newborn son after them.
She told NBC Philadelphia, “My husband liked the name Kole, and it felt very natural to name him Koller and William as the middle name”.
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