BLUE BELL, Pa. — This is quite a family tree.
A Pennsylvania woman celebrated the birth of her 100th great-grandchild -- three months before her 100th birthday.
“I’m just thinking about how lucky I am,” Marguerite Trenwith Koller told WCAU-TV.
"I'm just thinking about how lucky I am." Talk about a family tree with some deep roots. #MontcoPA's Marguerite Koller is celebrating the birth of her 100th great-grandchild and sharing the story of her remarkable family. https://t.co/eZF7iaXoFO pic.twitter.com/b1eL7AAned— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 10, 2022
The television station reported that Koller, who lives in the northern Philadelphia suburb of Blue Bell, has 11 children, 56 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren.
Great-grandchild No. 100 is named Koller William Balster, according to WCAU. He was born a week after No. 99.
According to online vital records, Koller, also known as “Peggy,” was born on Nov. 28, 1922, in Pennsylvania. She married William P. Koller in Roxboro, Pennsylvania, in 1942. William Koller founded Koller Funeral Home in Philadelphia, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Marguerite said she was an only child and once considered becoming a nun, WCAU reported.
“And I was going to the convent,” Koller told the television station. “I was accepted!”
Instead, she and her husband raised seven daughters and four sons, according to online records.
Christine Balster, the mother of Koller William, said naming their son with the family name and the name of her grandfather, who died in July 2008, was a natural decision.
“My husband liked the name Kole, and it felt very natural to name him Koller and William as the middle name,” Balster told WCAU. “And then we can always call him Kole if we like.”
Call him a milestone baby.
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