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Josephine Theresa "Josefa" Homolka Smetana
Birth: Sep. 5, 1868, Austria
Death: Mar. 29, 1906
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Sister of Anna, Mary & Frances

Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Walter Butler Palmer (1906)


SMETANA, Josefa, 935 Chesapeake St. 42 (age) 29 (date of death)

SOURCE: The Baltimore American, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, March 31, 1906, Pg 2

The Baltimore American, Baltimore, MD
Feb 5, 1906 - April 9, 1906

Enoch Pratt Free Library
Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4484

Date of Burial: Monday, April 2, 1906
Family links: 
  Mary Zak Homolka Hanus (1836 - 1921)
  Franz Smetana (1862 - 1925)
  Frances Smeton Reed (1890 - 1918)*
  Frederick Smeton (1892 - ____)*
  Frank Joseph Smeton (1894 - 1973)*
  Anna Elizabeth Smeton Kramer (1896 - 1953)*
  Stephen James Smetona (1898 - 1919)*
  Stanley John Smeton (1899 - 1966)*
  Marie Smetana (1901 - 1904)*
  Josephine Theresa Smeton Hayes (1904 - 2000)*
  Mary Homolka Michalovic (Michaels) (____ - 1926)*
  Josephine Theresa Homolka Smetana (1868 - 1906)
  Frances Homolka Matthew (1870 - 1932)*
  Anna Homolka Smetana (1873 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
NAR. 5 ZARI 1868
ZEM. 29 BREZNA 1906

ZEM. 24 UNORA 1904

~~~ Translation ~~~
Josefa Smetana
Born 5 Sep 1868
Died 29 Mar 1906

Marie Smetana
Born 9 Jul 1901
Died 24 Feb 1904
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Find A Grave memorial sponsored on Saturday, May 9, 2009 in honor of Mother's Day, May 10, 2009, by great granddaughter, Barbara Smeton Jones.
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section: O; Lot: 212
GPS (lat/lon): 39.33223, -76.56364
Created by: Barbara Smeton Jones
Record added: Apr 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36079637
Josephine Theresa Josefa <i>Homolka</i> Smetana
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Josephine Theresa Josefa <i>Homolka</i> Smetana
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Josephine Theresa Josefa <i>Homolka</i> Smetana
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