|Emilia Kaczorowska Wojtyla|
Marriage to Karol Józef Wojtyla (an ethnic Pole)
Emilia Kaczorowska (of Lithuanian ancestry) and mother of Pope John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojty³a, youngest of her three children). She died on 13 April 1929, when Karol was eight years old. Karol's elder sister, Olga, had died in infancy before his birth; thus, he grew close to his brother Edmund, who was 14 years his senior, and whom he nicknamed Mundek. However, Edmund's work as a physician led to his death from scarlet fever (Dec 4, 1932), profoundly affecting Karol.