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 Mary “Marie” <I>Zak</I> Homolka Hanus

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Mary “Marie” Zak Homolka Hanus

• Mother of Josephine, 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)


HANUS. - On April 20, 1921, MARY, beloved wife of the late John Hanus.

Funeral will take place from the residence of her daughter, Anna Smetana, 1016 South Clinton street, Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Requiem High Mass at St. Wenceslaus' Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.†

SOURCE: The Baltimore Morning Sun, Baltimore, MD

Date of Burial: Saturday, April 23, 1921

Family Members


Main Headstone:

Individual Marker: (on left side)
1836 - 1921

1873 - 1956

Individual Marker: (on right side)
1870 - 1930
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Gravesite Details Marie is buried with daughter, Anna and son-in-law, Stephan Smetana. Daughter, Josephine and son-in-law, Franz is also buried in Redeemer in section O near the chapel.





  • Created by: Barbara Smeton Jones
  • Added: 19 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36074025
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “Marie” Zak Homolka Hanus (1836–20 Apr 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36074025, citing Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Smeton Jones (contributor 47119949) .