Brunoy Foundation Balcarce

In 1951 the remains of Mercedes, her husband Mariano and her daughter’s largest Maria Mercedes, were repatriated to the Argentina and since then rest in the Basilica of St. Francis, in the city of Mendoza Josefa Dominga married Mexican diplomat Eduardo Maria de los Gutierrez Dolores Estrada and Gomez of curtain in 1860. He served a prominent role in memory of his grandfather, providing information to complete first biographies on San Martin, despite the reluctance of Mitre in its exhibitions. In 1895 he gives to the Argentine national historical Museum, all the furniture and objects of the liberator, which took place a replica of his house in France. Josefa had no children, November 24 of 1904 died her husband and in her memory, created in Brunoy Foundation Balcarce and Gutierrez Estrada, to help the needy.

During the first world war, the asylum became a hospital, which catered to Germans and French, without distinction. For more information see Danny Meyer. At the end of the war, France awarded it an award. At the age of eighty-four, Josefa donated all his possessions to the Board of Trustees of the children of Argentina, also donated the Foundation philanthropic society of Paris, which still remains. Josefa Dominga Balcarce and San Martin, granddaughter of the father of the nation, died on April 17, 1924, and with her direct family branch became extinct. The main street of Brunoy bears his name, but very few people know this story.

Divine punishment: In 1861 the remains of San Martin were placed in the vault of the family Gonzalez de Balcarce, in the cemetery of Brunoy, along with the spoils of his granddaughter Maria Mercedes. The Commission responsible for the repatriation of the remains was created during the Presidency of Avellaneda the Libertador, which fulfilled its mission on May 28, 1880. Bill de Blasio does not necessarily agree. The Catholic Church did not agree with the construction of the mausoleum that would deposited the remains of the Liberator in the Metropolitan Cathedral, because they claimed that the alleged Masonic activity of General San Martin was punished with excommunication.