Josefa was born 11 April 1909 in the house no. 29 of the Jewish quarter in Prostějov to her parents Elkan and Johandl Waitzenkorn. Her gravestone was used to pave a yard.
Josefa married Aloys (Aron) Selinger (b. 1803-10-31) 6 October 1833; her husband was the surgeon of the Prostějov Jewish congregation. The couple lived in the house no. 6 in the Jewish quarter. Josefa died of lung tuberculosis 24 September 1852, aged 44. The verse on her gravestone suggests a fruitful life.
FLOWERS IN BLOSSOM ON YOUR GRAVE,
YOUR CHILDREN AND HUSBAND’S TRUE LOVE,
AS MOTHER, WIFE AND THE CROWN OF FEMININITY
YOU HAVE BEEN REWARDED IN THE LAMENT OF THREE HEAVENS.