My Paternal grandfather, Charles “Charlie” Frederick, also known as Karel Fredrich, was from Polom, Moravia.
Pustá Polom (German: Wüstpohlom) is a village in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 1,400 inhabitants and lies 12 km from Opava. The village was first mentioned in a written document in 1238.
There are three towns with protected historical centers. Příbor, the birthplace of Sigmund Freud, was an important center of education for northern Moravia from the 17th century to the first half of the 20th. Nový Jičín, founded under the castle of Starý Jičín, has a well preserved central square dating back to the 14th century, with the Žerotínský château nearby. Štramberk is a unique small town nestled in a valley between lime hills, with many timber houses and the Trúba Spire rising on a hill above the town.
There are many castles and châteaus in the region; the most famous being Hradec nad Moravicí, Raduň, Kravaře and Fulnek. Hukvaldy, in a village of the same name under the Moravian-Silesian Beskids, is one the region’s many castle ruins, known for a musical festival dedicated to the composer Leoš Janáček, who was born there. Another well-known castle ruin is Sovinec under the Hrubý Jeseníks. I would love to be able to travel there one day.
My Grandmother loved pink, so I created this for her. Below is Granger, Williamson County, Texas and the John & Mary Mazac’s farm. John is the big man with the hat, Mary is the short lady beside him.
|(from right to left) Great Grandpa “Jan” & Grandma “Marie” Mazac, “Emilie Gelner” & “John” Kovar, & Joe Hurta (in back), Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1920’s.|
My Paternal Grandmother, Bessie, graduated from Granger High School in 1913. She worked in the cafeteria for Crosby I.S.D. in the 1950’s. Bessie was a member of the S.P.J.S.T. and K.J.S.T.
She was a faithful member of the SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, in Granger, Williamson County, TX; and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Crosby, TX.
My Grandmother honored her Moravian heritage. Her parents emigrated from Moravia in August 1892 to Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.
Bessie & Charlie were hard working Moravian farmers. They moved to Sheldon, TX before 1926, when my Daddy, LeRoy E. Frederick, was born in Crosby, TX. Daddy taught me how to polka.
My poor grandma had a very hard life. She raised her five living children by herself after grandpa Charlie passed away in 1947. She lost a child son, Jerome Frederick, in 1919 in Granger, Williamson County, Texas. She raised Woodie and Charles all their lives. She told me that they were in a car accident, and were never the same again. Charles would not talk at all for years, then when he did start talking grandma wanted him to shut up.
She tended almost an acre of land with her garden. She had a green thumb. She had all kinds of good vegetables and strawberries too! She canned and put up jelly.
Bessie loved music and dancing. Grandma Frederick always had the best kolaches and soda pop for her Grandkids, when they visited. She was a great cook! I loved to climb her trees and pick strawberries out of her garden, that she and the boys (Charles & Woodrow) Frederick helped her tend.
Daughter of Jan “John” & Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac of Granger, Texas.
Resided in Taylor, Williamson County, Texas in 1920, according to the U.S. Census for Williamson County, Texas.
Children: Agnes “Renie” (Christ), LeRoy “Lee” Eugene, Juanita “Punkin” (Christ), Woodrow “Woodie”, and Charles “Chas” Frederick.
She raised the children by herself after 1947, when Grandpa Charlie died of Stomach Cancer.
Grandma Bessie worked for the Crosby ISD in the cafeteria for years. Everyone loved her. Died of hardening of the arteries and Diabetes.
Grandma Bessie liked pink. She told my mother and me that she liked artificial flowers–because they didn’t die. And, she made my mother promise her, that when she died, mother would make sure that all her grandchildren came to her funeral. Of course, we all did. Having flowers at her families gravesides was important to her.
I volunteered to sponsor the online Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery to honor her. Grandma Bessie & Grandpa Charlie and Uncle Woodie, Uncle Charles, and Aunt Rainie are all laid to rest there.
Grandma Bessie even as poor as she was, always made sure that all nine (9) of her Grandchildren got something for Christmas.
Charles “Charlie” (aka Karel Fredrick) & Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick, 12 Oct. 1914, Granger, Williamson County, Texas. ~~photo courtesy of Agnes Rainnie Frederick (Christ) their daughter.
Great Moravia (Czech: Velká Morava, Slovak: Veľká Morava), also Moravia or Great Moravian Empire, was the first West Slavic state to emerge from “the most powerful tribal area in Central Europe“.[vague] Its core territories were located on the northern Morava River along the present-day border of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Theories of a Great Moravia situated in the region of the southern Great Morava River have not been widely accepted. The exact date of the founding of the Moravian state is controversial, but it is supposed that the state building process was completed in the early 830s under Mojmir I (r. 820s/830s–846), who is the first known Moravian ruler.
Mojmir and his successor, Rastislav (r. 846–870), initially acknowledged the suzerainty of the Carolingian monarchs, but their fights for independence caused a series of armed conflicts with East Francia beginning in the 840s. Moravia reached its largest territorial extent under Svatopluk I (r. 870–894), who was occasionally styled as king in contemporaneous sources. Although the borders of his empire cannot be exactly determined, he controlled the core territories of Moravia as well as other neighboring regions, including Bohemiaand parts of present-day Hungary and Poland, for some period of his reign. Separatism and internal conflicts emerging after Svatopluk’s death contributed to the fall of Moravia, which was overrun by the Hungarians. The exact date of Moravia’s collapse is unknown, but it occurred in the period between 902 and 907.
Moravia experienced significant cultural development after the arrival in 863 of the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, initiated by Prince Rastislav, which introduced a system of writing (the Glagolitic alphabet) and Slavonic liturgy, the latter eventually formally approved by Pope Adrian II. The Glagolitic script and its successor Cyrillic were disseminated to other Slavic countries (particularly Balkan states and Kievan Rus’), charting a new path in their cultural development.
Jan. 18, 1946
|Charlie, Punkin, Patsy and Nancy Lou Christ, c. 1950’s, Houston, Texas.|
|Death:Mar. 17, 2014
Nancy Lou Elizabeth (Christ) Harper. Daughter of Charles “Charlie” Edmond Christ and Juanita Elizabeth “Punkin” (Frederick) Christ. Sister of Patricia “Patsy” Juanita (Christ) Swift.
Resided in Sheldon, Texas and Royalwood Subdivision, Houston, Texas.
Name: Nancy Lou Elizabeth Christ
Name: James L Harper
Arrangements for Nancy Lou Harper at Forest Park – Lawndale, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Forest Park Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 20, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126648465
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|Charlie, Punkin, Patsy and Nancy Lou Christ, c. 1950’s, Houston, Texas.|
|Birth:||1842, Czech Republic|
|Death:||1922, Czech Republic|
Tomas Dudika (also spelled Dudik)
Born: 1842 in Mala Bystrici, Hrozenkova, Moravia.
Married: 1861 in Hrozenkova, Moravia to Eve “Evy” (Chlevestanove) Dudika.
Child: Annie Marie “Mary” Dudika (Mazac).
Died: about 1922 in Moravia. Exact date unknown.
Buried: MoraviaFamily links:
Evy Chlevestanove Dudika (1843 – 1925)Children:
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
Note: Buried in Moravia
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Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104714465
Amateur Theatre Association (photo: S. Kubjátová archive)
Teachers initially attending to the village of Wallachian Bystřice, taught three times a week, teachers receive 68 Cr. for each pupil per year. In 1867 the school was to be built, but hindered the denominational differences. Moravian Governor’s Office decided to r. 1868 to establish two school districts. At that time it was built school buildings on Santa’s for Catholics, Protestants rented a room in the hill Okluce sharp. After r. In 1874 the school was santa declared public. School was canceled r. , 1971.
Since. 1870 has been consulted on the establishment of other schools. School construction, called in the valley was completed in May, 1883. R was canceled. 1978, and the village was then connected to the circuit primary school in Wallachian Bystrica.
Small Bystřice half the population was Catholic and half of evangelical religion, as evidenced by the state of r. 1900, when the village was 384 Catholics and 385 Protestants. Catholics were přifařeni to Wallachian Bystřice and Protestants belonged to the parish in Great Lhota.
Subsistence population had by far the greatest importance to agriculture, before the mid-19th century and livestock after salašnickém method. R. 1900 cadastral municipality covers an area of 1091 ha, of which 369 forests, fields 340, 311 pastures, meadows and gardens 66 5 ha. Of livestock in the same year, 25 horses, 361 head of cattle, 117 sheep and 46 pieces of sheep.
R. 1960 was based collective farm. R. 1974 was merged with the collective farm collective farm and small Bystřice reservoir located in Bystřičce.
Besides agriculture formed a supplementary source of livelihood mainly work in the woods, traditional production of wooden furniture, shingles, pocket knives, and scourges Okri bread. R. 1923 there was a pub with a butcher and newsagent, blacksmith and farrier, Tailor, 2 krupařské shops, 2 grocery stores and manufacturers rake and barrows. R. 1957 was erected grocery consumer cooperatives Unity to santa and Unity was another shop since. In 1963 Kocib.
Restaurant U Kocib (photo: S. Kubjátová archive) Of the listed buildings in Little Bystřici timbered belfry to santa. Not far from the monument to the fallen Soviet radio operators Timochinové A. and V. Kolomacký of 1 MS. partisan brigade Jan Zizka.
[first arrow in back row is my Grandmother], Bessie Annie Mazac, [second arrow in back is my Great Grandfather], Jan “John” Mazac, and [third arrow and sitting in chair is my Great Grandmother],Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac in Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1905. Emigrated from Vsetine, Moravia in June 1892, and arrived August 1892 in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. They were hardworking farmers who settled in the Granger and Corn Hill, Williamson County, Texas area.
(courtesy of the “1995 Mazac Reunion Book” held by Sally Frederick Tudor, Houston, Harris County, Texas.)
|Birth:||1884, Czech Republic|
My Paternal Granduncle, Albert Mazac was the son of Jan “John” Mazac and Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac of Granger, Williamson County, Texas.
He was born in 1884 in Usti, Vsetine, Moravia.
Brother of Rozalie (Havelka), Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnny, Robert Albert, Josef Frank “Joe”, Johnny #2, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Frederick), Baby, Emma Rosa (Strminska), Effie (Hurta), Frank Joseph, John Jerry, Alberta “Bertha” (Foyt), Olga Angleine(Kovar) and Vlasta Mary(Konecny).
Albert with his father Jan “John” Mazac emigrated from Moravia in August 1891 to Ellis Island, New York then on to Williamson County, Texas in October 1891 at the age of 7.
1900 CENSUS FOR CORNHILL, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS SHOWS JAN AND MARIE MAZAC WITH CHILDREN: ROZALIE AGE 19, MARIE AGE 6, ALBERT AGE 16, ROBERT AGE 10, JOSEF AGE 9, BESSIE AGE 5, EMMA AGE 4, EFFIE AGE 2, JOHN AGE 1, AND BERTHA MAZAC.
I have researched and I have not found whether he married or had children, when he died, or where he exactly was buried.