Frank Joseph Mazac~Moravian Ancestor

Bessie, John, Effie, and Frank Mazac, Williamson County, Texas, about 1912.

Birth: Sep. 15, 1902
Corn Hill
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1990
Crosby
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Grandson of George (Jiriho/Jiri) Mazac & Annie Marie (Skybarove) Mazac of Vsetine, Morava (Moravia).

Son of Jan “John” Mazac & Annie Marie(Dudika) Mazac from Vsetin and Hrozenkova, Morava (Moravia), who emigrated in August 1892, and settled in Granger and Corn Hill, Williamson County, Texas area.

Beloved Brother of Elizabeth “Bessie” Annie(Mazac) Frederick, my Grandmother.

Husband of Annie Hermina(Uherek) Mazac. Married on 2 December 1926 in Harris County, Texas.

Name: Frank Mazac
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Event Date: 02 Dec 1926
Event Place: Harris County, Texas
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00029-5
System Origin: Texas-EASy
GS Film number: 25255
Reference ID: Bk 43 pg 252 #74551

Father of Annie Lou (Robberson) (Vick), Roland, & James Mazac of Crosby, Harris County, Texas.
Member of Crosby SPJST. Attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Texas.
Frank & Annie leased and ran gas station on FM 2100, in Crosby, Harris County, Texas, about 1940-1970.
Family links: 
Parents:
Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

Spouse:
Annie Hermina (Uherek) Mazac (1907 – 1983)

Children:
Roland Mazac (1927 – 1947)
James Mazac (1929 – 1947)

Annie Lou Mazac (Robberson) (Vicks) (1943 –     )

Siblings:
Rozalie Mazac (Havelka) (1881 – 1949)
Albert Adolph Mazac (1884 – 1963)
Anton Mazac (1885 – 1887)
Andrew Mazac (1886 – 1888)
Joe #1 Mazac (1887 – 1888)
Steve Mazac (1888 – 1888)
Johnny Mazac (1889 – 1889)
Robert Albert Mazac (1890 – 1983)
Josef Frank Mazac (1891 – 1959)
Johnny #2 Mazac (1893 – 1898)
Marie Mazac (Motloch) (1894 – 1968)
Elizabeth “Bessie” Annie Mazac (Frederick) (1895 – 1977)
Eva Mazac (1896 – 1896)
Emma Rosa Mazac (Strmiska) (1896 – 1985)
Effie Mazac (Hurta) (1898 – 1979)
John Jerry Mazac (1899 – 1966)
Alberta Bertha Mazac (Foyt) (1900 – 1987)
Olga Angeline Mazac (Kovar) (1901 – 1971)
Frank Joseph Mazac (1902 – 1990)
Vlasta Mary Mazac (Konecny) (1904 – 1999)

Burial: 
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Barrett
Harris County
Texas, USA 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24521387

Jan “John” & Marie “Mary” Mazac, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1904. (back row from left) Bessie, Rosalie, Jan, Albert, Robert. (front row from left)Joseph, Emma, Olga (little girl with headband), Frank, Mary and baby-Vlasta, Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

Frank Joseph Mazac, Annie Hermina Uherek Mazac, daughter Annie Lou Mazac (Robberson), in background, granddaughters Letitia and Diane Robberson, about 1976, Crosby, Harris, Texas.

Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac (Frederick)

Originally posted on Texas Tudor's Memorials:

Charles “Charlie” (aka Karel Fredrick) & Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick, 12 Oct. 1914, Granger, Williamson County, Texas. ~~photo courtesy of Agnes Rainie Frederick (Christ), posthumously from their oldest daughter, Houston, Harris, Texas. Shared by me her niece.

Bessie, Joe, Effie, & Frank Mazac, Nov. 1912, Granger, Williamson County, Texas. ~~photo courtesy of Agnes Rainie Frederick (Christ), posthumously from their oldest daughter, Houston, Harris, Texas.

(from left) Bessie, Effie, & Mary, the Mazac sisters, C. 1913, Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Birth:  Oct. 12, 1895
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Mar. 26, 1977
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

My paternal grandmother. Family and friends knew her as Bessie. Hard working Moravian, Catholic, wife of Charlie F. “Karel Fredrick” Frederick. Obtained marriage license in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, and Bessie and Charlie married on 12 October 1914, in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

She graduated from Granger High School in 1913. She…

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My Moravian Ancestor~Leroy Eugene Frederick~My Daddy

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LeRoy Eugene Frederick-U.S. Navy-1945

Leroy Eugene Frederick, U.S. Navy, San Diego, California, World War II, 1943-1945, from Houston, Harris County, Texas. Son of Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac and Charlie Frederick. 

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Leroy Eugene “Lee” Frederick
 
Birth: Mar. 6, 1926
Crosby
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2006
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA

“Services for Leroy Eugene Frederick 80, of Grapeland, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Daddy & Barbara resided in Percilla, TX. Burial will follow in Augusta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster, of Grapeland. Mr. Frederick died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Condolence calls will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Grapeland, Texas.” [Palestine Herald-Press Nov 18,2006]

Leroy was raised Catholic as all his sisters and brothers were. They attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Crosby, TX.

When my Daddy married Barbara he was baptized later in life as Methodist. He helped build the…

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Strong Spiritual Moravian Women in my Family

I BELIEVE SOMEONE, IF ONLY ONE, WILL BE INTERESTED TO KNOW WHERE THE MAZAC, FREDERICK, DUDIKA, KOVAR, HAVELKA, MAREK, VOLEK, MARTINKAS, STRMISKA, HURTA, AND ALL THE OTHER MORAVIAN AND BOHEMIAN ANCESTORS WERE DESCENDED FROM.
I AM INTERESTED AM I NO ONE?
I AM TRYING TO WRITE THIS BOOK FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO WERE UNABLE TO SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
GOD BLESS THE STRONG WOMEN, THE SURVIVORS, LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER, BESSIE MAZAC FREDERICK, AND VLASTA MAZAC KONECNY, AGNES FREDERICK CHRIST, AND EMMA ROSA MAZAC KOVAR.
THE WOMEN HAD THE BABIES, FED THE BABIES, AND LOVED THE BABIES, AND SOME OF THE WOMEN EVEN GREW THE FOOD, AND COOKED THE FOOD THAT KEPT THEIR FAMILIES FROM GOING HUNGRY. THE WOMEN KEPT THE FAMILIES TOGETHER. THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY FAMILY WITHOUT WOMEN!!

Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Matilda (Krampota) & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, about 1920’s courtesy of Agnes Rainie (Frederick) Christ posthumously, Houston, Texas.

 Emma Rosa Mazac Strmiska, my paternal grandmother’s sister. 

Birth: Oct. 11, 1896

Corn Hill
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1985
Williamson County
Texas, USA [Edit Dates]

Daughter of Jan “John” Mazac and Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac.
Married Thomas “Tom” Frank Strmiska in 1914 in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

They had nine children together: Albert James, Mary Elizabeth (Simcik), Frances (Harris), Martha B (Martinka), Dorothy Ann “Dot” (Kovar), Elizabeth “Lillie” T (Licka), Lucile, Theodore “Ted” T, and John Alvin “Johnny” Sr. Strmiska.

1900 CENSUS FOR CORN HILL, 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.

Name: Emma Strmiska
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Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Justice Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas, United States
District: 155
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900
Birthplace: Texas
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Father’s Birthplace: Moravia
Mother’s Birthplace: Moravia
Sheet Number and Letter: 10A
Household ID: 181
Line Number: 43
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821857
Digital Folder Number: 004390329
Image Number: 00405
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Tom Strmiska M 29 Moravia
Wife Emma Strmiska F 20 Texas
Son Albert Strmiska M 5 Texas
Daughter Mary Strmiska F 3 Texas
Daughter Francis Strmiska F 1 Texas

Name: Emma Strmiska
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Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas, United States
District: 0009
Gender: Female
Age: 33
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Birth Year (Estimated): 1897
Birthplace: Texas
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Father’s Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
Mother’s Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
Sheet Number and Letter: 5B
Household ID: 114
Line Number: 100
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 2411
GS Film number: 2342145
Digital Folder Number: 004547390
Image Number: 00529
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Thomas Strmiska M 39 Czechoslovakia
Wife Emma Strmiska F 33 Texas
Son Albert Strmiolee M 14 Texas
Daughter Mary Strmiolee F 13 Texas
Daughter Frances Strmiolee F 11 Texas
Daughter Margie Strmiolee F 8 Texas
Daughter Davis Strmiolee F 5 Texas
Daughter Elizabeth Strmiska F 4 Texas

Name: Emma Strimska
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Justice Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 42
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Texas
Birth Year (Estimated): 1898
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Williamson, Texas
District: 246-11
Family Number: 175
Sheet Number and Letter: 10A
Line Number: 14
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 4166
Digital Folder Number: 005458080
Image Number: 00382
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Tom Strimska M 49 Czechoslovakia
Wife Emma Strimska F 42 Texas
Son Albert Strimska M 25 Texas
Daughter Mary Strimska F 23 Texas
Daughter Francis Strimska F 22 Texas
Daughter Martha Strimska F 18 Texas
Daughter Dorothy Strimska F 16 Texas
Daughter Elizabeth Strimska F 14 Texas
Son Theor*E Strimska M 10 Texas
Son Johnny Strimska M 4 Texas

Given Name: Emma
Middle Name:
Surname: Strmiska
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Birth Date: 11 October 1896
Social Security Number: 456-86-2127
State: Texas
Last Place of Residence: Williamson, Texas
Previous Residence Postal Code: 76530
Event Date: 20 September 1985
Age: 89

Family links:
Parents:
Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

Spouse:
Thomas Frank Strmiska (1889 – 1971)

Siblings:
Rozalie Mazac Havelka (1881 – 1949)
Albert Adolph Mazac (1884 – 1963)
Anton Mazac (1885 – 1887)
Andrew Mazac (1886 – 1888)
Joe #1 Mazac (1887 – 1888)
Steve Mazac (1888 – 1888)
Johnny Mazac (1889 – 1889)
Robert Albert Mazac (1890 – 1983)
Joe Frank Mazac (1891 – 1959)
Johnny #2 Mazac (1893 – 1898)
Marie Mazac Motloch (1894 – 1968)
Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
Baby Mazac (1896 – 1896)
Emma Rosa Mazac Strmiska (1896 – 1985)
Effie Mazac Hurta (1898 – 1979)*
John Jerry Mazac (1899 – 1966)*
Alberta Bertha Mazac Foyt (1900 – 1987)*
Olga Angeline Mazac Kovar (1901 – 1971)*
Frank Joseph Mazac (1902 – 1990)*
Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny (1904 – 1999)

Burial: 
Holy Cross Cemetery
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section I Row 7 

Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Feb 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24484220

Moravian Slovakia (Czech: Moravské Slovácko) or Slovácko is a cultural region in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic

My Paternal Grandfather, Karel Fredrick also known as Charles Frederick, was born in Mala Lehota, Moravia on 20 April 1892. My Paternal Great Grandfather, Jan Mazac was born on 28 April 1863 in Usti, Vsetine, Moravia.

Moravian Slovakia (Czech: Moravské Slovácko) or Slovácko is a cultural region in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic, Moravia on the border with Slovakia (Czech: Slovensko) and Austria, known for its characteristic folklore, music, wine, costumes and traditions. The area forms part of both the Zlín and South Moravian administrative regions.

Its most important center is the town of Uherské Hradiště which is located on the Morava River. Other important population centers include Uherský Brod, Břeclav, Hodonín, Strážnice and Kyjov. In the 9th century the region of Moravian Slovakia was the centre of the Great Moravian empire.

Native Moravians speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language, and the dialects native to this region are influenced by neighboring Slovak speakers, hence the name “Moravian Slovakia.” Due to these cultural and linguistic links to Slovakia, many ethnographers until 20th century used to consider Moravian Slovaks as a people which politically belonged to Moravia and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown but ethnographically and culturally to the Slovak ethnic group. Historically, there were also significant numbers of German speakers who also influenced local speech.

Moravians (Czech: Moravané or colloquially Moraváci) are the modern West Slavic inhabitants of the historical land of Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic, which includes Moravian Slovakia. They speak the two main groups of Moravian dialects (the Central and the Eastern), the transitional Bohemian-Moravian dialect subgroup and standard Czech. There are attempts by few Moravian individuals and organizations to create a distinct “Moravian language”.

 

Spa Town of Karlovy Vary – Czech Republic

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.

Moravia~Homeland Of My MAZAC and DUDIKA Ancestors

Moravia-Mazac-Pink

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.

Grandpa & Grandma Mazac, Grandma & Grandpa Kovar, & Uncle Joe Hurta (in back)

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. 

Charlie & Bessie Frederick, October 12, 1914, Granger, Williamson County, Texas

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.