My Paternal Moravian Grandparents: Charles “Charlie” Frederick & Elizabeth “Bessie” Annie (Mazac) Frederick, Texas

The Williamson County Courthouse located at 30...Saints_Cyril_and_Methodius_Catholic_Church_Granger-Texas

Seal of Williamson County, Texas

My Paternal Grandmother was Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac Frederick, and she was the Matriarch of the Frederick family. She was born in Granger, Williamson County, Texas in 1895. Charlie and Bessie obtained their marriage license in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.

Name Charlie Frederick
Spouse’s Name Annie B. Mazac
Event Date 12 Oct 1914
Event Place   Williamson, Texas
 Citing this Record

“Texas Marriages, 1837-1973,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX73-Z86 : 5 December 2014), Charlie Frederick and Annie B. Mazac, 12 Oct 1914; citing , Williamson, Texas, , reference 2:1FZK0L0; FHL microfilm 1,007,899.

They married on October 12, 1914 in Williamson County, Texas.  Charlie and Bessie were both Catholics.  They resided in Taylor, Texas for the U.S. Census for 1920. They rented a house at 210 Davis Street. I still have not figured out why Agnes was not on the 1920 Census but a son Barnie age 4 (my family never said a word about them having a son that age), and Anita age 3 was. I did find records for a Jeromie Frederick that was born in 1919 and died in 1919. ????

name:Charlie Fredrick
residence: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
estimated birth year:1892
age:28
birthplace:Europe
relationship to head of household:Self
gender:Male
race:W
marital status:Married
father’s birthplace:Russia Poland
mother’s birthplace:Texas
film number:1821857
digital folder number:4390329
image number:00875
sheet number:2
 HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
selfCharlie FredrickM28yEurope
wifeBessie FredrickF24yTexas
sonBarnie FredrickM4yTexas
dauAneta FredrickF3yTexas

name: Charlie Fredrick
residence: , Williamson, Texas
estimated birth year: 1892
age: 28
birthplace: Europe
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: W
marital status: Married
father’s birthplace: Russia Poland
mother’s birthplace: Texas
film number: 1821857
digital folder number: 4390329
image number: 00875
sheet number: 2
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Charlie Fredrick M 28y Europe
wife Bessie Fredrick F 24y Texas
son Barnie Fredrick M 4y Texas
dau Aneta Fredrick F 3y Texas
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHTG-N2D : accessed 29 Jan 2013), Charlie Fredrick, , Williamson, Texas; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 2A, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821857.

My Grandmother loved pink, so I posted the pink background of the Moravian-Czech flower. She liked artificial because she said they never die.

She lost my Grandfather in 1947 to Stomach Cancer, and she had a hard life raising her five children on her own. Grandma was an excellent cook, a good mother, and she also grew a garden with her sons, Woodrow and Charles for years to help feed the family. Bessie worked in the Cafeteria for Crosby I.S.D. for years.

Charles F. “Charlie” Frederick also known as Karel Fredrich, and Charles Fredrick, was born on April 20, 1892 in Mala Lhota, Vsetina, Moravia and he emigrated from Moravia in 1894 to New York, and then on to Austin, Travis County, Texas. His last known residence according to his naturalization papers was in Pusta Polom, Ostrava, Moravian-Silesia. He was a poor farmer and a cobbler. My father told me that he helped the other Moravian’s to learn English. He was an avid reader, and read his Bible everyday. 

Obec Pusta Polom, Ostrava, Moravian-Silesia

potvrzeni

Pusta_Polom_CoA_Moravia

My grandfather was a a Private in the 23rd. machine gun regiment in the Legionnaire Czechoslovak Foreign Army in America. He received his American citizenship papers by serving in the Czechoslovak Army during World War I in France for the United States and Allies.  According to the  1930 U. S. Census for Harris County, Texas, Charles Fredrick emigrated in 1894 from Czechoslovakia. 

Bessie’s parents, Jan “John” Mazac emigrated in 1891, and Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac emigrated in 1892 to Ellis Island, New York, New York. They were poor farm laborers. 

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11 Comments

  1. My name is Charles Mazac and my great grandfather was Joself Mazac Who was from Halenkov, Moravia and came to the United States via Galveston and Fayetteville Texas in 1883. He passed way in 1919 and is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery near Ellinger, Texas. My dad
    Joe Mazac and he was born in Taylor Texas in 1912. I am so anxious to trade information with you if you would be so kind as to establish communication with me through email : Please contact me at: cmazac@yahoo.com and we can also speak by phone at 512-321-8445. would also like printed copies of your genealogy. Tell me how I can go about finding your information. I thank you in advance for the wonderful work that you do.
    Charles Mazac (76)
    Bastrop, Texas

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    1. Dear Charles, I would be happy to share what I have with you. You can view my family tree on familysearch.org for free. I have gotten so much information on the family with the birth, death records and census records. I have the database RootsMagic4. I am caring for my disabled husband right now so I am tired a lot. I have the responsibility for everything. I am not complaining just letting you know, that I want to help you and correspond with you but with his doctor appts. I might can call you Saturday or Sunday. It is nice to have someone who is interested in my genealogy. You can email me at: tudor.sally1@gmail.com
      God bless you, Sally

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    1. Could be. My Mazac’s emigrated in 1892 from Moravia to Ellis Island, New York. They settled in Granger, Williamson County, Texas. I don’t speak Czech, so I don’t know who Jiriho “George” Mazac’s parents were. Everyone who would know are deceased. I love looking at pics of Moravia, but I am too old to travel anymore.

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  2. your blog is really excellent. it inspires the readers who have that great desire to lead a better and happier life. thanks for sharing this information and hope to read more from you.

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