My Paternal Grandmother was Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac Frederick from Granger, Williamson County, Texas. They married on October 12, 1914 at the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Granger, Texas. Charlie and Bessie were both Catholics.
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.
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 was born on October 12, 1895 in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.
- My Paternal, Moravian, Grandparents (texastudors.wordpress.com)
- Granger (lost-texas.com)
- A Day in the Czech Republic (mazacgenealogy.wordpress.com)
- Czech-Moravian Kolache Recipe (mazacgenealogy.wordpress.com)
- My paternal great grandparents were Jan “John” Mazac, and Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac