Moravian Tuscany

http://www.boredpanda.com/nature-photography-moravian-fields-marcin-sobas/

My paternal great grandparents emigrated from Moravia in 1892 to Texas.  I love looking at pictures of what Moravia looks like. My Moravian ancestors farmed, and hunted for their food. They loved wine and dancing to Czech polkas. They were Catholic, and honored and respected their Moravian roots. My Daddy made wine and jelly out of the grapes. He grew grapes in his backyard. He taught me how to do the polka.

The Moravians emigrated to America to escape religious persecution, and for the promise of the dream of owning their own home and land.  They came to escape Socialism and Communism. They paid their own way, worked for what they wanted, and  taught a very strong work ethic to their children. If they wanted anything, then they had to work for it. No welfare leeches allowed here. No criminals either. If they were a criminal, then they moved away from their family and roots. My Grandma Bessie told me that Moravians were farmers and cobblers, and settled down and loved their land. She told me that the Bohemians were like gypsies and moved from town to town, and were not respected.

Habsburg Kings of Bohemia

My Daddy told me that his father, Charlie Frederick, aka Karel Fredrick,  was a “Bohunk”, a “Bohemian”, and that he was as dark as you could be without being a Negro. He emigrated in 1894 from Pusta, Polom, Moravia to seek a better life.

Obec Pusta Polom, Ostrava, Moravian-Silesia

My grandmother told me that her parents were from “Moravia” not “Bohemia”. She told me that they were not “Bohemians”, because  “Bohemians” were gypsies and moved around a lot. She said that her parents were “Moravians” and owned their own land and were not gypsies.

Her parents , Jan “John” MAZAC and Annie Marie “Mary” (DUDIKA), emigrated from Usti, Vsetin, Moravia in 1892 to Ellis Island, New York, New York, and then by ship to Galveston, Texas. They came for religious freedom and the freedom to own their own land. They started out as Tenant Farmers, and then settled in Granger, Williamson County, Texas. They were poor, hard working, honest farmers.

Rosamond Press

Above is a very large painting at the University of Oregon museum, titled ‘The Last Audience of the Habsburgs’ whom all descend from Jeanne de Rougemont. This painting was discovered rolled up in a bank vault here in Eugene Oregon. It had been smuggled out of Austria when Hitler put a bounty on Empress Zita’s head. The Empress receives war orphans ushered into her presence by a famous Austrian women’s Liberationist.

Zita and her family were smuggled to America with the help of
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, whose kin owned the “Jews land” in South Carolina my kindred purchased. The Mendes are Sephardic Jews kin to King David. The Habsburgs held the title ‘King of Bohemia and Hungary, and fought a war with Louis Kosseth who was a good friend of Jessie Benton.

Kossuth was a Freemason, as was Alphonse Mucha whose huge canvases were also smuggled out Nazi Germany…

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Frank Joseph Mazac~Moravian-Texans

 

Bessie, Joe, Effie, & Frank Mazac, 1910, Granger, Williamson County, Texas

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
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Age:
Spouse’s Name: Annie Uherek
Spouse’s Birth Date:
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Spouse’s Age:
Event Date: 02 Dec 1926
Event Place: Harris County, Texas
Father’s Name:
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Spouse’s Father’s Name:
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Race:
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Previous Wife’s Name:
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Spouse’s Marital Status: Single
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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.
Attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Texas.
Frank & Annie leased and ran Texaco gas station on FM 2100, in Crosby, Harris County, Texas, about 1940-1970.

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

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

Children:
Roland Mazac (1927 – 1947) Their sons, Roland and James Mazac both were killed on 31 October 1947, on the way home from a football game. They played football for the Crosby High School, Crosby, Harris, Texas.
James Mazac (1929 – 1947)

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

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

 

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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.

My Moravian Ancestor~Leroy Eugene Frederick~My Daddy

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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Map of USA with Texas highlighted Map of USA with Texas highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Harris County 1910 Courthouse Español...

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

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
Titles and Terms:
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
Immigration Year:
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
Titles and Terms:
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
Immigration Year:
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
Name Suffix:
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

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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”.

 

Nancy Lou “Elizabeth” Christ Harper

Birth:                             

Jan. 18, 1946
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Charlie, Punkin, Patsy and Nancy Lou Christ, c. 1950’s, Houston, Texas.
Death:Mar. 17, 2014
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

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
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 18 Jan 1946
Event Place: Harris, Texas
Gender: Female
Father’s Name: Charles Edmond Christ
Mother’s Name: Juanita Elizabeth Frederick
Certificate Number:
Citing this Record
“Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8C1-MZ5 : accessed 21 Mar 2014), Nancy Lou Elizabeth Christ, 18 Jan 1946; from “Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index and images, Ancestry.com; citing Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, (Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services).Wife of James L. Harper.

Name: James L Harper
Name Suffix:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 21 Jun 1969
Event Place: Harris, Texas, United States
Age: 22
Birth Year (Estimated): 1947
Spouse’s Name: Nancy L Christ
Spouse’s Age: 23
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated): 1946
Certificate Number: 071327
Affiliate County Code: 101
Citing this Record
“Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTR7-FRQ : accessed 21 Mar 2014), James L Harper and Nancy L Christ, 21 Jun 1969; citing Harris, Texas, United States, certificate number 071327, Department of State Health Services, Texas Vital Statistics Unit, Austin, Texas.

Arrangements for Nancy Lou Harper at Forest Park – Lawndale, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Thursday 3.20.14. Rosary and visitation – 5 pm – 9 pm Funeral services Friday 3.21.14 10:00 am

Family links:
Parents:
Charles Edmond Christ (1914 – 1974)
Juanita Elizabeth Frederick Christ (1915 – 2011)

Sibling:
Margie Rae Christ (1938 – 1938)

Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 20, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126648465 
Nancy Lou Elizabeth <i>Christ</i> Harper
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Charlie, Punkin, Patsy and Nancy Lou Christ, c. 1950’s, Houston, Texas.

Tomas Dudika (Dudik) and Evy (Chlevestanove) Dudika

Tomas Dudika (Dudik)

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. 
Buried: MoraviaFamily links:
Spouse:
Evy Chlevestanove Dudika (1843 – 1925)

Children:
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

Note: Buried in Moravia

 
 
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Evy (Chlevestanove) Dudika

Birth: 1843, Czech Republic
Death: 1925, Czech Republic
My Paternal Great Great Grandmother, Evy “Eve” (Chlevestanove) Dudika.
Born: 1843 in Mala Bystrici, Novy Jiovin, Moravia.
Married: 1861 to Tomas Dudika (Dudik) in Hrozenkova, Moravia.
Child: Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac.
Died: about 1925 in Hrozenkova, Moravia. (exact date and place not known.)Family links:
Spouse:
Tomas Dudika (1842 – 1922)

Children:
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

 
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Record added: Feb 05, 2013

 

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Town History

The village was founded around the year. 1620 pasekářských of scattered farmhouses, which are founded subjects from Rožnov estate. 1629 has already made a distinction between the Great (today Wallachian) Bystřicí and Small Bystřicí as they talk about Bystřický. Pasekářské homesteads were established here around since the mid-16th century. The inhabitants were farmers. R. 1657 there were 10 settlements, of which 2 are deserted. On Bystričku created after r. 1656 another 13 tapes. R. 1775 there was a bailiff and 7 farmers (půlláníků), the tributary land there were 32 crofters. In one of the estates was floury mill on one composition, grinder box office and saw the plates, one cottager had one mill on the composition of the volatile water.

After the demise of patrimonial establishment r. 1849 the village was part of the political and judicial district Wallachian Mezirici since. 1960 is part of the district Vsetin.

The village gradually formed these societies: Nuke (est. 1925), a reader-Theatre Choral Society, Fellowship of Catholic local farmers, the local branch of the National Union for the eastern Moravia and local Department of National nuts. Your local organization here has MS. People’s Party.

 

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.

 

Albert Adolph Mazac

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[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
Death:  1963
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA

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.

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

Burial:
Unknown
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Record added: Sep 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116664773

Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny

Texas Tudor's Memorials

Birth:  Jul. 24, 1904
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 1999
Cleveland
Liberty County
Texas, USA 
“A Loving Daughter, A Loving Sister, A Loving Mother. A Loving Grandmother. A Loving Great-Grandmother. A Loving Aunt and Great Aunt. An Everlasting Friend.”

Vlasta was the Moravian daughter of Jan “John” & Annie “Mary” Marie (Dudika) Mazac, of Granger, Williamson County, Texas.Her parents emigrated from Vsetine, Moravia in June 1892. They were hard working farmers. They settled in the Corn Hill, Granger, and Taylor areas in Williamson County, Texas.


She was the wife of Adolph Edward Konecny.She was a devout Catholic. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Vlasta was a Homemaker. Aunt Vlasta dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She was a member of the SPJST.

Vlasta had eleven brothers: Albert, Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnnie, Robert, Frank, Johnny…

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Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka~My Great Paternal Aunt

Rosie (Havelka) Mazac, Annie Marie “Mary” Dudika (Mazac), and Marie Mazac (Motloch), Granger, Williamson County, circa 1900’s.

Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac, her granddaughter, Rosie Havelka (Nemec), & her daughter, Rozalie (Mazac) Havelka, boarding train, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1920’s.

Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka

Birth:
March 19, 1881

Austria-Moravia

Death:
July 5, 1949

Taylor, Williamson County, Texas

Family links:
Parents:
Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
Spouse:
Frantisek Havelka (1879 – 1940)

Children:
Josef Havelka (1902 – 1989)
Rosie Havelka Nemec (1906 – 1963)
Frank P Havelka (1911 – 1950)
Louis Joseph Havelka (1912 – 1995)
Stanislav Joseph Havelka (1914 – 1983)
Vlasta Joanna Havelka Nemec Michalek (1916 – 2011)

Siblings:
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)
Emma Rosa Mazac Strmiska (1896 – 1985)
Baby Mazac (1896 – 1896)
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:
Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2

Maintained by: Yvonne
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27094047

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All my Moravian ancestors had praying hands on their headstones, they were Catholic.

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Jan & Marie Mazac, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1904. (back row from left) Bessie, Rosalie, Jan, Albert, Robert. Family of Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka (not in pic)Rosie married in 1901 to Frantisek Havelka.[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 Vsetin, Moravia in June 1891, and arrived August 1891 in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. They were hardworking farmers who settled in the Granger and Corn Hill, Texas area. (courtesy of the “1995 Mazac Reunion Book” held by Sally Frederick Tudor, Houston, TX.) (front row from left) Joseph, Emma, Olga, Frank, Mary and baby, Vlasta, Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

Jan “John” Mazac and Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac, Granger, Texas, 1904

(from right to left) Great Grandpa “Jan” & Grandma “Marie” Mazac, “Emilie” & “John” Kovar, & Joe Hurta (in back), Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1920’s.

[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.)

 

Alphonse Mucha: 150 years Anniversary

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Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 in Ivancice, Moravia, which is near the city of Brno in the modern Czech Republic. It was a small town, and for all intents and purposes life was closer to the 18th than the 19th century. Though Mucha is supposed to have started drawing before he was walking, his early years were spent as a choirboy and amateur musician. It wasn’t until he finished high school (needing two extra years to accomplish that onerous task) that he came to realize that living people were responsible for some of the art he admired in the local churches. That epiphany made him determined to become a painter, despite his father’s efforts in securing him “respectable” employment as a clerk in the local court.

Like every aspiring artist of the day, Mucha ended up in Paris in 1887. He was a little older than many of his…

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Christmas in the Czech lands – a magical time for children and adults

English: Nativity scenes in Sanok
English: Nativity scenes in Sanok (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas in the Czech lands – a magical time for children and adults

09.11.2006
Christmas in the Czech Republic is one of the best times of the year. The streets of towns big and small are bedecked with yuletide decorations and town squares come alive with the hustle and bustle of Christmas markets. Old folk Christmas traditions are revived at open-air museums and children and adults alike stop at the sight of well-crafted figures in nativity scenes with delight in their eyes. Christmas and Advent music can be heard in concert halls, churches, castles and chateaux. A Czech Christmas is above all a time of cheer and friendship so accept our invitation and spend the festive season with us.

The appearance of St Nicholas means Christmas is on its way. While for adults the period leading up to Christmas is like no time at all, children impatiently count off the days on the Advent calendar. This agonizing wait for their Christmas presents is alleviated somewhat by the arrival of St Nicholas, who visits every child in the country on the eve of St Nicholas day December 5. This august figure is traditionally accompanied by an angel and a demon. He may scare the children a bit, but his main task is to give them some small gifts, fruit and sweets. This will be the scene on Charles Square in Třebíč (www.kviztrebic.cz). Christmas markets will be taking place in this UNESCO-listed town December 19 and 20.

The Czechs’ distinctive nativity scenes
The story of Jesus’ birth has always been an inspiration for the creators of nativity scenes. These are made of various materials including wood, ceramics, paper and even gingerbread. Some of the nativity scenes you will discover in the Czech Republic are some of the finest in the world and can be found in churches, museums and open-air museums. The museum in Jindřichův Hradec (www.museum.esnet.cz) houses the largest mechanical scenes in the world – the Krýza Nativity Scene. It took the creator more than 60 years to complete this gargantuan undertaking which holds almost 1400 figures! In Třebechovice pod Orebem (www.betlem.cz) the villagers have even created a Nativity Scene Museum housing nativity scenes from across the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Their most valuable exhibit is the Třebechovice mechanical nativity scene. The prized possession at the Nativity Scene Museum in Karlštejn (www.obeckarlstejn.cz) is the Karlštejn royal nativity scene containing figures representing Czech kings. And be sure not to miss the museum’s exhibition of gingerbread nativity scenes.

Music for Christmas and Advent
Czech classical music is some of the world’s finest cultural heritage and there can be no better Christmas present for fans than special concerts of music for Christmas and Advent which take place at concert halls, markets, churches, castles and chateaux. These will often feature the Czech Christmas Mass called ‘Hej mistře, vstaň bystře’ composed by Jakub Jan Ryba at the end of the 18th century. This year it will be performed twice by the Prague State Opera (www.opera.cz) December 25 and 26. Concerts of organ music with a Christmas theme will also take place December 25 until January 6, 2007 at the Basilica of St James in the Old Town (www.auditeorganum.cz). The popularity of music specially written for Advent and Christmas can be seen from the number of festivals taking place.

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My father’s grandparents were from Vsetine, Moravia, and they emigrated in 1892 to Texas.

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,Houston County, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Daddy & Barbara resided in Percilla, Houston County, Texas. 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, Harris County, Texas.

Later in his life he was baptized as Methodist. He helped build the Liberty Hill Methodist Church, in Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas.

Leroy was the son of Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas. His ancestors emigrated from Moravia in 1892. He had two sisters, Agnes Rainnie “Renie” (Frederick) Christ and Juanita “Punkin” (Frederick)Christ, both of them resided on Talcott Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77049.
He had two brothers, Charles and Woodrow Frederick, who preceded him in death.

Leroy married to first wife, Jean Marie Linderman, 15 Nov. 1947. They had six children by that union, which lasted for twenty one years. Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean [Hyden], Sally Ann [Tudor], Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie[Harrod], and Sarah Kay Frederick [Moore]. Divorced in 1968.

Leroy married Barbara Moore Faulk in 15 Sept. 1969, in Dayton, Texas. She called him Lee.

Barbara had two children, Jeanna and Joey Faulk, from a previous marriage.

Leroy & Barbara had no children from that marriage, which lasted for thirty seven years.

Leroy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard Merchant Marine supply ships for troops. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1944, until May 18, 1946. He was shipped out to San Diego, California.

Military Service Records show:
[Frederick, Leroy Eugene, service number was 5772117, Seaman 1C, V-6 USNR, Sheldon, Texas.] He was Honorably discharged. He was sent back to Camp Wallace, TX. after World War II ended.

Daddy worked for Brown & Root, Inc, 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas for [46] forty six years. Started out as a Mechanic’s helper, and retired as Asst. Supt. of the Automotive Dept.

Leroy & Barbara (Moore) Frederick were hosts for several different parks in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, etc… after their retirement. In 1995, all the Grandchildren were taken by Leroy’s son, Joseph Frederick & Brenda (Meyers) Frederick, to visit them in South Dakota & Montana.

Leroy was a loving and loyal Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. He is greatly missed!
I am proud to be the daughter of such an honorable and hard working man. 

Family links:
 Parents:
  Charles F Frederick (1892 – 1947)
  Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 – 2012)
 

Burial:
Augusta Cemetery
Augusta
Houston County
Texas, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21070006
Leroy Eugene Lee Frederick
Added by: TEXAS TUDORS
 
Leroy Eugene Lee Frederick

On Cyril and Methodius~~Patron Saints~~My Moravian Ancestors, Jan Mazac and Annie Marie (Dudika) Mazac, Helped to Build the SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Williamson County, Texas

On Cyril and Methodius

These two saints are very dear to my heart for two reasons. First of all, they are the Patrons of Europe, along with Benedict. Their contribution to the making of a Christian Europe is the stuff of legend. That they were brothers makes them special as well.

But, the second reason is that my ancestors on my father’s side are all from Bohemia and Moravia. We have personal connections with these areas of Europe where the brothers worked and prayed. Here is a significant section from OrthoWiki:

In 860, Emperor Michael III and PhotiusPatriarch of Constantinople, sent the brothers to the Khagan of the Khazars on a missionary expedition in an attempt to forestall the Khagan from embracing Judaism. The mission was unsuccessful as the Khagan chose Judaism for his people, but many people embraced Christianity. Upon their return, Constantine was appointed professor of philosophy in the university.

The German clergy had used their liturgical language, Latin, as a measure to maintain their influence in Moravia and therefore were unhappy with the work of Constantine and Methodius, and they used this difference to attack the brothers. After laboring for about four years, the brothers were called by Nicholas I to appear in Rome to defend their work. The area in which they worked was within the jurisdiction of Rome. However, before their arrival, in 869 Nicholas died and was succeeded by Adrian II. After Adrian was convinced of the orthodoxy of the brothers, he approved their use of Slavonic in their church services and commended their work. He then consecrated Methodius bishop. Constantine took monastic vows in a Greek monastery in Rome. He was given the name Cyril, the name by which he is now commonly known. Cyril was not to return to Moravia as he died shortly thereafter. The date of Cyril’s death is uncertain, but appears to have been shortly after his consecration, both perhaps in February 869, with his death most probably on February 14.

Adrian II reestablished the old diocese of Panonia, as the first Slavonic diocese of Moravia and Pannonia, independent of the Germans, at the request of the Slavic princes Rastislav, Svatopluk, and Kocel. Here Methodius was appointed to the new diocese as archbishop. However, on returning to Moravia in 870, King Louis and the German bishops summoned Methodius to a synod at Radisbon, where they deposed him and sent him to prison. After the Germans suffered military defeats in Moravia, John VIII freed him three years later and restored Methodius as Archbishop of Moravia. Soon his orthodoxy was again under question by the Germans, particularly over the use of Slavonic. Once again John VIII sanctioned the use of Slavonic in the liturgy but with the stipulation that the Gospel must first be read in Latin before the reading in Slavonic. Also, Methodius’ accuser, Wiching, was named a vicar bishop to Methodius, and from this position he continued to oppose him. With his health damaged during his long struggle with his opponents, Methodius died on April 6, 885, after having recommended as his successor his disciple, the Moravian Slav, Gorazd. The brothers are remembered on May 11. St. Cyril’s repose is also commemorated on February 14, and St. Methodius’ repose is also commemorated on April 6.
St. Cyril is buried in San Clemente’s, one of the most amazing churches in Rome. It is a basilica.
Troparion (Tone 4)
O Cyril and Methodius, inspired by God,
You became equal to the Apostles by your life.
Since you were teachers of the Slavs,
Intercede with the Master of all
That He may strengthen all Orthodox peoples in the True Faith,
And that He may grant peace to the world
And great mercy to our souls.
Kontakion – Tone 3

Let us praise the two priests of God who enlightened us,

And poured upon us the fount of the knowledge of God by translating the Holy Scripture.

O Cyril and Methodius, as abundant learning has been drawn from this work,

We exalt you who now stand before the Most High,

Interceding with fervor for the salvation of our souls.