My Paternal Grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac (Frederick)

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
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Death:  Mar. 26, 1977
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 worked in the cafeteria for Crosby I.S.D. in the 1950’s. 

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, Harris, Texas.

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, Harris County, Texas before 1926, when my Daddy, Leroy Eugene Frederick, was born in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Daddy taught me how to polka.

Emma, Bessie, and Joe Mazac, boyfriend of Bessie (on left) Anton Janacek, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1918.

My poor grandma had a very hard life. Grandma loved her children and grandchildren. She raised her five living children by herself after grandpa Charlie passed away in 1947 from stomach cancer. She lost a child, 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 that they 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, and the boys always worked right alongside her. 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 Grand-kids, 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” Rainie (Christ), Leroy Eugene, Juanita “Punkin” Elizabeth (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.

Name: Charlie Frederick
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Spouse’s Name: Annie B. Mazac
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Event Date: 12 Oct 1914
Event Place: , Williamson, Texas
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59402-1
System Origin: Texas-VR
GS Film number: 1007899
Reference ID: 2:1FZK0L0

name:Charlie Fredrick
residence: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
estimated birth year:1892
relationship to head of household:Self
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
selfCharlie FredrickM28yEurope
wifeBessie FredrickF24yTexas
sonBarnie FredrickM4yTexas
dauAneta FredrickF3yTexas

name: Charlie Fredrick
residence: 210 DAVIS STREET, Taylor, Williamson County, 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, 6 January 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.

Family links:
  Jan “John” Mazac (1863 – 1931)
  Annie Marie “Mary” Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
  Charles F. “Charlie” Frederick (1892 – 1947)
  Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
  Juanita Elizabeth “Punkiin” Frederick Christ (1915 – 2011)
  Jerome Frederick (1919 – 1919)
  Woodrow “Woodie” Frederick (1921 – 1991)
  Leroy Eugene  “Lee” Frederick (1926 – 2006)
  Charles “Chas” Frederick (1928 – 1993)
  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)
  Emma Rosa Mazac Strmiska (1896 – 1985)
  Eva 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)

Sacred Heart Cemetery

Sacred Heart Cemetery

Front gate of Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, on each side of the road, is the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, off FM 1942, Barrett Road, Harris County, Texas, February 2008.~~courtesy of Sally Frederick Tudor, Houston, Harris County, Texas

Sacred Heart Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA

My paternal Moravian grandparents, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Barrett, Harris County, Texas, 2008, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac and Charles F. “Charlie” Frederick. ~~photo courtesy of Sally Frederick Tudor, 2008 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069747


My Paternal 1st. Grand Uncle, John Jerry Mazac, Moravian

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

Elizabeth “Bessie” Annie (my grandmother), and siblings,  John, Effie, and Frank Mazac, Williamson County, Texas, c.1912

MAZAC Family Farm, John Jerry Mazac and his niece, Agnes Rainie Frederick, Granger, Williamson, Texas, c. 1920’s

Bessie (Mazac) Frederick and daughter, Agnes Rainie Frederick, and brother, John Mazac, Granger, Williamson, Texas, c. 1917

Jan & Marie 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 (baby-Vlasta), Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

John Jerry Mazac
Birth: Jan. 6, 1899
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1966
Williamson County
Texas, USA

My first paternal grand uncle, John Jerry Mazac, son of Jan “John” & Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac. Czech-Moravian Catholic.

He married Matilda “Tillie” Krampota on 3 November 1925 in Williamson county, Texas. She was the daughter of Josef “Joe” & Agnes (Kalinec) Krampota.

Father of Raymond John Mazac, of Taylor, Texas, and Elizabeth Agnes Mazac (Orr).


name:John Mazac
relationship to head of household:Son
residence:Justice Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas
marital status:Single
race :White
immigration year:
father’s birthplace:Austria
mother’s birthplace:Austria
family number:231
page number:17
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self John Mazac M 47y Austria
wife Mary Mazac F 48y Austria
son Robert Mazac M 19y Austria
sonJoe Mazac M 18y Austria
dauMary Mazac F 16y Texas
dau Bessie Mazac F 13y Texas
dau Emma Mazac F 12y Texas
dau Eva Mazac F 11y Texas
son John Mazac M 10y Texas
dau Bertha Mazac F 9y Texas
dau Olga Mazac F 8y Texas
son Frank Mazac M 7y Texas
dau Vlaster Mazac F 6y Texas

name:John Mazac
residence:, Williamson, Texas
estimated birth year:1899
relationship to head of household:Son
marital status:Single
father’s birthplace:Moravia
mother’s birthplace:Moravia
film number:1821857
digital folder number:4390329
image number:00435
sheet number:25
Household Gender Age Birthplace
selfJohn MazacM56yMoravia
wifeMary MazacF57yMoravia
sonJohn MazacM21yTexas
dauOlga MazacF18yTexas
sonFrank MazacM17yTexas
dauVlasta MazacF16yTexas
selfJack CookM22yTexas
wife Amanda CookF17yTexas


first name:John
middle name:
last name:Mazac
name suffix:
birth date:6 January 1899
social security number:456-28-7529
place of issuance:Texas
last residence:Williamson, Texas
zip code of last residence:76530
death date:15 July 1966
estimated age at death:67
Citing this Record
“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J12K-QM6 : accessed 29 Sep 2012), John Mazac, 15 July 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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

Matilda “Tillie ” (Krampota) Mazac (1902 – 1955)

Holy Cross Cemetery
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row 13

Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Feb 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24312364

My Paternal Moravian Second Great Grandmother, Annie Marie (Skybarove) Mazac

English: Kroměříž Archbishop's Palace, Moravia...

Jiriho/Jiri “George” Mazac~~My Paternal Second Great Grandfather (texastudorsmemorials.wordpress.com)

Česky: Moderní verze historického znaku Moravy.
Česky: Moderní verze historického znaku Moravy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Birth: 1844, Usti, Vsetine, Moravia
Death: 1925, Usti, Vsetine, Moravia
Married Jiriho (Jiri) “Georg” Mazac in 1862 in Moravia. Annie was a Homemaker and Catholic.
She and Jiri had my paternal great Grandfather, Jan “John” Mazac.
source: Mazac Family History book from Mazac Family Descendants Reunions, transcribed by Sally Frederick Tudor, President 1995-1998 Annual Mazac Family Reunion, Circleville, Williamson, Texas.So far, I have not found any information on the location of their burial site in Moravia.

Family links:
Jiriho/Jiri Mazac (1843 – 1923)


Pavel “Paul” Mazac (1862-1917)
Jan “John” Mazac (1863 – 1931)

Specifically: Burial cemetery unknown
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jun 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91945280

Jiriho/Jiri “George” Mazac~~My Paternal Second Great Grandfather~~Moravia

Jiri & Jan Mazac(Macek) from here

Jiriho (Jiri) “George” Mazac

Birth: 1843, Usti, Vsetin, Morava, Czech Republic 
Death: 1923, Usti, Vsetin, Morava, Czech Republic 
Jiriho or Jiri “George” Mazac also spelled Macek.

Nationality: Moravian Born: 1843 Usti, Vsetin, Moravia.

Christened: 1879 Usti, Vsetine, Morava.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

Died in 1923 in Usti, Vsetin, Morava.

Married to Annie Marie Skybarove in 1862 in Morava.

He was a farmer, she was a homemaker.

He was my 2nd. Paternal Great Grandfather.

Jiri and Annie had Jan “John” Mazac (also Macek) baptized in 1865 in Sobotiste, Seneca, Slovakia; and Pavel “Paul” Mazac also spelled Pawel Macek, also baptized in Sobotiste, Seneca, Slovakia in 1869.

My Paternal Great Grandfather, Jan “John” Mazac, their son and his wife, Annie Marie “Mary”(Dudika) Mazac emigrated from Moravia in June 1892 to Castle Garden, New York, New York in August 1892.

Moved to Granger, Williamson County, Texas.~~~source Mazac Family History book from Mazac Family Reunions, transcribed by Sally Frederick Tudor, President 1995-1998 Mazac Annual Family Reunion, in Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1998.

So far, I have found no record of where in Moravia, that Jiri and Annie (Skybarove)Mazac are buried.

Family links:

Spouse: Annie Marie Skybarove Mazac (1844 – 1925)

Children: Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931) 

Burial:Specifically: Believed to be buried in Vsetin, Moravia, Exact location unknown 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Record added: Jun 15, 2012

Find A Grave Memorial# 91945231 

My Paternal Moravian Second Great Grandmother, Evy “Eve” (Chlevestanove) Dudika

Male and female Moravian Slovak costumes worn ...

Birth: 1843, Mala Bystrici, Novy Jiovin, Moravia
Death: 1925, Hrozenkova, Moravia
My Paternal Second Great Grandmother, Evy “Eve” (Chlevestanove) Dudika (also spelled Dudik).
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.Family links:
Tomas Dudika (1842 – 1922)

Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
Note: Buried in Moravia

Specifically: Burial site unknown
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104714880
RIP, dear Second Great Grandmother

Historical map of Great Moravia
Historical map of Great Moravia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Kroměříž Archbishop's Palace, Moravia...
English: Kroměříž Archbishop’s Palace, Moravia, Czech Republic