My Paternal Moravian Great Granduncle, Robert Albert Mazac, Sr.

[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 on Ellis Island, New York, and went by ship to Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. They were hardworking farmers who settled in the Granger, Corn Hill, and Taylor, Texas areas of Williamson County. courtesy of the “1995 Mazac Reunion Book” held by Sally Frederick Tudor, Houston, Harris, Texas
Birth:  Mar. 20, 1890, Usti, Vsetine, Moravia
Death:  Feb. 24, 1983
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Name:Robert Mazek
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Spouse’s Name:Sophia Pavelka
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Event Date:22 May 1911
Event Place:Williamson County, Texas
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Marital Status:Unknown
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Spouse’s Marital Status:Single
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number:M00021-0
System Origin:Texas-VR
GS Film number:1007905
Reference ID:2:3X5L1RX
Citing this Record
“Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXSY-YQS : accessed 03 Apr 2013), Robert Mazek and Sophia Pavelka, 22 May 1911.

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Emigrated from Moravia in November 1891. LEO BACA’S BOOK ON CZECH IMMIGRATION: MARIE MAZAC, AGE 29, ARRIVED ON JAN. 19, 1892 IN NEW YORK ON THE SHIP EIDER FROM MORAVIA, WITH ROZALIE AGE 8, ROBERT AGE 2, AND JOSEF AGE 1/2 [6 MONTHS] BOUND FOR TEXAS. IMMIGRATION PAPERS SHOW MAZAC, MARIE, DCERA TOMASE DUDIKA, DOMKARE V MALE BYSTRICI A JEHO MANZELKY EVY CHLEVESTANOVE.

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Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States

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Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States

Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
  Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophie Pavelka Mazac (1891 – 1965)
Married: 22 May 1911 in Granger, Williamson, Texas

 Children:
  Mary Mazac (1923 – 1923)
  Adolph Mazac (1926 – 1988)
 
 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)
  Joseph Frank Mazac (1891 – 1959)
 Johnny #2 Mazac (1893 – 1898)
  Marie Mazac Motloch (1894 – 1968)
  Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
  Eva Christine Mazac McCord (1896 – 1975)
  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:
Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery
Schulenburg
Fayette County
Texas, USA
Created by: Skip Farrow
Record added: Jan 28, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124296651

 

My Paternal Moravian Great Grandmother, Annie Marie “Mary” Dudika Mazac

Annie Marie "Mary" (Dudika) Mazac, Rosie Havelka (Nemec), & her Mom-Rozalie (Mazac) Havelka

Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac, Rosie Havelka (Nemec), and her mom, Rozalie (Mazac) Havelka, at train station in Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1920’s.

Birth:  Jun. 2, 1862, Hrozenkova, Vsetine, Moravia
Death:  Mar. 21, 1939
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Family links:  
 Parents:
  Tomas Dudika (1842 – 1922)
  Evy Chlevestanove Dudika (1843 – 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
 
 Children:
  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)
  Joseph Frank Mazac (1891 – 1959)
  Johnny #2 Mazac (1893 – 1898)
  Marie Mazac Motloch (1894 – 1968)
  Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
  Eva Christine Mazac McCord (1896 – 1975)
  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)

Inscription:
“MARIE MAZAC, NAR, CERVEN 2, 1862, which means Born on April 2, 1862, and ZEM, BREZNA 21, 1939”
(which means Born on April 2, 1862, and ZEM, BREZNA 21, 1939), which is Czech for Died on March 21, 1939.

Burial:

Holy Cross Cemetery
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21074105

My Paternal Great Grandmother, Daughter of Tomas “Tom” Dudika (also spelled as Dudik) & Evy “Eve” (Chlevestanove) Dudika of Mala Bystrici, Novy Jiovin, Moravia.

Wife of Jan “John” Mazac, Mother of 20 children.

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Emigrated on 19 January 1892 from Moravia to Ellis Island, New York, New York, then by ship to Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. Settled in Williamson County, Texas with her husband, John Mazac.

[LEO BACA’S BOOK ON CZECH IMMIGRATION: MARIE MAZAC, AGE 29, ARRIVED ON JAN. 19, 1892 IN NEW YORK ON THE SHIP EIDER FROM MORAVIA, WITH ROZALIE AGE 8, ROBERT AGE 2, AND JOSEF AGE 1/2 [6 MONTHS] BOUND FOR TEXAS. IMMIGRATION PAPERS SHOW MAZAC, MARIE, DCERA TOMASE DUDIKA, DOMKARE V MALE BYSTRICI A JEHO MANZELKY EVY CHLEVESTANOVE.]

Settled in Granger, Taylor, and Corn Hill, Williamson County, Texas areas.

Children: Rosalie, Albert, Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnnie, Robert Albert, Frank, Johnny #2, Marie, Elizabeth Annie (Bessie), Emma, Effie, Eva, John Joseph, Alberta “Bertha”, Olga, Frank Joseph, and Vlasta Mary Mazac.

Loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.

Hardworking Czech-Moravian, farmer’s wife, and a devout Catholic.

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LEO BACA’S BOOK ON CZECH IMMIGRATION: MARIE MAZAC, AGE 29, ARRIVED ON JAN. 19, 1892 IN NEW YORK ON THE SHIP EIDER FROM MORAVIA, WITH ROZALIE AGE 8, ROBERT AGE 2, AND JOSEF AGE 1/2 [6 MONTHS] BOUND FOR TEXAS. IMMIGRATION PAPERS SHOW MAZAC, MARIE, DCERA TOMASE DUDIKA, DOMKARE V MALE BYSTRICI A JEHO MANZELKY EVY CHLEVESTANOVE.

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Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States

ELLIS ISLAND – HISTORY
“From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system. 
Before being designated as the site of the first Federal immigration station by President Benjamin Harrison in 1890, Ellis Island had a varied history. The local Indian tribes had called it “Kioshk” or Gull Island. Due to its rich and abundant oyster beds and plentiful and profitable shad runs, it was known as Oyster Island for many generations during the Dutch and English colonial periods. By the time Samuel Ellis became the island’s private owner in the 1770’s, the island had been called Kioshk, Oyster, Dyre, Bucking and Anderson’s Island. In this way, Ellis Island developed from a sandy island that barely rose above the high tide mark, into a hanging site for pirates, a harbor fort, ammunition and ordinance depot named Fort Gibson, and finally into an immigration station. 
While most immigrants entered the United States through New York Harbor (the most popular destination of steamship companies), others sailed into many ports such as Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco and Savannah, Miami, and New Orleans. The great steamship companies like White Star, Red Star, Cunard and Hamburg-America played a significant role in the history of Ellis Island and immigration in general. First and second class passengers who arrived in New York Harbor were not required to undergo the inspection process at Ellis Island. Instead, these passengers underwent a cursory inspection aboard ship; the theory being that if a person could afford to purchase a first or second class ticket, they were less likely to become a public charge in America due to medical or legal reasons. The Federal government felt that these more affluent passengers would not end up in institutions, hospitals or become a burden to the state. However, first and second class passengers were sent to Ellis Island for further inspection if they were sick or had legal problems. 
This scenario was far different for “steerage” or third class passengers. These immigrants traveled in crowded and often unsanitary conditions near the bottom of steamships with few amenities, often spending up to two weeks seasick in their bunks during rough Atlantic Ocean crossings. Upon arrival in New York City, ships would dock at the Hudson or East River piers. First and second class passengers would disembark, pass through Customs at the piers and were free to enter the United States. The steerage and third class passengers were transported from the pier by ferry or barge to Ellis Island where everyone would undergo a medical and legal inspection.” 

source: http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island_history.asp

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Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States

St.Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Williamson, Texas

Member of the St.Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Williamson County, Texas. Mary & John Mazac helped build the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, in Granger, Williamson County, Texas. I wish that I could have known her. I cannot fathom how horrible it would be to have five of your sons die. They died before they left Moravia. My poor great grandmother survived six weeks aboard a ship from Moravia. With the crowded, hot, and unsanitary conditions aboard a ship with your four little children. They were very poor, so I don’t know how they came up with the money for passage to America. I would have been terrified. They left to come to America for a “new life” where they had freedom from the cold winters, and to fulfill the American dream of owning their own property. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” lured them to America. Family and land were everything to them. They were good, hard working Catholics, and worked for everything that they had. They grew their own food in their garden, and were farmers.

Name Annie Marie Dudika Mazac
Maiden Name Dudika
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1939
Event Place Granger, Williamson, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 02 Jun 1862
Death Date 21 Mar 1939
Affiliate Record Identifier 21074105
Cemetery Holy Cross Cemetery
Citing this Record

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-T1RN : 11 July 2016), Annie Marie Dudika Mazac, 1939; Burial, Granger, Williamson, Texas, United States of America, Holy Cross Cemetery; citing record ID 21074105, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

My Paternal Great Uncle, Joseph “Joe” Frank Mazac

Joe Frank Mazac and his brother-in-law, Charlie F. Frederick, Granger, Williamson County, TX, 12 Oct. 1914. Charlie, was my paternal grandfather.

Birth: Sep. 1, 1891
Ustecky (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic

Death: Feb. 4, 1959
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA 

Grandparents: Jiriho/Jiri “George” Mazac and Annie Marie (Skybarove) Mazac.

Parents: Jan “John” Mazac and Annie Marie “Mary” Dudika Mazac.

Emigrated from Moravia in November 1891.

Emigration papers for Josef Mazac, born 1 September 1891, Moravia. Immigrated 19 Jan. 1892, Ellis Island, New York, New York.

SOURCE: LEO BACA’S BOOK ON CZECH IMMIGRATION:
MARIE MAZAC, AGE 29, ARRIVED ON JAN. 19, 1892 IN NEW YORK ON THE SHIP EIDER FROM MORAVIA, WITH ROZALIE AGE 8, ROBERT AGE 2, AND JOSEF AGE 1/2 [6 MONTHS] BOUND FOR TEXAS. IMMIGRATION PAPERS SHOW MAZAC, MARIE, DCERA TOMASE DUDIKA, DOMKARE V MALE BYSTRICI A JEHO MANZELKY EVY CHLEVESTANOVE.

Wife: Hermina “Minnie” Kosparek. Married 28 October 1913, Granger, Williamson county, Texas.

Children: Albert Adolph Mazac, Elizabeth “Ella” Mazac (Volek), and Jerome A. “Jerry” Mazac.

 

name: Joe Frank Mazac

event: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
gender: Male
birth date: 10 Dec 1891
nara publication title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas
nara publication number:
arc identifier: 576252
film number: 4150748
digital folder number: 004150748
image number: 01508
Citing this Record:
“United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPG1-V2L : accessed 19 Nov 2012), Joe Frank Mazac, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm 4150748.

name: Joe Frank Mazac
death date: 04 Feb 1959
death place: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
gender: Male
race: White
death age: 67 years
estimated birth date:
birth date: 01 Sep 1891
birthplace: Czechoslovakia
marital status: Widowed
spouse’s name:
father’s name: John Mazac
father’s birthplace:
mother’s name:
mother’s birthplace:
occupation: Cemetery Sexton St. Marys
place of residence: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
cemetery: St. Mary’s Cemetery
burial place: Taylor, Texas
burial date: 06 Feb 1959
additional relatives: X
film number: 2115875
digital film number: 4166793
image number: 1863
reference number: cn 11814
Source Citation
“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDXY-J4D : accessed 06 Aug 2012), Joe Frank Mazac, 04 Feb 1959; citing reference cn 11814, State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas.

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

Joe Frank Mazac (back row, last on right), and his wife in front of him, Hermina “Minnie” (Kasparek) Mazac, 1913, Granger, Williamson County, TX.

Spouse:
Hermina Kasparek Mazac (1891 – 1959)

Children:
Albert Adolph Mazac (1914 – 1997)
Elizabeth Matilda Mazac Volek (1917 – 1997)
Jerome A. Mazac (1921 – 2008)

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)
Johnny #2 Mazac (1893 – 1898)
Marie Mazac Motloch (1894 – 1968)
Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
Eva Christine Mazac McCord (1896 – 1975)
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: 
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section E R33 02 

Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26687975

 

My Paternal Great Moravian Grandfather, Jan “John”MAZAC

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My paternal great grandfather.

Son of Jiriho/Jiri “Georg” Mazac & Annie Marie (Skybarove) Mazac of Moravia. Husband of Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac.

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Emigrated in August 1891 from Vsetin, Moravia to Ellis Island, New York, New York on 10 October 1891, and then by ship to Galveston, Galveston, Texas.

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Galveston, Galveston, Texas, 2017

COPY OF IMMIGRATION PAPERS FROM VSETIN, MORAVIA:

SHOW: MAZAC, JAN, DELNIK NA VSETINE, SYN JIRIHO MAZACE, DOMKARE V ROKYTNICI A JEHO MANZELKY ANNY SKYVAROVE. 1 ZARI 1891 IS THE DATE FILED TO LEAVE MORAVIA AND ENTER THE U.S.A.]

[LISTED IN BOOK SEVEN OF LEO BACA’S BOOKS ON CZECH IMMIGRATION: JAN MAZAC, AGE 29, ARRIVED IN NEW YORK ON BOARD THE SHIP ELBE FROM BOHEMIA ON OCTOBER 10, 1891. CAME BY SHIP TO GALVESTON, TEXAS.]

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

MOVED TO GRANGER,TEXAS ABOUT 1893; LATER MOVED TO CORN HILL, TEXAS ABOUT 1899, AND THEN RETURNED TO GRANGER,TEXAS.

(from right to left) Great Grandpa “Jan”  John & Grandma “Marie” Mary MAZAC, “Emilie Gelner” & “John” Kovar, & Joe Hurta (in back), Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1920’s, photo courtesy of my paternal aunt, Agnes Rainnie Frederick Christ.

Jan & Marie Mazac had five of their sons die, before they emigrated from Moravia. They settled in Granger, Corn Hill, and Taylor areas, in Williamson County, Texas. Father of twenty (20) children. Hard working, honorable, Czech-Moravian, poor tenant farmer.
John helped build the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.  source: 1995 MAZAC Family Reunion Book, held by past reunion president, Sally Frederick Tudor, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 1998-2017

Headstone in the Granger Cemetery reads: JAN MAZAC, NAR, DUBEN 28, 1863, which is Czech for Born on April 28, 1863, and ZEM, KVTNU 3, 1931, which is Moravian for Died on May 3, 1931.

Emigration papers for Josef Mazac, son of Jan and Marie (Dudika)Mazac, 31 Aug. 1891, recorded on 12 September 1947

1900 CENSUS 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 John Mazac
Event Type Death
Event Date 03 May 1931
Event Place , Williamson, Texas, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 28 Apr 1863
Birthplace , Czechoslovakia
Certificate Number 26497
Citing this Record
“Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K33Q-2ZF : 5 December 2014), John Mazac, 03 May 1931; citing certificate number 26497, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,601.

Obit for my Paternal Great Grandfather Mazac. It is written in Czech, and I don’t read Czech. Received posthumously from my Aunt Agnes (Frederick) Christ’s papers. He died 3 May 1931, in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Jan “John” Mazac (large man on right of Model-T with mustache), Williamson County, Texas, 1920.

Birth: Apr. 28, 1863, Moravia, Czechoslovakia

Death: May 3, 1931, Granger, Williamson, Texas, USA 

My Paternal Grandfather, Son of Jiriho/Jiri “George” Mazac (Moravian) & Annie Marie (Skybarove) Mazac of Moravia.

Born: 28 April 1863 in Usti, Vsetin, Moravia.

Husband of Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac.
Emigrated in 1 August 1891 from Usti, Vsetin, Moravia to Castle Garden, New York, New York on 10 October 1891, and then by ship to Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. Migrated by land by covered wagon to Williamson County, Texas area.

They settled in Granger, Corn Hill and Taylor areas, in Williamson County, Texas. Father of twenty (20) children. Hard working, honorable, Moravian Farmers. Everyone in the family worked, if you did not work then you did not eat unless you were sick, disabled, or elderly.
John helped build the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Williamson County, Texas. Member of the SPJST.
[source: 1995 Mazac Family Reunion Book, held by past reunion president, Sally Frederick Tudor, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 1998-2016]

Headstone in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Granger, reads: JAN MAZAC, NAR, DUBEN 28, 1863, which is Czech for Born on April 28, 1863, and ZEM, KVTNU 3, 1931, which is Moravian for Died on May 3, 1931.

1900 CENSUS 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.

1910 Census for Williamson County, Texas:
name: John Mazac
birthplace: Austria
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Justice Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year: 1891
father’s birthplace: Austria
mother’s birthplace: Austria
family number: 231
page number: 16
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self John Mazac M 47y Austria
wife Mary Mazac F 48y Austria
son Robert Mazac M 19y Austria
son Joe Mazac M 18y Austria
dau Mary 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

My family blog: https://mazacgenealogy.wordpress.com/

Family links: 
Parents:
Jiriho/Jiri Mazac (1843 – 1923)
Annie Marie Skybarove Mazac (1844 – 1925)

Spouse:
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

Children:
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 Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
Eva Christine Mazac McCord (1896 – 1975)
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)

Sibling:
Pavil Mazac (1862 – 1917)

[there are no records to prove a positive link]

Burial: 
Holy Cross Cemetery
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21074090

 

Vsetin, Moravia the Homeland of my MAZAC Ancestors

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Vsetín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfsɛciːn]) is a town in Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 28,500 inhabitants and lies on the Vsetínská Bečvariver.

The area around Vsetín, called Vsetínsko, is spread out on the foothills of the Vsetín, Hostýn and Vizovice Highlands around the Bečva River. This area features the remains of log houses and cultural monuments of significant importance mainly in Vsetín itself.

The folk culture has been kept alive by Wallachian song and dance groups for many decades. Originally a small town, Vsetín has become an important centre of industrial, economic, cultural and sports life during the last century.

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Vsetínská Bečva is a river in the Czech Republic, the left tributary of the Bečva River. It originates in the Javorníky mountain range at the elevation of 896 m and flows for 59.38 km to Valašské Meziříčí, where it joins with Rožnovská Bečva to form the Bečva River.

It flows through numerous towns and villages, including Velké Karlovice,Karolinka, Nový Hrozenkov, Halenkov, Huslenky, Hovězí, Janová, Ústí, Vsetín,Jablůnka, Pržno, Bystřička, Jarcová and Valašské Meziříčí.

Adolph Edward Konecny

Emma Strmiska, Matilda & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta Konecny, Granger, TX.

Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Matilda & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta Konecny, Granger, TX.

Birth:  Nov. 21, 1896
Fayetteville
Fayette County
Texas, USA
Death:  Aug., 1982
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Son of Frank Joseph Konecny & Rozalia “Rozara” (Mikulencak) Konecny. Bohemian. Catholic.Husband of Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny.
Father of Mary Gladys Konecny (Barnes).

Grandfather of Paulette Jean Barnes (Smith), and Stacey Michelle Barnes (White) (Welch).

Resided in Harris County, Texas.

Name: Adolph Edward Konecny
Titles and Terms:
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Event Date: 09 Aug 1982
County: Harris
Event Place: Harris, Texas, United States

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Adolph Edward Konecny, Agnes Rainie (Frederick) Christ & Edward “Eddie” John Christ, Austin, Travis, Texas, 1933

Family links:
 Parents:
  Frank Joseph Konecny (1875 – 1953)
  Rozalia Mikulencak Konecny (1870 – 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny (1904 – 1999)
 
 Children:
  Gladys Marie Konecny Barnes (1933 – 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Louis William Konecny (1905 – 1965)**
  William Louis Konecny (1912 – 1957)**
 
**Half-siblings
 
Inscription:
No headstone for Adolph Konecny or wife, Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny
 

 Adolph Konecny & Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny, Crosby, Harris County, Texas, c. 1940's.

Adolph Konecny & Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny, Crosby, Harris County, Texas, c. 1940’s.

Burial:
South Park Cemetery
Pearland
Brazoria County
Texas, USA
 Vlasta, Bessie, Charles, Adolph, Woodrow @ 1709 Cheston Dr, Jacinto City, TX

Vlasta Mary (Mazac)Konecny, Elizabeth Annie Bessie (Mazac)Frederick, Charles Frederick Jr, Adolph Edward Konecny, Woodrow Frederick @ 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas, the home of LeRoy & Jean (Linderman) Frederick, c. 1950’s

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and Adolph Edward Konecny, 9014 Talcott Street, Houston, Texas

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and Adolph Edward Konecny, 9014 Talcott Street, Houston, Texas

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24623088

South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TexasSouth Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas

Frank Joseph Konecny, Bohemian

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Birth:  Jul. 29, 1875, Bohemia
Death:  Aug. 16, 1953
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Father: Charles Karl (Charlie) Konecny
Mother: Mary Katherine Babek 

Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rozalia “Rozara” “Rosina” Mikulencak

Born: 12 Oct. 1870 in Moravia or Bohemia

Died: 19 December 1955 in Austin, Travis, Texas

Burial:
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 4
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27445682

Married: 6 August 1892 in Williamson County, Texas

Name Rozalia Mikulencak Konecny
Maiden Name Mikulencak
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1955
Event Place Taylor, Williamson, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 12 Oct 1870
Death Date 19 Dec 1955
Affiliate Record Identifier 27445682
Cemetery Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Citing this Record “Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKM-LVL4 : 11 July 2016), Rozalia Mikulencak Konecny, 1955; Burial, Taylor, Williamson, Texas, United States of America, Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery; citing record ID 27445682, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
Children:  Adolph Edward Konecny (1896 – 1982)

Joanna Jane Konecny

 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USAFrank Joseph Joe Konecny
 Frank Joseph Joe Konecny
Maintained by: Jeff Gragg
Originally Created by: Kelley Bean
Record added: Feb 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104965316

My Paternal Grand Aunt, Matilda “Tillie” Krampota Mazac

Emma Strmiska, Matilda & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta Konecny, Granger, TX.

Matilda (Krampota) Mazac, Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, and Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Granger, Williamson, Texas, about 1925.

 

Birth:  Mar. 12, 1902
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Jan. 16, 1955
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Josef John Krampota (1874 – 1967)
  Agnes Kalinec Krampota (1880 – 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  John Jerry Mazac (1899 – 1966)

Marriage: 03 Nov 1925 in Granger, Williamson, Texas

Children:
Elizabeth Agnes Mazac 1927–Deceased  •  LVQ1-L6J
Raymond John Mazac 1928–2012  •  LVQ1-LNV

 
Siblings:
  Josef Stepan Krampota (1899 – 1946)
  Ella K. Krampota Loeve (1910 – 2007)

Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row 13
 
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Feb 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24312451

My Paternal First Cousin Once Removed, Raymond John Mazac

Raymond John Mazac

Birth:  Jul. 13, 1928
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Jan. 16, 2012
Temple
Bell County
Texas, USA

Raymond John Mazac

Raymond John Mazac was called home to his Lord and Savior on Jan. 16, 2012.  He passed away unexpectedly at Scott & White Hospital in Temple after being strong and courageous through many years of battling various ailments. 

Raymond was born to John Jerry Mazac and Matilda “Tillie”(Krampota) Mazac on July 13, 1928, in Granger and was baptized and confirmed in the St. Cyril Methodius Catholic Church, in Granger, Williamson, Texas. 

He grew up working in the fields with his family in the small farming community of Granger where he attended Palacky, Moravia and Catholic schools followed by Taylor High School. He later worked as a baker at Spegiel Bakery and Bill-Mar Bakery in Taylor. He was then employed by Texas Power & Light, and later as a steelworker at Alcoa of Rockdale, where he retired after 32 years of service. During a short layoff from Alcoa, Raymond worked as a milkman for Superior Dairies. Additionally, he was a small farm and cattle owner in the San Gabriel area.

In 1950, he joined the United States Army and served as a corporal in the 553rd Field Artillery Observation Battalion, where he was assigned to the Sound Flash Radar Survey and Communication Unit. Additionally, he was a calisthenics instructor for a number of platoons.  He completed his service in the Reserve Army in 1955.

Shirley Wendland and John Mazac Wedding

After returning home from military service, he met and married the love of his life, Shirley Jean Wendland, on Aug. 18, 1956.  The two remained happily married for over 55 years. Together, they raised two caring daughters and gained two son-in-laws who he appreciated for their love and support, and for taking care of his girls. He was later blessed with two wonderful grandsons in whom he instilled good morals and faithful religious practices. He was a proud grandfather who adored his grandsons. He trained them to be responsible and honorable young men. He, along with his faith, molded them into the gentlemen they have become.

Raymond was also blessed with a loving and supportive church family. In 1971, he joined the Taylor Brethren Church where he became actively involved in many church activities. He served on the board of elders, helped cook barbecue for the church fundraisers, and kneaded dough for the locally famous Christian Sisters Kolache Bakes. He attended the Primetimer’s retreats at the Hus Encampment and was an active member of the Adult Sunday School Class. Raymond attended church services faithfully, sitting in the same row for over 35 years.

He also was a member of the Taylor Lions Club, participating in numerous fund drives to support the education and well-being of children.

He was a very serious domino player who enjoyed a good game of 42 with his family and dear friends, playing into the wee hours of the morning. 

His interests always returned him to the outdoors where he enjoyed deer hunting, camping, boating and water skiing. He thoroughly loved spending time at the farm, especially fishing at the river bottom during the late evening. He also enjoyed traveling with family and friends as often as possible.

But the things he loved most were his wife, his family and his church. He adored his wife and was happiest when he was with her, wanting to feel her near him to the bitter end.

Raymond will be remembered as a caring and devoted husband, a generous and loving father, a good father-in-law and fun-loving PaPa, a loyal brother and friend, a true gentleman and a faithful servant of God.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Daniel Wendland. He is survived by his wife Shirley Mazac; daughters Sandra Ging and husband James, and Karen Peschke and husband Walter; grandsons Brandon Keith Peschke and James Bradley Ging; and sister Elizabeth Orr and husband Robert.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Keith Peschke, James Bradley Ging, Donald Ray Kovar, Alvin Loeve, Henry Ripple Jr., Kenneth Schwenke, John Tucker, Logan Tucker and Willie Vrana.

Visitation was held at Condra Funeral Home on Thursday evening, Jan. 19, 2012, from 6-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Taylor Brethren Church, 710 Sloan St. in Taylor. Interment will be in the Taylor City Cemetery.

Contributions and memorials may be made to: Taylor Brethren Church – Vision Fund, P.O. Box 351, Taylor, TX 76574.

Raymond John Mazac

Raymond John Mazac

Burial:
Taylor City Cemetery
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Fourth Addition, Section H

 Raymond John Mazac
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Sep 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21477338

My Paternal First Great Uncle, John Jerry Mazac, Williamson County, Texas

Texas Tudor's Memorials

Bessie, Joe, Effie, & Frank Mazac, 1910, Granger, Williamson County, TexasElizabeth “Bessie”, John, Effie, and Frank Mazac, Granger, TX, c.1912

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

Vlasta Mazac, Agnes Frederick, & 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
Granger
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1966
Granger
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).

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My Paternal Grand Aunt, Hermina “Minnie” (Kasparek) Mazac

Joe Frank Mazac (back row, last on right), and wife Hermina “Minnie” Kasparek Mazac (front row, in front of him), c. 1914, Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

name:Hermina Mazac
death date:28 Jan 1959
death place:Taylor, Williamson, Texas
gender:Female
race:White
death age:68 years
estimated birth date:
birth date:14 Jan 1891
birthplace:Fayetteville, Texas
marital status:Married
spouse’s name:
father’s name:Vinc Kasparek
father’s birthplace:
mother’s name:Veronica Fanek
mother’s birthplace:
occupation:Housewife
place of residence:Taylor, Williamson, Texas
cemetery:St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery
burial place:Taylor, Texas
burial date:30 Jan 1959
additional relatives:X
film number:2115873
digital film number:4166748
image number:2873
reference number:cn 5909
Citing this Record
“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDFY-CLR : accessed 29 Sep 2012), Hermina Mazac, 28 Jan 1959; citing reference cn 5909, State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas.

 

Birth: Jan. 14, 1891
Fayetteville
Fayette County
Texas, USA

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Death: Jan. 28, 1959
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA 

Hermina “Minnie” Kasparek (also spelled Kosparek)
Bohemian daughter of Vencil “Vinc” Kasparek and Veronica Fanek.

Married: Joe Frank Mazac on 28 Oct. 1913 in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Children: Albert Adolf Mazac, Elizabeth “Ella” (Volek), and Jerome “Jerry” A. Mazac of Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.

Name: Hermina Kasparek
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Justice Precinct 2 Fayetteville town, Fayette, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Date: May 1890
Birthplace: Texas
Father’s Birthplace: Bohemia
Mother’s Birthplace: Bohemia
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Vencil Kasparek Head M 50 Bohemia
Anna Kasparek Wife F 24 Bohemia
Rudolf Kasparek Son M 19 Texas
Anton Kasparek Son M 12 Texas
Mary Kasparek Daughter F 17 Texas
Emily Kasparek Daughter F 14 Texas
Hermina Kasparek Daughter F 10 Texas
Anna Kasparek Daughter F 5 Texas
Francis Kasparek Daughter F 1 Texas
Josef Kasparek Son M 3 Texas
District: 32 , Sheet Number and Letter: 6B , Household ID: 126 , Line Number: 71 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T623 , GS Film Number: 1241634 , Digital Folder Number: 004118463 , Image Number: 00506
United States Census, 1900
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3GQ-9RN : accessed 9 February 2015), Hermina Kasparek in household of Vencil Kasparek, Justice Precinct 2 Fayetteville town, Fayette, Texas, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 126, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,634.

name:Hermina Mazac
death date:28 Jan 1959
death place:Taylor, Williamson, Texas
gender:Female
race:White
death age:68 years
estimated birth date:
birth date:14 Jan 1891
birthplace:Fayetteville, Texas
marital status:Married
spouse’s name:
father’s name:Vinc Kasparek
father’s birthplace:
mother’s name:Veronica Fanek
mother’s birthplace:
occupation:Housewife
place of residence:Taylor, Williamson, Texas
cemetery:St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery
burial place:Taylor, Texas
burial date:30 Jan 1959
additional relatives:X
film number:2115873
digital film number:4166748
image number:2873
reference number:cn 5909
Citing this Record
“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDFY-CLR : accessed 29 Sep 2012), Hermina Mazac, 28 Jan 1959; citing reference cn 5909, State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas.

Family links: 

Spouse:
Joe Frank Mazac (1891 – 1959)

Children:
Albert Adolph Mazac (1914 – 1997)
Elizabeth Matilda Mazac Volek (1917 – 1997)
Jerome A. Mazac (1921 – 2008)

Burial: 
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Taylor
Williamson County
Texas, USA

 

Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26688018