Birth: Apr. 20, 1892, Czech Republic
Death: Mar. 9, 1947
My paternal grandfather, born in Mala Lhota, Vsetina, Moravia on April 20, 1892. No middle name, when he joined the service he used F. for his middle name, because they told him that he had to have one. (His headstone birth date is not accurate-he was born in 1892 according to his citizenship papers and my Aunt, his daughter). He was also known as Karel Fredrich and Charles Fredrick.
Emigrated: 1894 from Czechoslavakia, according to the 1930 U.S. Census for Harris County, Texas. Last known residence was Pusta Polom, Ostrava, Moravian-Silesia.
His daughter, Agnes Rainie (Frederick) Christ, told me that he emigrated to reside with his Uncle Joe Frederick, of Austin, Travis County, Texas. Uncle Joe had to sponsor him in order for him to come to the United States. When he sponsored him, that meant that he would promise to support him until he found work, and help him find work. Then, in later years she revealed to me that Joe Frederick might not have been his uncle. I still believe that he was born out of wedlock. We will never know for sure, because anyone who knew the truth would never tell, and they are all deceased now. The Moravians hated the Germans, so I also speculate that he was German.
Married Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac on October 12, 1914 at the SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, in Granger, Williamson County, Texas.
Name: Charlie Frederick
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
Charles & Bessie were Catholic, and attended church in Granger & Crosby, Texas.
Father of Agnes “Rainie” Frederick (Christ), Leroy Eugene “Lee” Frederick, Juanita Elizabeth “Punkin” Frederick (Christ), Woodrow “Woody”, and Charles “Charlie” Frederick Jr.
He was a Farmer, Cobbler, and a Teacher.
Grandpa Charlie or “Charles” Frederick or “Karel” Fredrich was a lifelong member of the S.P.J.S.T.
Served in the Czech-Slovak Army for the United States in World War I, in France. Charlie earned his U.S. Citizenship serving in the war.
FREDERICK, CHARLES, SERVED IN THE CZECH-SLOVAK LEGIONS ARMY, DURING WORLD WAR I, IN FRANCE FOR UNITED STATES AND “ALLIES”. CHARLIE RECEIVED HIS UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP IN 1918 FOR SERVICE IN THE ARMY. ARMISTICE DAY WAS ON THE 11 NOV. 1918, WHEN WORLD WAR I ENDED. AFTER FOUR SEEMINGLY ENDLESS YEARS OF TRENCH WARFARE AND ENORMOUS CASUALTIES ON BOTH SIDES, AN ARMISTICE WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE “ALLIES” AND “GERMANY”.
residence: Taylor, Williamson, Texas
estimated birth year:1892
relationship to head of household:Self
digital folder number:4390329
name: Charlie Fredrick
residence: 210 DAVIS STREET, Taylor, Williamson County, 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
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.
event place:Precinct 3, Houston, Harris, Texas
estimated birth year:1893
relationship to head of household:Head
enumeration district number:0188
sheet number and letter:8B
nara publication:T626, roll 2352
digital folder number:4547975
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Charles Fredrick M 37 Czechoslovakia
wife Bissie Fredrick F33 Texas
daughter Rainnie Fredrick F 14 Texas
daughter Juanita Fredrick F 12 Texas
son Woodroe Fredrick M 8 Texas
son Leroy Fredrick M 4 Texas
sonCharlie Fredrick M 1 Texas
“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H1JJ-VN2 : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Charles Fredrick, Precinct 3, Harris, Texas; citing enumeration district (ED) 0188, sheet 8B, family 158, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2352
Name: Charles Frederick
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 09 Mar 1947
Event Place: Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1892
Birthplace: , Europe
Father’s Name: Joe Frederick
Certificate Number: 12121
GS Film number: 2218567
Digital Folder Number: 005145064
Image Number: 01992
Citing this Record
“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3SS-NZY : accessed 02 Apr 2014), Charles Frederick, 09 Mar 1947; citing certificate number 12121, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2218567.
Died on 9 March 1947 of Stomach Cancer in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)
Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
Juanita Elizabeth Frederick Christ (1915 – 2011)
Jerome Frederick (1919 – 1919)
Woodrow Frederick (1921 – 1991)
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Charles Frederick (1928 – 1993)
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069788
Charlie and Bessie Frederick on their wedding day, 12 October 1914, Williamson County, Texas.