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Founding People & Families of Immanuel Baptist Church
Portland, TN.
Burysek Family

Submitted by Anna Nettles, Church Historian
© 2004

Information Sources: Immanuel Church records 1911-2001, Immanuel Cemetery Records; Personal Accounts of Immanuel Baptist Church Members : Esther Burysek Butler, Lillian Vejr McGee, Marie (Mrs. John) Ferrett; Betty (Clyde) (Mrs. James) Holubicka; Milton & Bea Burysek;

Mrs. Marie BURYSEK Family

The BURYSEK family ended up in Portland, TN. By chance. They were immigrating from Czechoslovakia to Parannah, Brazil and stopped in Portland to visit friend or relatives, liked the land and stayed.

MARIE BURYSEK - Tombstone lists her birth as 1851 - dd. 1920 in Portland. She is buried in Immanuel Cemetery.  Her death certificate has her birth as August 5, 1850, died January 6, 1920.  Her father's name was Josef Kozek, born in Austria and mother's name was Marie Panelka, born in Austria.  Marie's birthplace is listed as Austria.  Her son, Adolph, was the informant.
Her children were :
1. Adolph BURYSEK 1888-1962 married Lillie ERTNER
2. Joseph BURYSEK 1888- 1963 married Christia HRADEK
3. Mary BURYSEK 1882-1960 married Ignatz WOSTA  

1.  Adolph and Lillie BURYSEK Family
Born 16 Jan 1882 - dd 3 Sept 1963, married Lillie ERTNER b. 6 May 1888 - dd. 11 Aug.1970 both buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Portland, Tn.
Their children:

  1. Robert BURYSEK 21 Aug 1908- Aug 1986 Nashville Tn.  Married first to Mollie Stewart, married second to Ollie Chisolm 
  2. Albert BURYSEK born 4 June 1913 - dd. Oct 1970 Nashville,TN.  Married AnnaBell (?)
  3. Esther BURYSEK born 1916 married Lawrence Albert BUTLER of Lake Townsend, Ohio.
  4. Ruth BURYSEK born 1911 married Harvey Mathias
  5. Wesley BURYSEK born 1910 married 1. Joyce (?)
    Wife 2. Marilyn (?) dd after 1974
    Wife 3. Evelyn (?)
  6. William BURYSEK died as an infant

1920 US Census Robertson County, TN. Dist. 1 #36
BURYSEK, Adolph w/m 39 b Russia/Poland  Father Bohemia  Mother Bohemia
Lillie E wife 32 b Russia/Poland
Robert son 11 Tennessee
Albert son 7 Tennessee
Ester dau 3 4/12 Tennessee

1930 US Census Robertson County, TN. Dist. 1 #14/14
BURYSEK, Adolph 49 born Russia Occ. Farmer
Lillie E. 41 wife
Robert 21 son
Albert 16 son
Esther 14 dau
Ruth 9 dau
Wesley 1/12 son

2.  Joseph and Christia BURYSEK Family
Born 20 April 1888 - dd. 2 July 1963 Simpson County, Ky. Married Christia HRADEK b. 1890/1 -- dd. 26 May 1976 Ky. Married before Dec 1908. Immigrated 1902 from Poland. Their children: from Immanuel Church Records, Census & Family Notes:

  1. Rosa BURYSEK b. 25 Sept 1909 - dd. 18 Nov 2001 Bowling Green, Ky. Married Charlie NESVARBA 12 March 1932
  2. Jerry E. BURYSEK b. 10 April 1912- dd. 24 Nov.1998 Franklin, KY.  Married Frances CAUDILL
  3. Millie BURYSEK b. ?- dd?  Married Randal F. HENDRICK
  4. Ayer BURYESEK (church records only info on this one)
  5. Bertha BURYSEK b. -- married Howard BREWER
  6. Miles BURYSEK b. 7 Dec. 1916- dd. 28 July 1988 Robertson County, TN.
    Married  1. Sue GROVES b.?-dd. 31 Oct 1955
    Wife 2. Eva Nell GROVES b. ?- dd. 28 July 1988 Robertson County, TN.
  7. Willie T. BURYSEK b. 5 Feb 1920- dd. 16 Jun 200 Portland, TN. Married Margaret Alice DAVIS
  8. Josephine BURYSEK b.?- married 1.__?. Married 2. James MAGUIRE
  9. Alice BURYSEK b. - married Claude WALKER
  10. Dan BURYSEK b. dd. 2002? Married Evelyn BENYAN who dd.1974/5
  11. Stanley BURYSEK b. / dd. Married Rita JACKSON
  12. Helen BURYSEK b. / dd. Married James RAINWATER dd. Bef. 24 Feb. 1991
  13. Violet BURYSEK b./dd/ married Ralph LOCKHART
  14. Bernice Loraine BURYSEK b. 20 Feb 1932 - dd. 10 July 1932

1930 Robertson County, TN. Census District 1 Mitchell Road #207/223
BURYSEK, Joe 42 married age 23 Farmer Poland/Poland/Poland/Emm. 1902
Christa 39 wife m @ 20 both speak Czech Poland/Poland/Poland
Jerry M. 18 Farms born in Tn.
Mildred 16 born in Tn.
Miles 14 born in Tn.
Bertha 13 born in Tn.
Willie 10 born in Tn.
Alice 8 born in Tn.
Josephine 6 born in Tn.
Daniel 3 11/12 born in Tn.
Violet 2 2/12 born in Tn.

3.  Mary Burysek - See Wosta Family


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