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Founding People & Families of Immanuel Baptist Church
Portland, TN.
Mazanec 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;

JOSEF and KATHERINE MAZANEC FAMILY

Josef MAZANEC - Born 6 Jan 1864 Jicin, Czechoslovakia/Russia Died 20 Nov. 1951 Buried Immanuel Cemetery, Portland TN. Wife: Katherine JANKO Born: 30 May 1872 Czechoslovakia Died 17 April 1945 Buried Immanuel Cemetery, Portland, TN.

Immigrated To U.S.A. May 1903 from Port of Bremen, Germany on the ship NEKAR. 1st made their way to Chicago Ill and then to Portland, TN.

1910 US Census Dist.1 ROBERTSON County, TN. Pt. 2 pg 196B Roll 1516
MAZANEC, Joseph age 50 b. 1859 Bohemia

1930 US Census ROBERTSON COUNTY,TN. District 1 #173/187
MAZANEC, Joseph w/m born 1862 Bohemia married at age 22 Farmer

Katherine wife ?? Married at age 18

CHILDREN:

  1. Joseph MAZANEC born 28 Sept 1889 - dd.Aug 1980
    Married Anna (Hradek?) before 1924 b. 4 July 1893 - dd Oct 1975 Cleveland, Ohio (Sumner County Files list her death as 18 Aug 1982 age 85 Portland- unless there were 2 Anna Mazanec‘s ?)

    Children:
    1. Herbert born 1926
    2. Richard born 25 July 1929

    (Possibly other children)

    1930 US Census Chicago, Cook Co. ,ILL. 2327-164-281
    MAZANEC, Joseph age 34 born Russia married bef 1924
    Anna H. wife 36
    Herbert son age 4
    Richard son age 7/12  (married Cora ---?)

  2. Emil MAZANEC born 1898 dd. Aug. 1981
    Married Mary MILLER (daughter of Josef & Francis Miller) born 1900-died Aug 1979
    Children:
    1,  Helen born 1922
    2.  Freddie born 1928

    1930 US Census Robertson County, TN. District 1 #164-178
    MAZANEC, Emil w/m age 31 Farmer married at age 21
    Mary wife w/f 31
    Helen daughter 9
    Freddie son 1 2/12

  3. James MAZANEC born 1896-8 (twin of Emil?) dd. Feb 1966 Married Martha PROHASKA (daughter of Frank and Sophie Prohaska) born 4 Apr 1903-dd 13 Mar 1961 Buried Immanuel Cemetery
    Children:

    1.  Donald born 1925 married Lila (? Last name not remembered) had two daughters
    2.  Bernice born 1928

    1930 US Census SUMNER County, TN. District 16 #141-143(2 doors down from the Vejr and next to Kratchoville Families)
    MAZANEC, James   w/m   age 34   born Poland   married at age 28 Farmer
    Martha   wife   27 mar. at 21   Keeps house
    Donald   son 5
    Bernice daughter  1 2/12

  4. Mary Mazanec born 1900 Tn. Dd 8 Feb 1988 Warren Co. Ky. Buried Immanuel Cemetery, Portland, TN. Married Willie NESVARBA (1902-1968-- son of Josef Nesvarba and wife Mary)
  5. Edward MAZANEC born 1905 USA Married “a lady from Springfield TN.”
    He had a beautiful singing voice. He and his brothers Emil & Jim, along with Edward Ertner, sang as a quartet.
  6. Rose MAZANEC born 1908 USA. Never married. Sang as part of a trio with Esther Burysek Butler and Ruth Burysek Mathias.

1930 US Census Tennessee ROBERTSON County District 1 #173/187
Old Springfield Hwy. Emm. 1903 from Bohemia
MAZANEC, Joseph w/m age 68 born 1862 Czech. married at age 22 Farmer
Katherine w/f age 58 born 1872 Czech. Mar. at age 18 keeps house
Edward W. son 25, Farms; Rose dau. 21 at home

1930 Chicago, Cook County, Ill Census
MAZANEC, Joseph born 1892 (Luds’k, Volyn, Russia) Boarder in Home of Anton & Anna Polak


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