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

ANNA WOSTA FAMILY

Anna (maiden name unknown) WOSTA born 1 July 1839 Austria/Poland- dd. 30 March 1920 Burial Immanuel Cemetery Portland, TN. (Husband’s name is unknown, he died before Immigration of the family) NY City 1890 Immigration gives one Anton Wosta from Bohemia as immigrant in 1890 to Cleveland Ohio- where he stayed. There are few Wosta records found.  Photo of Wosta Family.

Children :
1. Caroline WOSTA born 1869 Bohemia married ____ Malif (listed as a widow in 1920 Cook Co. Ill. census
2. Frank WOSTA born 3 Sept 1873 Bohemia - 17 Mar 1923 Portland, TN.
3. Ignatia G. WOSTA born 26 Jan 1875 Bohemia dd. 14 May 1965 Toledo, Ohio married Mary Burysek (daughter of Mr. BURYESEK and wife Marie ) born 15 July 1882 - dd 22 Sept 1960 Both are buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Portland, TN. Before moving to Ohio, they owned the farm where the TGT Gas Plant (TGT Road) in Portland now sits. Their children were:

  1. Victor WOSTA b.20 Nov 1905 Portland, TN. - dd 7 Feb 1977 Toledo Ohio . Married Glennie (?) born 2 Sept 1914-dd Feb 1967

  2. Frank WOSTA b. 19 Dec 1906 Tn. dd. 29 Apr 1988 Franklin, KY. Buried Immanuel Cemetery. Married Katherine NESVARBA (daughter of Willie Nesvarba and Mary Mazanec) born 1925 Simpson County, Ky. Katherine married Jr. Helton after Frank Wosta’s death. They had no children.

  3. Ignata WOSTA b. 5 Oct 1909 - dd. 16 Jun 1920 Portland. Buried Immanuel Cemetery

  4. Augusta WOSTA “Gussie” married Charles -- ?? --

  5. Richard A. WOSTA b. 26 Mar 1911 Tn - dd.22 Nov 1974 Toledo, Ohio . Married Lois Walters born 2 Sept 1914 dd. 20 Mar 1991

  6. Lilly WOSTA b. 12 May 1916 Tn-dd. 29 Apr 1993 Toledo Ohio. Married John Sharon.

  7. Tillie WOSTA B. ? -- d ? married ___ Warsick

  8. Tonie WOSTA b. ? -- d.? married Orville Yeager

  9. Anna WOSTA, twin to Mary, married ____Antelek , dd 12 Jan 1991 Toledo, Ohio

  10. Mary WOSTA, twin to Annie married ____Svacier dd. 18 July 1993

4. Mary Wosta born 1880 Bohemia married Vaclav WESLER 18 Jan 1896 Cook Co. ILL


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