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* The "Rusnak / Reynolds" Family Page*

Updated October 28, 2012

To my best research & findings, I think my great, great grandfather John Rusnak may have originaly spelled his name with two "s", and my Grandfather Walter Fred Rusnak started spelling it with only one? I have not been able to confirm this however most of the documentation I have for John is spelled with two s's.

I am in the Paternal Haplogroup R1a "the Metal Workers" and think we are Carpatho-Rusyns or Czecho-Slovakia (Hungarian)- Rusnak meaning "Rusyn" in Hungarian The "Rusnak" name goes back to The Carpathian Mountains which once served as the border between Poland and Hungary, also nearby Slovakia, Austria & the Ukraine.

With constant changing boundaries and being ignored by many different governments, the area was AKA - No-Mans Land of Austria-Hungary. Today this territory is known as Poland, Slovakia, & the Ukraine.

Some of the family elders are listed below, along with any known State associations. We have over 1,750 names in our Family tree & would love to return the favor & share research if possible.

John Russnak, ? (Burgenhofen / Bruggerhof, Austria)
George Rusnak, late 1880's- Mid 1950's (Ohio, Hungary ?)
Walter Fred Rusnak, 1917-1997 (Ohio)
John Dale Mitchell 1868- 1948 & Wife Nora, parents to
Joseph H Mitchell Sr, 1916-1983 (Chatham/ Danville Virginia)
William Martin 1650 (England)
General Joseph Martin 1740-1808 (VA)
Edward Lawrence Reynolds Sr, 1882-1963 (Con, Reynolds Sid)
Blanchard Gray, 1869-1957 (Maine, Reynolds Side)
Bartholomew Neuhs, 1859 -1912 (Germany, Reynolds Side)
William Herman Steinecke, 1876 - 1941 (Conn, Reynolds Side)

I am the 6th Great Grandson of Brigadier General Joseph Martin a Surveyor of the Northern Territory and namesake for Martinsville Virginia.

I am also six generations removed from the fourth cousin, Clarissa Martin of John Tyler, IV "The Accidental" 10th President of the United States.


Mark Anthony Rusnak

2101 Brush Hill Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
United States
Fax: 757-233-1536

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