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I have been researching Juray (George) Rusnak who was born in Varhonovce, Slovakia in 1904. His father was Jan Rusnak. Juray came to the United states in 1923. He married Mary (Maria) Shimko (Simko)) In Mahoning County, Ohio. He and Maria lived in Campbell, Mahoning County, Ohio from the time he immigrated until his death. His marriage record lists his father as John Rusnak and his mother as Anna Sahoc, but I believe Anna’s last name was Szabol (Sabol). Mary Simko has a brother, John Simko who came to this area prior to 1923. Mary’s parents are listed as John Simko and Anna Bobos on the marriage certificate. I have ship passages for both Maria Simko and Juray Rusnak which matched the information in their naturalization papers. I have not been able to locate any of either Maria and Juray’s parents in Czechoslovakia. Maria Simko was born in Zaluzice, Czechoslovakia. If anyone has any information on this family, I would greatly appreciate any help.



Not sure if I'm related to persons you posted on the message board.  I am a descendant of Michael RUS(Z)NAK born 1882 near Kosice, Slovakia.  He settled near Uniontown, Fayette County, PA.  Married Anna S(Z)TARUCH 1903 in Leisenring, Fayette County, PA.

I have subscriptions to Ancestry, My Heritage, Family Tree, and  Have taken autosomal (non-gender), Y paternal and MT maternal DNA tests.  They are accurate to 4, 10 and 60+ generations, respectively.

Varhonovce village is actually spelled VarhAnovce.  Located about 15 miles north of Kosice.

I have SIMKO, SHIMKO names on my Ancestry family tree and several distant (5th-8th) DNA cousins with those two surnames on their family trees.  Have same for SABOL or SABO.

Zaluzice village is about 10 miles South of Stare, Slovakia where Anna STARUCH was born.

If you or close family have DNA tests it would quickly let us know if we are related or not.  I live in Central Ohio.  My email address is: DGMILLERZ@OUTLOOK.COM.

Link to Microsoft cloud document with research tips:!AkOUbiGGO22jgookF03JKV1DCS_XJA?e=G5IltS.