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|Rysula, Riszula, Rezula
My great great grandfather was named Andrej Rysula and I was told married a woman named Regina. His birth date was about 1838. He emmigrated to the United States about 1883. He and Regina had at least 4 children:
Agnes - Born about 1868
Mary - Born about 1875-1878
Andrej- Born about 1875-1878 (This is my great grandfather)
Matyas-Birth year unknown
I have found these birth year estimates from US census records.
My great grandfather, Andrej born about 1875, emmigrated about 1895, died in 1940 and the death certificate showed his birthplace as Zakopane, Poland. No other records for him give a city of birth, only the countries of Hungary, Austria, and Poland. Andrej also changed his surname from Rysula to Rezula in the United States around the turn of the century. One of his children was originally born with the surname Rysula and then the birth certificate was corrected a couple of weeks later to show both father and child to have surname Rezula. It is unknown why he made this change.
My great grandfather's brother, Matyas, was the father of 2 children in Strocin, Slovakia, about 1910. His name was shown as Matyas Riszula in those church records. Strocin records also show some Rezulas who died around 1881 and who were from Ratulow. Those who died Rezulas were named Joannes and Barbara, born about 1861 and 1865.