Birth Name: Christopher Michael Settlemire
Place of Birth: Warren, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 9, 1985
*German, smaller amounts of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh (father)
*Polish, Ukrainian, Czech (mother)
Chris Zylka is an American actor. Born Chris Settlemire, he later took Zylka, his mother’s maiden name, as his stage name.
Chris’s father has German, as well as smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. Chris’s mother is of half Polish/Ukrainian and half Czech ancestry. “Zylka” is a Polish surname.
Chris’s paternal grandfather was Ralph Duane Settlemire (the son of Martin Settlemire and Eva G. Kornprobst). Martin was the son of Isaac Perry Settlemire and Arvilla “Anna” Rager. Eva was the daughter of Harry Milton Kornprobst and Emma L. Stout/Stoup.
Chris’s paternal grandmother is Wanda Lou Lattimer (the daughter of Oren Fay Lattimer and Virginia Cunningham). Oren was the son of Roy Jefferson Lattimer and Osie M. Miller. Virginia was the daughter of Chester Branson Cunningham and Mary E. McGrail.
Chris’s maternal grandfather is William Zylka (the son of Metrophan/Mitrofan/Michael Zylka and Anastasia Esther Kozarewski/Kozorewski). Metrophan and Anastasia were both immigrants, of Polish and Ukrainian origin. Metrophan was the son of Makar Zilka and Aleksandra Slewsarweski. Anastasia was the daughter of Dimitro Kozarewski and Feodora Antonuk.
Chris’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Elaine Rosko (the daughter of Michael Rosko, Jr. and Margaret A. Zimomra). Michael was born in Pennsylvania, of Czech descent. Margaret was also born in Pennsylvania, to Czech immigrants, Michael Zimomra and Helena Busmaj Cukalovcak.
Sources: Genealogy of Chris Zylka – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Chris’s paternal grandfather, Ralph Duane Settlemire (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Eva G. (Kornprobst) Settlemire – http://www.tributes.com
Chris’s maternal great-grandparents, Metrophan/Mitrofan/Michael Zylka and Anastasia Esther Kozarewski, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret A. Zimomra – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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