Chris Zylka

by follers on May 2, 2014

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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, Slovak, Ruthenian/Rusyn (mother)

Chris Zylka is an American actor. Born Chris Settlemire, he later took Zylka, his mother’s maiden name, as his stage name.

Zylka is a Polish surname.

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 Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, and Ruthenian/Rusyn descent.

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, and likely was of Slovak descent. Margaret was also born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael “Mike” Zimomra and Ilona/Helena/Helen Busmaj Csukalovcsak/Cukalovcak, who was from Homonnarokitó (Rokytov pri Humennom, Slovakia), and was of Ruthenian/Rusyn ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris Zylka –

Genealogy of Chris’s paternal grandfather, Ralph Duane Settlemire (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Eva G. (Kornprobst) Settlemire –

Chris’s maternal great-grandparents, Metrophan/Mitrofan/Michael Zylka and Anastasia Esther Kozarewski, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret A. Zimomra –

Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret A. Zimomra, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Passenger record of Chris’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ilona/Helena/Helen Busmaj Csukalovcsak/Cukalovcak –

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madman July 2, 2017 at 4:34 am

I think “Rosko” is a Slovak surname.

bablah July 2, 2017 at 5:15 am

I’m not seeing how this tree is related to Margaret:

This is her tree:

This is her mother Helen’s passenger record:

Line 27 as Ilona Csukalovcsak, nationality Hungary, race Ruthenian, place of birth Homonnarokitó (Rokytov pri Humennom, Slovakia)

Michael and Helen on 1930 census
country czechoslovakia, language russian

There are several Michael Roskos and I’m not sure which one is right, but they all appear to be Slovak.

madman July 2, 2017 at 5:29 am

Rusyns are everywhere!

bablah July 2, 2017 at 6:07 am

Be very afraid!

follers July 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Rootsweb switched the URL on me.

So Zylka’s mother is of Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, and Ruthenian/Rusyn descent?

Zylka has said that his mother is of Russian ancestry.

ann July 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Chris even stated that he’s grandfather was from Kiev, Ukraine. And what mother’s family “all Russian”. Isn’t that weird?

andrew September 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm
neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:44 pm

today i saw him on TWO BROKE GIRLS with 2 friends and one of them said


athelya November 24, 2015 at 7:10 am

very good looking, i can mostly see german.

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

handsome guy

caligurl2 July 2, 2015 at 8:44 am

I can definately see the German and Czech. He looks like a lot of guys on belami.

nataly June 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

i thought he had ukrainian and russian maybe changed

follers June 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

I don’t know why that was claimed. “Zylka” is a Polish surname and “Rosko” isn’t Ukrainian or Russian either. I’m sure some of his ancestors lived in the Russian Empire, though.

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