DESCENDANTS OF MICHAEL POTASNIK

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                           Don Norman

 

1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    Michael Potasnik was born in Poland about 1832 and died there

about 1915.  He married Anna -------.

 

Known children of Michael and Anna Potasnik.

 

  2.  (1). John                    b.Jul 16 1892   d.Jun 15 1968

         m.Mary Knutelski  May 15, 1915

 

  3.  (2). Joseph

         m.Ruby ---------

 

2.JOHN POTASNIK     1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    John Potasnik, a son of Michael and Anna Potasnik, was born

in Poland July 16, 1892 and died in Clay County WV June 15, 1968.

In 1912, John started to the United States and was stopped by the

German police.  In 1914, he succeeded in getting through the

German lines and coming to America.

    John married Mary Knutelski in Pennsylvania May 15, 1915.

Mary, a daughter of George and Mary Knutelski, was born in Poland

March 25, 1896.  She came to America on a ticket furnished by an

aunt in New York.

    The couple lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio before

coming to Widen, WV.

 

Children of John and Mary (Knutelski) Potasnik.

 

  4.  (1). Joe

 

  5.  (2). Virginia

         m.----- Backus

 

  6.  (3). Frank

 

  7.  (4). Ted                     b.Jan 13 1925   d.Jul 31 2001

         m.Anna Marlene Cooper Feb 18 1949

 

  8.  (5). Jane                    b.Jun  5 1927   d.Apr  6 2001

         m.Ellsworth Hemingway

 

  9.  (6). Wanda

         m.----- Hamrick

 

 10.  (7). Frances

         m.------ Colluzzi

 

 11.  (8). David William           b.       1937   d.Mar  2 1995

         m.?

 

 

3.JOSEPH POTASNIK     1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    Joseph Potasnik, a son of Michael and Anna Potasnik, was born

in Poland about 1894 and came to America with his brother John in

1914.  He married Ruby H. Henderson. Ruby, a daughter of Walker W. and

Vernice (Bragg) Hendrson, was born in 1925 and died in Bourg, LA March

11, 2002.

     Sharon Manning Evers remember the family living on Kanawha Street

in Widen, WV.  "Joe played the accordion and spoke Polish; I was

fascinated by that."

 

Known children of Joseph and Ruby Potasnik.

 

 12.  (1). Joseph "Rusty"

 

 13.  (2). Teresa

         m. ----- Matherne

 

7.TED POTASNIK    2.JOHN POTASNIK     1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    Ted Potasnik, a son of John and Mary (Knutelski) Potasnik,

was born in Widen WV January 13, 1925 and died there July 31, 2001. He

married Anna Marlene Cooper February 18, 1949.  Anna, a daughter of

Lambert Myers and Rebecca (Mollohan) Cooper, was born in Clay County

January 12, 1930.

    Ted served in the US Coast Guard in World War II and participated in the D

Day Invasion of France in 1942.

 

Children of Ted and Anna Marlen (Cooper) Potsanik.

 

 14.  (1). John Cooper             b.Dec 13 1952      d. Feb 28 2008

         m.Anna Greathouse

 

 15.  (2). Rebecca Ann             b.May  8 1955

 

 

8.JANE POTASNIK     2.JOHN POTASNIK     1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    Jane Potasnik, a daughter of John and Mary (Knutelski) Potasnik, was

born in Clay County WV June 5, 1927 and died April 6, 2001. She married

Ellsworth Hemingway.

 

Children of Ellsworth and Jane (Potasnik) Hemingway.

 

 16.  (1). Cynthia Lee

         m. Peter Conley

 

11.DAVID WILLIAM POTASNIK    2.JOHN POTASNIK     1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    David William Potasnik, a son of John and Mary (Knutelski)

Potasnik, was born in 1937 and died in Braxton County WV March 2,

1995.  His wife is unknown.

 

Children of David William Potasnik.

 

 17.  (1). Betsy

         m.----- Davis

 

 18.  (2). Steven

 

 

14.JOHN COOPER POTASNIK     7.TED POTASNIK    2.JOHN POTASNIK

1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    John Cooper Potasnik, a son of Ted and Anna Marlen (Cooper) Potsanik, was born in Clay County WV December 13 1952 and died there February 28, 2008. He married Anna Greathouse. The divorced in 1980. He married Sandra (White) Walker.

 

Children of John Cooper and  Anna (Greathouse) Potasnik.

 

 19.  (1). Quincy Leigh             b. May 30 1975

         m.Christopher Reiter Jr. Aug 14 1999

 

 20.  (2). Amber Jane

 

Children of ---- and Sandra (White) Walker.

 

21.        (1). Angie

 

22.        (2). Stephanie

   m. Rick Ahart

 

19.QUINCY LEIGH POTASNIK   14.JOHN COOPER POTASNIK     7.TED POTASNIK    2.JOHN POTASNIK   1.MICHAEL POTASNIK

 

    Quincy Leigh Potasnik, a daughter of John Cooper and  Anna (Greathouse) Potasnik, was born May 30, 1975. She married Christop[her Reiter Jr. August 14, 1999.

 

Child of Christopher Jr. and Quincy Leigh (Postanik) Reiter.

 

 23.  (1). Sparrow Leigh            b. Mar  5 2009

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"Hickory and Lady Slippers", Vol. 3, Book 6

"History of Clay County WV 1989" p.232

Clay County Free Press Mar 15 1995, Oct 13 1999, Apr 11 2001, Aug 8

2001, Mar 27 2002

“claycountywestvirginia.com” Mar 3 2008

Reiter, Quincy (Potasnik), email to Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants Jun 2010