A video project – 1612 Bohemia to 1985 Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee…

J. Samuel Rasnake (Fall 2009)


 
I’m in the midst of a mammoth (for me) video project: my Father’s telling of a family history – thirteen generations – beginning with Andreaß Rierschenck (1612 Bohemia to Germany to Yorktown to Glade Hollow in Russell County of Southwest Virginia) … Dad has spent decades researching and drafting a written version, so the subject is one he holds close.
 
 
He’s not in good health, but this project is important to him. And for that reason – important to me on many levels.
 
 
This is only one phase of a larger plan to recount a multi-tiered history.

 
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Andreaß Rierschneckh, born 1612 (Bohemia, Austria)

Andreas Rierschneck, b.1653 (Germany)

Johann Matthias Rierschneck, b.1682 (Germany)

Johann Georg Rierschneck, b.1725 (Germany)

Johann Jacob Raresnake, b.1752, (Irsingen, Germany)

Johann Jacob Raresnake (Junior), b.1788 (Shenandoah County, Virginia)

George Rasnake, b.1813 (Russell County, Virginia)

Jacob William Rasnake, b.1839 (Russell County, Virginia)

Pleasant Sylvester Rasnake, b.1869 (Russell County, Virginia)

John Ezra Rasnake, b.1897 (Russell County, Virginia)

John Samuel Rasnake, b.1932 (Russell County, Virginia)

John Samuel Rasnake, II, b.1954 (Outer Banks, North Carolina)

Ryan Jacob Russell Rasnake, b.1985 (Bristol, Tennessee)

~ by samofthetenthousandthings on June 3, 2012.

3 Responses to “A video project – 1612 Bohemia to 1985 Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee…”

  1. Fascinating

  2. It’s a very personal project, Michael – but I think it has, at least in some ways, a universal appeal.

  3. This is also my family too. I am from George W. Rasnakes line back through Jacob William Rasnake. I am so happy to find the family history here being saved for generations.

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