Hungarians in America

I am a third generation American of Hungarian descent. The Szenasi Family emigrated from Hungary in the 1890s and settled in Texas. I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. My paternal grandfather was full Hungarian, and I am one quarter Hungarian.

Here are my grandparents, Nona and Joe Szenasi. Joe’s parents both immigrated from Hungary. (Nona is Scotch-Irish.)


They had three sons: (l-r) Phil (oldest), Jim (youngest), and Fred (middle).

SES-M2-grammy and boys

Fred married Sharyl Sadler of Cabery, Illinois. These are my parents. I am the middle child. I have an older brother and a younger sister.


I married Ruthanne Mayfield of Dyersburg, Tennessee. (Her family is mostly English and Irish.)