Can you take a look on the 1930 census, what "language" for the ancestor?
PANEK vs PANIK. 2 different family surnames in "Czechoslovakia" and found in both republics.
I was leaning toward Myjava, Slovakia as there are PANEKs and PANIKs arriving NY EI from there. Only PANIK in Myjava's phone book.
No, Nova Vesta in SK but several towns with Nova Ves in the name of a town.