Based on his surname, Grandfather has some gypsy blood going back a few hundred yrs. Given name Matwij would
most likely be anglicized to Mathew.
As per Ellis Island Records there is a Maty Segin,
arriving in New York 10/7/1908.
He was a 26 yr old, single Ruthenian (Ukrainian), who left his mother, Anna Segin, behind in Tysowica. He is listed as coming from Tystwich (such a bad transliteration that my guess that this is clerical error made by person typing data entry). Matwij was heading for his brother's place in Berwick PA. Brother's name was Dmytro/Mytro and he lived @539 BonHorwel??? St. It also looks like Matwij was traveling w/friend, possibly cousin from same village.
From late 18th century to 1919 wies/village Tysowica was predominantly a Ruthenian/Ukrainian village > Stary Sambor was both the powiat/adm district and the gmina/judicial-tax district > Lwowskie Wojiwodstwo > Galicia Province, administered by ethnic Poles for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 1919-1938 this region came under Reconstituted Poland's domain. Technically Poland had not existed as geopolitical entity for the previous 125 yrs. The filial Roman Catholic Church was in Stary Sambor. All previous names are using Polish. Post WW2 this region was part of SSR Ukraine, under Soviet domain until 1991, when Ukraine became independent.
Today selo/village Tysowichya still exists> Starosambirskij raion/district > Lvivska Oblast/Region > Ukraine (intl abbr UA), latest zip code 82091.
THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER POSSIBILITY ???
All general info applies as above. Wies, Tysowiec was hamlet size > Skole was both powiat and gmina post 1906 (prior it was Strij powiat & gmina)> Lwowskie Wojiwodstwo. The filial Greek Catholic Church was in Orawczyk and the filial Roman Catholic Church was in Skole.
Today selo Tyshovnitsa is too small to have a post ofc (c/o poshta selo Truhaniv, zip 82618 > Skolivskij raion > Lvivska Oblast > Ukraine.
Hanusia/Annie was most likely Anna Hrycak on her baptismal certificate.
As per Ellis Island she was a single, 20 yr old Ruthenian girl, traveling w/her female cousin and uncle from Tysowice, arriving in NYC 3/11/1910. She is listed as coming from Holowiecko and leaving her mother Tacia/Kacia??? (maybe Katerzyna) behind in ancestral village). She was heading for her brother in law's. Andrij Hrycak lived in Berwick PA, address 1225 (3rd or Troust???) St.
You are looking for Holowiecko that is fairly close to Tysowice ???
Again we have two Holowiecko's.
Wies Holowiecko was predominantly a Ruthenian village w/its own GC Church. Skole was both powiat and gmina post 1906. Previously village belonged to Strij District.
The filial RC Church was in Skole. Etc, etc....
Today Holovetzko still exists > Skolivskij raion > Lvivska Oblast > Ukraine, zip 82641.
The other wies Holowiecko too was predominantly a Ruthenian village w/its own GC Church. The filial RC Church was in Turka. Stary Sambor was both powiat and gmina.
Today selo Holovetzko still exists > Starosambirskij raion > Lvivska Oblast > Ukraine, zip 82094.
After viewing Hanusia's ship manifest, my conclusion is that your ancestors came from villages in STARY SAMBOR DISTRICT.
Tysovitsya (coordinates 49.20-22.55) is 2.7 miles NNE of Holovetzko/Holovetsko (49.18-22.53) in Starij Sambir.http://www.mapquest.com/maps/print.adp?mapdata=tybafmZWNP6L2...
I used Mapquest (M) on Shtetlseeker.com to locate all villages.
Galicia - vital recordshttp://lemko.org/genealogy/galiciapl.html
PS> Please note that metrykal records are available thru LDS.
Genealogy of Halychyna and Eastern Galiciahttp://www.halgal.com/