My g-grandmother was a Mary Matzko from Habura in Zemplen County, Austria. She immigrated about 1902 with a son & daughter from her first marriage to Stefan Dzugan. Stefan died in Habura in 1899. Her son Wallace was my maternal grandfather.
Mary's second husband was a George Sheptak who had relatives near Lyndora. Mary's death certificate lists a Frank Matzko as her father and mother unknown. Mary was born in Habura on 25 Aug 1873. I don't know whether George & Mary were married in Europe or the U.S. George's brother Frank came over in 1903 and listed his brother George as being in Butler at that time. George, Mary and the 2 children are then found in McDowell County, West VA. in 1910 but later moved back to Lyndora before settling in Crawford County, PA in 1919.
Would anyone have any researched genealogy for either your Matzko or any Sheptak family? I see there were a few Macko / Matzko families in Butler County from about 1910.
Also, George & Mary's son, John Sheptak married a Anna Macko from Lyndora about 1941-1942. I think she was Peter Macko's (possibly Matzko's) daughter. Mary & George and son John Sheptak are all buried in Crossingville in Crawford County, PA.
Supposedly the Macko and Matzko names are pronounced the same.
Anything you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated.