always taught that "grandpa sam" was czech...
The sister of my g-g-grandmother, Sara Gitel (Gusti) ZWIRN (died 1932),
was wife of Mr. NEUWIRTH (first name unknown yet).
They lived in Ungvar, which was first under Hungarian control, later Czech
(and then called Uzhhorod) and currently its located in Ukraine
(and called Uzhgorod).
Maybe this can give a clue as for where to start looking for Samuel
Regards and Gmar Chatima Tova,
Tomer Brunner, Israel