I am excited to respond that the Sametz family you are looking for is also my direct lineage. I am the great grandson of Dmytro Sametz (Samec) from Hleshchava, Galicia, Austria (1898). The family immigrated to Ethelbert, with Samuel Sametz (my grandfather) settling near Dauphin,his sister Justina (Worobec) near Dauphin, and Anna (Huzij) also near Dauphin. Three other sons died in their early years with no desendants, and perhaps an older sister got misdirected to Brazil.
Samuel Sametz and Malania Ptashynski had 12 children, I am the son of Michalina (Tillie) Sametz (second youngest). The entire family moved to the Niagara Falls area around WW2 era and only the youngest daughter Anastasia (Nell) is yet alive.(86). Samuel helped build the Niagara Ukrainian community and Orthodox church. I remember meeting meeting the Reverend Peter Sametz on occaision and recall that there was some relationship between our families. Cousins I think, although it appears that all of Hleshchava was 'Sametz', so there must have been many ties.
The Worobecs and Huzijs both had large families and most I believe remain in the Dauphin area. One of our relatives produced an extensive family tree with info well back into the Hleschava home area.
I am excited this summer (2012) to visit Dauphin for the first time and attend the Ukrainian festival. I am anxious to see if I can meet any long lost relatives and Sametz family members at that time.I will certainly share any info I have and look forward to any contacts. Thanks......... Joe Halos