What other US document does your friend has besides the one with butchered spelling of a location? Does he/she has the ancestor's arrival manifest?http://www.radixforum.com/surnames/kuzma/http://www.radixindex.com/en/surnames/surname/kuzma
Could one of these arriving NY EI be an ancestor?
Kuzma, Andras Hernadesany, Hungary 12 1897 1909 v
Kuzma, Anna Hernadgecse, Hungary 4 1909 1913
Kuzma, Erzsa Hernadgecse, Hungary 25 1888 1913
Kuzma, Imse Hernadgecse, Hungary 0 1913 1913
Kuzma, Maria Hernadgecse, Hungary 17 1896 1913
Kuzma, Mihaly Hernadgecse, Hungary 6 1907 1913
Kuzma, Mihaly Hormadgecge, Hung. 26 1886 1912 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horn%C3%A1d
It would seem we should be looking for the location around the river Hernad/Hornad but the second names are not correct.