Just checking back on old queries. Here are some updates:
- family members from Temesvar/Temeswar or Sankt Andreas (Szt Andras and other spellings) were SZEIF. They became SEIF in USA.
- Most SZEIF from Temes county immigrated to Philadelphia but a couple went to Mt. Vernon NY, St. Louis MO, and Baltimore MD.
- I have not found when Peter SZEIF came to the US but Gyorgy SZEIF in 1911 listed his brother Peter SZEIF at 1037 N. 3rd Street in Philadelphia. From www.ellisislandrecords.org