Peter Schnur, 1845-1921, surrounded by his four sons some time around 1910.
Circling their father, clockwise from the left: Anton, born 1886; Ferdinand, born 1891; Peter the younger, born 1881; and Franz, born 1888. Three other sons died in infancy. Peter and his wife, Rozalia Kollet, 1850-1904, also had five daughters, four of whom lived into adulthood: Rosina, born 1870; Katalin, born 1877, my father’s mother; Eva, born 1883; and Erna, born 1885.
This family lived in what was known at the time as Nagyszentmiklós, Torontál County, Hungary, and is now known as Sânnicolau Mare, Timiș County, Romania. Borders move sometimes — this one moved after World War I. People also move sometimes. Four of Peter and Rozalia’s children emigrated to the United States between 1910 and 1930. Rosina (Rosa Klein), Katalin (Katalin Helfer), and Franz (Frank) settled in Chicago; Ferdinand settled first in St. Louis, then moved to Pittsburgh, and finally to St. Petersburg, Florida. At least one other, Peter, moved to Hungary in the 1920s.