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Paul Batisto Stanculescu from Stancut or Sula (sp) in Dobrugea

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Paul Batisto Stanculescu from Stancut or Sula (sp) in Dobrugea

Posted: 25 Nov 2009 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stanculescu OR batisto
Hello,

I am researching my grandfather Paul Batisto Stanculescu (born 22 May 1911 and died December 1966.) He was the only one in our family (in Seattle) that spoke Romanian, so after he died we lost contact of that side of the family.

All little more about him - We know he had 13 brother and sisters (a few were adopted) and that his mother and father had about the same number of siblings each. He left Romania sometime in the 1930's. Before coming to the U.S. (first NY/Maine, then California, then Seattle), he served in the French Foreign Legion for several years in Africa and also fought in the World War 2 for America. As far as we know, he came alone to America.

According to his naturalization form he was from Sulee or Sula (sp?) in Dobrugea originally, there name Stancut is floating between the borthplace name and his mothers name, so it could be either. I'm am hoping its that town Stancuta, but I can't be sure.

His mothers name is shown as Zanfira or Zanfina Stanculescu and his fathers name was Batisto Stanculescu (possibly reversed on the form). My grandfather wrote his name as Paul Stanculescu Batisto on the form, but later in life always wrote Batisto as his middle name.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Maybe from old family stories? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Ellie Stanculescu

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