Re: Jan Manciu born in 1858
The village of PETRILOVA is 221.8 miles W. of the city of Buchurest.
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The village of Resicza / RESITA is 213.7 miles WNW of Buchurest.
Check out the Mapquest for location of those two villages in Romania.
As for the spelling, yes few names were written down the way they sounded to a person taking the information.
The name Jan can be spelled Johan, Johann, Janos, Ivan, Juon just depend on the country.
The name OLOSU, OLOSUTEAN, GURGUS can be found in Romanian phone book.