Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Ingrid Reule & Lorraine Werner

Klöstitz, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1814
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Klöstitz
  • German Name: Klöstitz
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Founded by 143 families from Thorn, Posen, Kowel, Sompolno, Glaenszewo, Mordrzerowo, Plotzk, Lentczyca, and Warsaw, Poland. Of these families, 19 came from Würtemberg, 14 from Baden, 7 from Rheinland-Pfalz, 45 from Poland (after originally immigrating from Southern Germany), and 49 from Prussia.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 117)
Auswanderung Aus Schwaben Nach Russland 1816-1823 by Dr. Georg Leibbrandt (Chapter 40, copy available at the GRHS)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp.128-130), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 251-255.

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Village History - 1848

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