Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Lorraine Werner, David Ebert & Art Flegal

Tarutino, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1814
  • Religion: Evangelical
  • Location: C-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Tarutino
  • German Name: Tarutino
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded in 1818 by 98 families or 487 people from Swabia and Württemberg. Originally called village #12.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 117)
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 549)
Auswanderung Aus Schwaben Nach Russland 1816-1823 by Dr. Georg Leibbrandt (Chapter 34, copy available at the GRHS)
Extended Relationships of the Kulm, Leipzig, Tarutino Communities in Bessarabia, Russia by Arthur E. Flegel
Geschichte der Gemeinde Tarutino von 1814 bis 1934 verfasst von Wilhelm Mutschall Lehrer, reprinted 1966 Horst Bissinger KG, Verlag und Druckerei, photomechanical reprint of the original which was published by the Deutsche Zeitung Bessarabiens in Tarutino in 1934
Tarutino, Zentrum der Bessarabiendeutschen 1918-1940 by Elvire Bisle-Fandrich & Hellmuth H. Bisle
Tarutino, Bessarabia Wirtschaft Records including Family Stammbaums and Emigration Data – This data was collected in September 1940 by Daniel Erdmann (Available in GRHS Store)

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Article - AHSGR Work Paper #23 Spring 1977

Village History - 1848

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