Brienne, Bessarabia

The chapter for this village is Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinator: Victor Knell


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
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  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1816
  • Religion: Evangelical
  • Location: C-7 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Arzis
  • German Name: Brienne
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Remarks: The village of Brienne was founded by families originally from the Royal Prussian District of Bromberg. They arrived in the newly-formed Polish Duchy of Warsaw in 1807 and finally moving on to Russia. The families spent 2 years in the nearby Moldavian village of Kauschani.

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. 515-516)
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.83-84), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 223-225.

Bessarabia Research Resorces

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Village History - 1848

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