Eigenheim - Bessarabia

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

Village Coordinator: Jan Stangl


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
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  • Founded: 1861
  • Religion: Evangelical
  • Location: E-7 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Andrejewka
  • German Name: Dennewitz
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Remarks: The village of Eigenheim was the first daughter colony in formed in the lower part of Bessarabia. The founders came from Plotzk (Blum, Hoehn, Janke, Schwandt, and Wilske); from Kulm (Doberstein, Fercho, Gross, Guse, Isaak, Kison, Klukas, Marks, Moewes, Raugust, Schimke, Selcho, Stelter, and Pischel); from Tarutino (Fechner, Graumann, Seefreid, Priebe, Wonneberg, and Zarbock); from Paris (Floether, Jess, and Kern); from Alt Elft (Radke, Reich, and Reinke); from Katzbach (Burgemeister and Schill); from Leipzig (Lemke) and from Gnadental (Bareither, Lebkuch, Nabert, and Riedlinger).

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 118)
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.71-72), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 229-230.

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