Larga, Bessarabia

The Regional Interest Group for this village is Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter

Village Coordinator:  Dennis Roth


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Bender
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1896
  • Religion: Catholic and Lutheran
  • Location: C-5 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Bender/Emmental
  • German Name: Larga
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded by 55 lease families from the Akkermann district. These families were Evangelical Lutheran. They soon moved on, some to the Caucasus, some to Siberia, and some to North America. After this time, 55 German families arrived from Kandel, Selz, and Josephdorf in the Cherson District and founded a Catholic village.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (120)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp.1201), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 264.

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