Lichtental, Bessarabia

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  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1834
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: D-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Sarata
  • German Name: Lichtental
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded by families from the Waiblingen region of Würtemberg (near Stuttgart), and in 1838, 1839, and 1840 more settlers arrived from Ludwigsburg, Weiblingen, and Marbach.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 118)
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 535-538)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp.182-184), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 268-271.

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Village History - 1848

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