Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Dwayne Janke

Katzbach, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1821
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Alt-Elft
  • German Name: Katzbach
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded by 58 families, twenty eight of whom came from Poland, with from Wittenberg and Alt Posttal (1822), and nineteen from Krasna (1825). In 1833 seven more families arrived from Poland, two from Baden, Wüurtenberg, and two from Alt Posttal.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 119)
Auswanderung Aus Schwaben Nach Russland 1816-1823 by Dr. Georg Leibbrandt (Chapter 40, copy available at GRHS)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp.56-57), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 249-250.

Census Records:

Church Records:

Heritage Review:

Issue Year Page Title
16-4 1986 29 Katzbach Village History

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