Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Ted Becker

Krasna, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1815
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Location: C-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Kishinev
  • German Name: Krasna
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:
  • AKA: Konstantinschutz (Protection of Konstantine) and Krasnoje

Founded by 114 Catholic and 19 Lutheran families. Since following the church holidays proved difficult, the 19 Lutheran families moved to Katzbach. The remaining families had migrated from the Duchy of Warsaw where they had immigrated to earlier from Bavaria (Muenchen District, 1804), Rhineland-Franconia, and Rhineland-Palatinate counties. They had founded the colonies of Ortschokowin and Schitonitz in Poland.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 117)
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.199-201), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 256-259.

Census Records:

Church Records:


Village History - 1848
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern 

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