Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Art Flegel

Leipzig, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1814
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-7 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Tarutino/Leipzig
  • German Name: Leipzig
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded by 128 families from Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, Mecklenberg, Baden, Kurpfalz, Pommerania and Danzig, West Prussia.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 117)
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 532-535)
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.141-143), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 264-268.
Extended Relationships Of The Kulm, Leipzig, Tarutino Communities In Bessarabia, Russia by Arthur E. Flegel

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Village History - 1848

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