Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Carol Kosanke Peterson

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Paris, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1816
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Alt-Elft
  • German Name: Paris
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Founded in 1816 as colony #10. Initially named Alecksuesswerth. The founding families came from Warsaw and Kalisch in Poland, where they had settled after immigrating from Mecklenberg and Pomerania. The settlers came almost all came from one village located on the Prosna River, a tributary of the Warthe River near the city of Kalisch. This village had been established by German farmers who had arrived in Poland around 1775.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 117)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp. 59-61), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 293-295.
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 540-542)
Auswanderung Aus Schwaben Nach Russland 1816-1823 by Dr. Georg Leibbrandt (Chapter 40, copy available at the GRHS)

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Village History - 1848

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