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Plotzk, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1839
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-9 Stumpp Map
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  • Parish: Alt-Elft
  • German Name: Plotzk
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Founded in 1839 as one of the last of the mother colonies in Bessarabia. It was originally named Draguli after the valley where the village was located. The first settlers of this village arrived in 1836. Father Blum was the colonies who led other settlers to Plotz. They were temporaily housed in Brienne, Teplitz, Arzis, Neu Elft, Kulm, and Friedenstal. Between 1839 and 1840, twenty-six more families arrived from Poland, Würtemberg, and Baden and the colony was finally founded by 31 farmers in 1839. By 1848, there were 39 farmers.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 118)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp. 61-63), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 297.
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 542-543)
Auswanderung Aus Schwaben Nach Russland 1816-1823 by Dr. Georg Leibbrandt (Chapter 40, copy available at the GRHS)

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