Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

John Teske & Elli Wise

Sarata, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1822
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: D-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Sarata
  • German Name: Sarata
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded by Ignaz Lindl, a Catholic priest. Eighty families, 40 Catholic and 40 Lutheran arrived at the site of Sarata on March 19, 1822 and more colonists arrived in 1832. Lindl supervised the settlement.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 118)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp. 180-181 & 185-187), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 301-304.
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 543-548)
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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