Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Dr. Elvire Eberhardt

Sofiewka, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Kahul
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1892
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: A-9 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Albota
  • German Name: Sofiewka
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded in 1892 by families from Wittenberg, Alt Posttal, Tarutino, Kulm, Beresina, Neu Elft, Katzbach and the three daughter colonies of Neu Odessa, and Unter and Ober-Albota. They purchased the land from the estate owner of Aswadurow of Akkermann.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 120)
Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp. 51), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 308-309.