Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Theophil Handel, Elaine Morrison, Elli Wise & Ila Jean Johnson

Teplitz, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1818
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-9 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Arzis
  • German Name: Teplitz
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded in 1818 by 98 families or 487 people from Swabia and Württemberg. Originally called village #12.

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 118)
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 552-560)
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.93-95), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 315-318.

Census Records:

Church Records:

Village History - 1848

For Members OnlyWar Records

Supplemental Information

Search the Letter Archives for this Village