Regional Interest Group:
Bessarabia & Dobrudscha Chapter (BESS)

Village Coordinators:

Dwayne Janke and
Brandon Sackmann

Wittenberg, Bessarabia


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Bessarabia
  • District: Akkerman
  • Rayon:
  • Founded: 1815
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
  • Location: C-8 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Parish: Alt-Posttal
  • German Name: Wittenberg/ Malojarosavetz I
  • Russian Name:
  • Ukrainian Name:

Founded in 1815 by families from Poland where their ancestors had settled between 1796 and 1806. They had originally immigrated from Württemberg. 

From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 117)
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (pp. 560-563)
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.65-67), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 320-322.
Wittenberg, Bessarabien: Die Geschichte eines Dorfes in der Steppe by Paul Rath & Klara Bollinger. Published by Heimatsmuseum der Deutschen aus Bessarabien e.V., 1987. Village history, pgs. 13-228; Village genealogy, pgs. 229-544.

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Village History - 1848

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