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Major German Colonies in South Russia


This list includes only the ancestral villages of tour members from the 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 North Dakota University Libraries sponsored Journey to the Homeland Tours. If you have additional information or corrections, please contact Michael M. Miller at Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu.


Bessarabian Villages

German Names Year Founded Religion Former or Current Russian Names

Alt-Elft* (Akkerman distr.)

1816

Lutheran

Sadowoje

Akkerman

?

?

Belgorod-Dnestrowsk

Alt-Postal* (Akkerman distr.)

1823

Lutheran

Malojaroslawetz II

Arzis* (Akkerman distr.)

1816

Lutheran

Arzis

Beresina* (Akkerman distr.)

1816

Lutheran

Beresino

Berlin (Hoffnungstal district)

1867

Lutheran

Worobjewo

Borodino* (Akkerman distr.)

1814

Lutheran

Borodino

Brienne* (Akkerman distr.)

1816

Lutheran

Cherwonoglinskoje (?)

Dennewitz* (Akkerman distr.)

1834

Lutheran

Prjamobalka

Eigenfeld (Akkerman distr.)

1880

Lutheran

Nadezhda

Friedensfeld (Akkerman distr.)

1879

Lutheran

(?)

Friedenstal*(Akkerman distr.)

1834

Lutheran

Mirnopolje

Gnadental* (Akkerman distr.)

1830/33

Lutheran

Dolinowka (Nadezhda ?)

Hoffnungstal* (Akkerman distr.)

1842/48

Lutheran

Nadezhdowka

Jargara (Kahul district)

1882

?

?

Josefdorf (Bender district)

1865

?

?

Katzbach* (Akkerman distr.)

1821

Lutheran

Lushanka

Klöstitz* (Akkerman distr.)

1815

Lutheran

Weselaja Dolina

Krasna* (Akkerman distr.)

1814/15

Catholic

Krasnoje

Kulm* (Akkerman distr.)

1815

Lutheran

Podgornoje

Leipzig* (Akkerman distr.)

1815

Lutheran

Serpnewoje

Lichtental*(Akkerman distr.)

1834/47

Lutheran

Swetlodolinskoje

Neu Arzis*

1821/1825

Lutheran

Wischniaki ( Swetlyi ?)

Neu Elft* (Akkerman distr.)

1825

Lutheran

Nowosjelowka

Neu Sarata (Kahul district)

1889

?

?

Paris* (Akkerman distr.)

1816

Lutheran

Weselyj Kut

Pharaonowka (Akkerman distr.)

1892

Lutheran

?

Plotzk* (Akkerman distr.)

1836/39

Lutheran

Faraonowka

Rosenfeld (Akkerman distr.)

1890

?

?

Sarata* (Akkerman distr.)

1820/22

Lutheran

Sarata

Sofiental (Akkerman distr.)

1862

Lutheran

Sofiewka

Sofiewka (Kahul district)

1892

Lutheran

Kahul

Tarutino* (Akkerman distr.)

1814

Lutheran

Tarutino

Teplitz* (Akkerman distr.)

1817/18

Lutheran

Tepliza

Wittenberg* (Akkerman distr.)

1814

Lutheran

Malojaroslawez I

* The original Bessarabian colonies


Beresan Villages

German Names Year Founded Religion Former or Current Russian Names

Felsenburg (Nikolajevsk. Obl.)

1860

Catholic

Velidarovka

Gnadenfeld (Nikolajevsk. Obl.)

1877

Lutheran

Selenyi Jar (Neikovo ?)

Halbstadt (Odesskaya Obl.)

1869

Catholic

?

Johannenstal* (Odessk. Obl.)

1825/34

Lutheran

Ivanovka (Michailivka ?)

Karlsruhe* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1810/17

Catholic

Kalestrovo

Katherinental* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1817

Catholic

Katerinovka (Berezowsky rayon)

Landau* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809/10

Catholic

Schirokolanivka or New Marianovka (Berezowsky rayon)

Munchen*

1809/10

Catholic

Maloye Poretchje

Neu Karlsruhe (Nikolajevsk. Obl.)

1867

Lutheran

?

Rastadt* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809/10

Catholic

Bolshoye Poretchje

Rohrbach* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809/10

Lutheran

Novosvetlovka

Speyer* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809/10

Catholic

Pestchany Brod or Jasnopolje (Berezowsky rayon)

Sulz* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809

Catholic

Shulzovo

Waterloo* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1832

Lutheran

Stawky

Worms* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809

Lutheran

Winogradnoje

* The Beresan mother colonies.


Kutschurgan Villages

German names Year founded Religion Former or Current Russian Names

Baden* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Catholic

Ocheretovka (?) (Razdelniyanski rayon)

Elsass* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Catholic

Scherbanovka or Cher-banka (Razdelniyanski rayon)

Georgental (Odesskaya Obl.)

1857

Catholic

Sakretarka

Kandel* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Catholic

Rybal'skoje (Razdelniyanski rayon)

Kellersheim

about 1870

Catholic

Mandrowa

Neu Kandel (Odesskaya Obl.)

1872

Catholic

Bogunskoe

Neu Mannheim (? Obl.)

1870

Catholic

?

Mannheim* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Catholic

Kamenka (Razdelniyanski rayon)

Selz* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Catholic

Limanskoje (Razdelniyanski rayon)

Severinovka

1917

Catholic

Severinovka

Strassburg* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Catholic

Kutshurgan or Kuchurgan (Razdelniyanski rayon)

The Kutschurgan mother colonies.


Glückstal Villages

German Names Year Founded Religion Former or Current Russian names

Bergdorf* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809

Lutheran

Kolosovo

Glückstal* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Lutheran

Glinoje

Hoffnungstal (Odesskaya Obl.)

1817

Lutheran

?

Hoffnungsfeld ( Hoffnungstal distr., Odesskaya Obl.)

1856

Lutheran

Tarasovo or Torosovo

Kassel* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1808

Lutheran

Veliko-Komarovka (Gross Komarovka)

Klein Neudorf (Odesskaya Obl.)

1855

Lutheran

Novoselovka

Neudorf* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1809

Lutheran

Karmanovo

Neu Beresina (Hoffnungstal distr., Odesskaya Obl.)

1865

Lutheran

Ziminovka or Malaja Zimonovka

Neu Glückstal (Hoffnungstal district, Odesskaya Obl.)

1860

Lutheran

Woltshanovo

* The Glückstal mother colonies.
Note: Bergdorf, Glückstal and Neudorf are located in Moldova; Kassel is located in Ukraine.


Liebental Villages

German Names Year Founded Religion Former or Current Russian Names

Alexanderhilf* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1805

Lutheran

Dobroalexandrovka (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

Franzfeld* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1804

Catholic

Michailowka

Freudental* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1805

Lutheran

Mirnoje

Friedensfeld (Jewgenjewka distr. , Odesskaya Obl.)

1887

?

Mirovka

Großliebental* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1804

Lutheran

Velikodolinskoje (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

Güldendorf* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1817/30

Lutheran

Krasnoselka (Kutusovo ?)

Josephstal* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1804

Catholic

Josipovka (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

Kleinliebental* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1804

Catholic

Malodolinskoje (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

Lustdorf* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1805

Lutheran

Olgino or Chernomorka (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

Mariental*

1804

Catholic

Marjanovka or Georgiowka

Neu-Freudental

1828

Lutheran

Marina

Neuburg* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1804

Lutheran

Novogradovka (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

Peterstal* (Odesskaya Obl.)

1805

Lutheran

Petrodolinskoje (Owidiopolskiy rayon)

* The Liebental mother colonies.


Other Black Sea German Villages

German Names Year Founded Religion Former or Current Russian Names

Alexanderfeld (Jewgenjewka distr., Odesskaya Obl.)

1866

Lutheran

Adamovka

Bezilowa

?

?

?

Blesetski

?

?

?

Gergera

?

?

?

Hoffnungstal (Odesskaya Obl.)

1817/19

Lutheran

Tsebrikovo or Zebrikovo

Karanski (Odesskaya Obl.)

?

?

?

Karlstal (Odesskaya Obl. Nikolaewsk.district))

1899

Lutheran

?

Nesselrode (Birsula district, Odessa region)

1873

Lutheran

?

Rosenfeld (Jewgenjewka distr., Odesskaya Obl.)

1853

Lutheran

?

Schönfeld (Petrovka distr., Odesskaya Obl.)

1873

Catholic

Gashar (?)

Schirajevo (Stepanovka distr., Odesskaya Obl.)

1874

Lutheran

Shirjaevo


Crimean Villages

German Names Year Founded Religion Former or Current Russian Names

Adamsfeld

1873

Lutheran

(Dshelal / Djelal ?)

Alexaudertal

?

?

?

Alsbach

?

?

?

Friedental

1804/5

Lutheran

Kantakuzovo

Heibrunn

1805

Lutheran

(?)

Kronental

1810

Catholic/Lutheran

Bulganak

Melaschna

(?)

(?)

(?)

Neusatz

1804/5

Lutheran

(?)

Perway

(?)

(?)

(?)

Rosental

1805

Catholic

(?)

Sudak

1805

Lutheran

Sudak

Zürichtal

1805

Catholic/Lutheran

(?)

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