The Youth Club House in Krasna, Bessarabia

Catholic Germans from Russia

(Krasna, Bessarabia, Russia)
South-Central North Dakota 1890-1990: Statistical Compendium

Compiled by Ted J. Becker

Published by the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo, ND, 1995, softcover, 1085 pages


Krasna, Bessarabia and Krasna, Emmons County, North Dakota

This compendium of 1,085 pages, is one of the most comprehensive, detailed finding aids for the immigrants from villages of Bessarabia and the Black Sea, South Russia.

This comprehensive genealogical resource contains many pages of BAPTISM, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS relating to original immigrants from Krasna, Bessarabia, South Russia and their descendants. These records have been extracted from civil, county records, and Catholic parishes located in the following North Dakota counties:

  • Adams
  • Emmons
  • Grant (established 1912)
  • Hettinger
  • McIntosh
  • Morton
Germans leaving Bessarabia in 1940 traveling along the Pruth River
Also included are many early church histories, regional maps, and black and white historical photographs. This guide offers an extensive primary index, which includes the names of persons with entries devoted specifically to them, and a secondary index, which includes the names of people who appear in entries found in the primary index.

Departure of the final group of men and teenage boys from Krasna, Bessarabia, Russia, circa 13 October 1940.

The trek of Krasna, Bessarabia, Russia taken 29 September 1940.

"Catholic Germans from Russia: Krasna, Bessarabia, Russia compiled by Ted J. Becker, provides one of the most comprehensive finding aids ever published in North Dakota. In this genealogical publication, relatives can be identified whose ancestors originated from the village of Krasna, Bessarabia. The sons and daughters of these immigrants will enhance their family histories and personal research because of this valuable new resource."

Catholic Germans from Russia

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