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Neu Elft, Bessarabia
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Author:  Carolyn [ Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:54 am ]
Post subject:  Neu Elft, Bessarabia

Founded: 1825 (In 1822, the mother colony of Alt-Elft (Fere Champenoise I) separated into two villages forming the new village of Neu Elft.)

German name: Neu Elft or Fere Champenoise II

* 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. 539-540)
* Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans by Pastor Albert Kern, village history (pp.57-59), list of MIA/deaths in WWI/II pp. 284-285.
* Heimatbuch der Gemeinde Neu-Elft, Bessarabien by August Zaiser

Armin Zimmerman's website: http://www.armin-zimmermann.eu/Bessarab ... lisch.html

1848 village history: http://grhs.org/vr/vhistory.htm

Church records: See the Black Sea German database for St. Pete information

Census records: Available in Black Sea German-Russian Census Vol. II

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