10 July 2016

New Map - Liebental Colonies

The Liebental group of colonists were recruited from southwest Germany.  Most went to Odessa while they waited for land to be assigned to them southwest of the city. Forty families in Lustdorf were artisans and were given half the land as other colonists because they were expected to practice their trades. Daughter colonies would become important to this group due to a large class of landless families that would develop.