Neu Berlin was a daughter colony that many sources say was founded in 1867. However, there are EWZ records noting births in Neu Berlin as early as 1861, and the colony did appear on an 1860 map. Because of the appearance on a map, the earlier founding date is included here.
Neu Berlin consisted of 3,536 dessiatins [1 dessiatin = 2.7 acres] of land. In 1886, there were between 26 and 50 households was known to be a place that had fruit and grape orchards [Tiraspol-1886]. It was a part of the Neu Freudental parish. It had a school for grades 1-4, and a library in 1926 [Mertens, p. 544].
Karl Stumpp referred to the place as Neu Berlin, but all listings in the Odessa Kalender identified it as Berlin, and letters published in German-language newspapers simply identified it as Berlin [Glückstal-2004]. On maps, however, it is consistently labeled Neu Berlin beginning in 1860.
The following surnames appear in the GCRA Points-of-Origin [Glückstal-2021] and in EWZ records [BSGR, www.blackseagr.org....mybirthplace=Neu Berlin] related to births/baptisms in Neu Berlin:
Arnold, Bahnmüller, Barth, Bauer, Bender, Beutelsbacher, Bippus, Bitsch, Boerkirchen, Borth, Brahm, Braun, Dammel, Dick, Ehly, Eipert, Eippert, Fink, Fischer, Gaier, Gall, Ganther, Gieck, Hannemann, Harsch, Heer, Helm, Henemann, Hennemann, Hohloch, Horch, Jäger, Kaefer, Kaierleber, Keplen, Kludt, Koeplin, Koepplin, Koeppling, Kollert, Kraemer, Kreis, Kurtz, Lang, Losing, Mattheis, Moessner, Moser, Nathan, Neher, Neumueller, Pfaff, Renner, Reule, Rieger, Roehm, Roth, Schaal, Schaffner, Schall, Schauer, Scheu, Schlaht, Schlechy, Schmidt, Schmied, Schock, Schwaderer, Schweitzer, Siegmund, Siffermann, Solotarenko, Stefan, Steinbachoh, Strohmeier, Tetz, Wetzel, Whittmayer, Wiessner, Witmeier, Wittmaier, Wohl, Wolf, Wolgemut.