The Rev. Friedrich Börner was born in Riga, Latvia, on 21 November 1805 and died in June 1868 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He is the son of merchant Johann Gottfried Börner and Bertha Bartels. He married in Sarepta, Russia, to Johanna Martha Eleonore Metzger in June 1830. She was born to factory owner Johannes Metzger and Maria Salome Messerschmidt on 10 November 1806 and died in Norka on 13 October 1838. He studied theology at the seminary in Dorpat, Estonia from 1826 to 1829. He was ordained 16 March 1830. He served the Norka parish from 1830 to 1840. From 1840 to 1850, he was pastor at Kamsko-Izevsk. He also served as pastor vicar in Orenburg from 1840-1842. From 1850 to his death in 1868, he was pastor in Ekaterinburg.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 127.