The Rev. Alexander Rothermel was born 4 October 1880 in Orlovskaya and died on 15 February 1963 in Hürsdorf b. Schöningen (Germany). He was ordained on 1 March 1909 and served the parishes of Gnadenflur from 1909-1912 and Rosenheim from 1912-1922. In 1922 he moved to Germany.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 167, 197.