Dettling, Jakob Friedrich

Profession: 
Clergy
Biography: 

The Rev. Jakob Friedrich Dettling was born on 8 July 1813 in Mönsheim near Leonberg, Württenberg. He was ordained on 10 September 1842.  He married Wilhelmine Christiane Bonwetsch, the sister of Pastor Christoph Heinrich Bonwetsch, on 28 May 1844 in Metzingen, Württemberg. He married the second time on 22 November 1855 to his niece Pauline Katharina Bonwetsch, the daughter of his wife's brother Pastor Christoph Heinrich Bonwetsch & Beate Christiana Friedrich.

He served the congregation in Marienfeld (Caucasus) from 1844 to 1855 and the congregation in the Volga German colony of Messer from 1855 to 1891. He died in Messer on 31 January 1891.

Source(s): 

- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren der evangelischen Kirchen Rußlands vom Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts bis 1937 (Erlangen: Institut Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk Martin-Luther-Verlag, 1998): 292.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 131, 190.

Volga Colonies: 

Pastor Jakob Dettling
Source: Schnurr, p.558.