Hölz, Franz Bernhard

Profession: 
Clergy
Biography: 

Franz Bernhard Hölz, son of Peter Hölz ​​& Maria Margaretha Echternach, was born 29 August 1773 in Oberdiebach b. Bacharach (Germany).

He married Wilhelmina Nabel who had been born in 1783. They immigrated to Russia in 1814. Pastor Hölz was ordained in St. Petersburg. His first parish was Slatoust (1814-1816). He then moved to the Volga region where he served the parish of Rosenheim from 1816-1820, and the congregations in Frank and Hussenbach from 1820-1837.

Pastor Franz Bernhard Hölz died in 1837 in the colony of Frank. He was the father of Pastor Franz Karl Hölz and Anna Franziska Hölz, the wife of Pastor Johann Christian Hasthoffer.

Source(s): 

- Hölz Franz Bernhard (wolgadeutsche.ru) [Online]
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 144.