Pastor Johannes Janet (sometimes spelled Jannett) was born 17 April 1729 in Schleis (Tschlin), Engadin, Switzerland. He died 15 February 1803 in Messer.
He studied theology at the College of Philosophy in Hur (Chur) from 1749-1750, and from 1750-1751 at the Reformed Academy in Vienna. He was ordained 13 June 1754.
He taught and served parishes in Switzerland from 1754 to 1764. He immigrated to Russia in 1764, and served the parish in the colony of Anton from 1765 to 1778. While in Anton, he married Anna Katharina Reuter from Kassel.
He served the parish of Messer and its surrounding colonies from 1778 to 1799. In 1799 he was appointed the dean of the Lutheran parishes of the Volga region.
- Janett Johannes (wolgadeutsche.ru) [Online]
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 146.
- Theologische Zeitschrift (Basel, 1961) 17:3, p. 185-211.