The Rev. David Weigum was born in Ludwigstal in the Province of Ekaterinoslav on 24 October 1874, to Joseph W. Weigum and Christine Weidner. He died in Liestal, Switzerland, on 24 October 1952. He was married in Oftringen in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, on 13 May 1903 to Klara Pleuss, daughter of Samuel P. Pleuss and Marie Weber. She was born in Rothrist also in the Canton of Aargau on 29 November 1872 and died in Riehen in the Canton of Basel on 31 December 1965. In 1894-97, 1899-1901, he was a student of theology in Basel. From 1903-05, he was pastor of the separatist congregation Neu-Hoffnung in Taurida (Russia). He was ordained in Neudorf in the Province of Cherson on 2 July 1906 and served there as pastor from 1906-1910. From 1910-1913, he served the parish of Norka. In 1913, he moved to Appenzell, Switzerland, from where he served the Reformed diaspora congregation in Appenzell-Inner-Rhoden until his retirement in 1937. In retirement, he lived in Riehen, near Basel, Switzerland.
Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 179.