Hölz, Franz Karl

Profession: 
Clergy
Biography: 

Franz Karl Hölz, son of  Franz Bernhard Hölz (1773-1837),  was born 18 October 1806 in Wermelskirchen b. Remscheid (Germany). He and his family moved to Russia in 1814.

He studied theology at the University of Dorpat (Estonia) from 1828-1830, and was ordained in 1831.

He served the parish in the Volga German colony of Warenburg from 1834 until his death there on 6 October 1883. He is the father of the Rev. Karl Theodor Hölz, the Rev. Karl Julius Hölz, and the Rev. Karl Leopold Hölz.

Source(s): 

- Hölz Franz Karl (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.

Volga Colonies: 

Pastor Franz Karl Hölz.
Source: wolgadeutsche.ru