Masing, Ferdinand Magnus
Pastor Ferdinand Magnus Masing, son of Johann Reinhold Masing & Antoinette Elisabeth Kraft, was born 15 April 1815 in Reval [now Tallinn]. He died on 8 November 1887 in Jamma, near Esela, now Saaremaa, Estonia. He married on 28 August 1842 in Groß-St. Johannis Lutheran Church to Anna Henriette Emilie Petsch. She had been born on 9 March 1821 and died 15 February 1900 in Dorpat (now Tartu), Estonia.
He studied theology at the University of Dorpat. He was ordained on 12 August 1842 in Reval.
From 1842 to 1851, he served as pastor of the Lutheran parish of Reinhard. In 1851 he returned to his homeland in Estonia. He served as pastor in the parish of Jamma from 1851 until his death in 1887. From 1875 to 1887, he also served at the same time a parish in Anseküll.
- Masing Ferdinand Magnus (Wolgadeutsche.ru) [online]
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 158.