Fuchs, Johann Heinrich


Pastor Johann Heinrich Fuchs is the only known member of the clergy who immigrated along with the original colonists to the German colonies along the Volga River in the 1760s.  It is not known from where he received his theological training.  He served the colony of Messer from 1767-1770 and also the colony of Norka from 1767-1769.

He then served several parishes in Russian villages before returning to Riebensdorf where he served from 1798-1801.  He died in Moscow in 1802.


- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren Der Evangelischen Kirchen Russlands Vom Ende Des 16. Jahrhunderts Bis 1937: Ein Biographisches Lexikon (Lüneburg: Inst. Nordostdt. Kulturwerk, 1998): 320.
- Johann Heinrich Fuchs (Steve Schreiber)
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen Und Das Religiöse Leben Der Rußlanddeutschen (Stuttgart: AER-Verl., 1978): 136.

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