The Rev. Johannes Gross, son of bricklayer Peter & Maria Apollonia Gross, was born 27 June 1803 in Steinbockenheim bei Kreuznach (Germany). He married on 15 October 1823 to Amalie Hastädt. He studied theology at the Basel Missionary Society from 1825 to 1828. He was ordained on 9 April 1832 in Lörrach. He died in Saratov on 1 July 1853.
He served the Lutheran congregations in Astrakhan (1832-1835) and Saratov (1835-1853).
- Gross 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): 138.