Lesta, Adalbert Gustav Michael
Adalbert Gustav Michael Lesta, son of Gustav Lesta & Minna Pallon, was born 20 November 1869 in Dorpat, Estonia. He studied theology from 1888-1895 at the University of Dorpat (Estonia) and was ordained on 15 December 1896 in Moscow.
He served his vicarship in Yagodnaya Polyana (1896-1897) and later served the parishes in Samara (1897-1904), Tobolks (1904-1909), Tomsk & Barnaul (1909-1914), and Vladivostok (1914-1922).
He married on 17 August 1899 in Yagodnaya Polyana to Ella Julie Schilling, daughter of Pastor Julius August Schilling. She had been born 8 November 1878 in Yekatrinburg and died 31 March 1846 in Wetzlar.
In January 1923, he moved to Reval and served parishes in that area until 1941 when he immigrated to Germany. He died 21 October 1941 in Brütz, Meckelenburg (Germany).
- Lesta Adalbert Gustav Michael (wolgadeutsche.ru) [Online]
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 155.