Jacob Alexander or Michael Topelius
Pastor Jakob Alexander [per Schnurr] Michael [per Amburger] Topelius, son of Jakob Topelius & Maria Berg, was born 1 October 1751 in Uleaaborg (today in Finland). He was a student of theology in Aabo, but failed the examination there. He was ordained in St. Petersburg in 1776. He served the congregation in Galka (1782-1788).
He married on 5 December 1786 to Eva Juliana Sartelius, the daughter of Pastor Henrik Sartelius. He died in Toksovo in the county of Schlüsselburg on 23 October 1810.
Sources- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren der evangelischen Kirchen Rußlands (Lüneburg, Germany: Institut Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk, 1998).
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 176, 207.
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