Pastor Gottlob Koch was born 2 March 1861 in Gnadental (Bessarabia). He was ordained 6 September 1887 in Saratov and served the parishes of Weizenfeld (1887-1923) and Orenburg (1923-1929). He was arrested in 1929 and exiled in 1931. He returned in 1938 and was still living in 1941. He died in Siberia.
- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1978): 151, 197.