The Rev. Johannes Parstrauts was born on 29 August 1851 in Bauske (Kurland), and died on 3 April 1929 near Mittau. He was ordained on 30 May 1894 in Moscow and served the congregation of St. Peters in St. Petersburg (1894-1895) and the congregation in Gnadenflur (1895-1909).
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 162, 196.