Pastor Schilling was born 27 April 1862 in Neu-Halbstadt/Tau. and died 21 October 1947 in Dessau. He served as the assistant pastor in the congregation in Krasnoyar in 1897; from 1898-1904 in Riebensdorf; from 1905-1919 in Glückstal (Odessa); and in Odessa from 1920-1932. After that he returned to Germany.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 168.