The Rev. Woldemar Emil Arthur Sibbul, son of merchant Georg S. Sibbul and Elisabeth Makkar, was born in Dorpat, Estonia, on 25 August 1869 and died 16 February 1947 in Berlin. He was married in Saratov on 10 January 1901 to Olga Kindsvater, daughter of Alexander K. Kindsvater and Natalie Müller. She was born in Saratov on 26 October 1878 and died in Hamburg, West Germany, on 14 December 1972.
He attended highschool and college in Dorpat, Estonia, and was a student in the seminary at Dorpat from 1891 to 1896. He was ordained on 9 February 1897 in Norka and was assistant pastor there from then until 1901. He then served from 1901 to 1920 as assistant pastor in Irkutsk. From 1921 to 1925 he was an instructor of religion at the Cathedral School in Reval (now Tallinin, Estonia). He also served as pastor vicar at the Cathedral School and continued as pastor there until 1939 and also served as the supervisor of the Evening Middle School.
Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 172.