Pastor Dorn was born in Walershausen bei Gotha (Württemberg) on 6 February 1765 to merchant Johannes Dorn & Catharina Raff. He came to Russia from Winnenden, Württemberg. He became a student of theology on 9 April 1782 in Tübingen and obtained his masters there on 24 September 1783. He served the congregation in Galka from 1792-1794 and died there on 26 November 1794.
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