Christian Gottlieb Hegele was born in Hirschlanden, Leonberg, Württemberg. He served as pastor in Beideck from 1836 to 1850 and in Yagodnaya-Polyana from 1850 until his death there on 3 January 1864. Hegele also ministered to the colony of Norka from 1841 to 1845. During this period of time Norka did not have a resident pastor. He married Nancy Galloway, the daughter of James Galloway, and sister to the wife of Pastor Karl Heinrich Thomas.
Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1978): 141.
Johann Christian Hegele (Norka website - Steve Schreiber)