Theophil Rudolf Möllmann, son of the Rev. Johann Friedrich Möllmann and Wilhelme Choz, was born 30 July 1887 in Marienfeld (Caucasus). He spent most of his childhood in Dietel where his father was serving as pastor. He completed his theological training in Dorpat and was ordained in 1922. From 1924 to 1930, he served the parish in Belowesch (Chernigov District). He was arrested in 1932 and was exiled from 1933-1935.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 160.