The Rev. Arthur Pfeifer was born in Norka in 1897. He served the parish in Yagodnaya-Polyana from 1929-1934. He was arrested in 1935, along with his brother, the Rev. Emil Pfeiffer, and "resettled" to Alma Ata (current Kazakhstan).
Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 163.