Pastor Schleuning was born 27 January 1879 in Neu-Norka and died 5 April 1962 in Braunschweig, Germany. He served the congregation in Tiflis from 1910-1914.
In Germany, Pastor Schleuning was known for his human rights activistism. He served as the first president of the Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 168.