Theodor Lepner (circa 1633 – 07.11.1691) was born in Mühlhausen (Preussisch Eylau district) into the family of the German pastor Hiob Lepner. He spent his childhood in Ragnit, where his father was appointed archpriest in 1635. In 1650 he began studying at the University of Königsberg and subsequently attended several universities in Germany. In 1655 Theodor Lepner was appointed the first German and Lithuanian pastor in the newly established parish of Budwethen (lit. Būdviečiai, rus. Malomoshaiskoje, Ragnit district). He remained in Budwethen until his death.