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Irkutsk

of Irkutsk. In 1817 he married a local priest's daughter named Catherine, and on May 18, 1817 he was ordained (cheirotonia) a deacon of the Church of the Annunciation in Irkutsk. After he completed his studies in 1818, he was appointed a teacher in a parish school (parochial school); and on May 18, 1821 he was ordained a priest to serve in the Church of the Annunciation. In Russian he was known as Father Ioann, the religious version of Ivan. In 1807 Ivan entered the Irkutsk

he was known as Father Ioann, the religious version of Ivan. Alexander ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He became a successful merchant in Irkutsk, Siberia. He was lured to Russian America, by the growing Maritime Fur Trade there. He became a successful trader there and established and managed trading posts in the Kodiak Island region. Chartered by Tsar Paul I (Paul of Russia) in 1799, it was Russia's first joint stock company


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