Eberle, Leonhard

Profession: 
Clergy
Biography: 

Father Eberle was born 28 October 1870 in Rastadt, and is believed to have died in 1931 in Arkhangelsk. He was ordained in 1897. From 7 December 1897 to 12 October 1912, he served the parish of Schönfeld. He served the Kamenka Parish from 6 December 1912 to 1928. He was allegedly found dead on the street during the winter of 1931 in Arkhangelsk. During his life, he visited Jerusalem.

Source(s): 

- Helmut Moll, Witnesses for Christ, A German 20th Century Martyrology vol. 2 (Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, 2003): 15.
-  Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 354.

Volga Colonies: 

Father Leonhard Eberle.
Photo courtesy of the Jolenta Fischer Masterson Collection, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University

Father Leonhard Eberle.
Photo courtesy of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University