Father Ocks was born in 1871 in the Volga German colony of Mariental. He was ordained on 26 Jun 1894. He served the parish of Krasna in Bessarabia from 16 August 1894 to 25 April 1901. From approximately 1910 to 1914, he was the parish priest for Mariental parish, and also later served Josefstal.
He was executed on 5 December 1937 in Uralsk.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen, Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 351.