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Leonhard Eberle
      Father Eberle, son of Johannes 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 arrested several times, including on 12 July 1930 as part of the sweep to pick up priests believed to be involved in government subversion. He was allegedly found dead on the street during the winter of 1931 in Arkhangelsk. During his life, he visited Jerusalem.

Sources

- Moll, Helmut. Witnesses for Christ, A German 20th Century Martyrology v. 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: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 354.

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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


A group of Catholic priests serving the German-speaking populations of Russia. Father Eberle, at the time a deacon, is standing, second from the left.
Source: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection of North Dakota State University.