Father Asum was born 6 July 1784 in Oberhaslach, Bavaria, and died 2 April 1847 in Linz, Austria. He was a member of the Order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) and was ordained 5 July 1803. He served the Kamenka Parish from 14 August 1819 to 15 September 1820.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 315.