Father Cafasso was born 29 December 1776 in Castelnuovo, Italy. He was a member of the Order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order). He was ordained? on 12 June 1805. He served the parish of Rohleder
from 28 September 1807 to 11 October 1808. He served the parish of Schönchen
- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 261.