Father Ocks was born in about 1872 in 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
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 351.