Father Paul was born in1889 in Rohleder. He served the parishes of Anton (1914-1916) and Neu-Kolonie (1916-1924). He also served the parish in Seelmann. He was arrested on 12 January 1930 along with other priests accused of government subversion. Following a series of trials, he was sentenced to death. He was executed on 1 November 1937.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 369.