Father Vetsch was born 25 January 1861 in Josefstal (Odessa District?) and died 10 January 1927. He was ordained 11 June 1884. He served in Neu-Kolonie
from 1884-1887 and in Rothammel
from 1887-1894. Following that, he served parishes in the Odessa District.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 343.