Biography of George Gress

Studied at Saratov Seminary but was not ordained. From 1917 he worked as a schoolteacher in Mariental and from 1922, in Saratov. In 1925 he moved to Leningrad, worked as a teacher, and was president of the parish council at one of the churches. In 1927 he was arrested on charges of “suspicious contacts and being a middleman in an illegal nexus of contacts with a counter-revolutionary element.” In 1928 he was banished to Siberia for three years. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 95215, Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation
Variant Names:
Gress, George; Gress, Georgiĭ
Saratov (Russia); Marʹi︠a︡nivka (Ovidiopol'sʹkyĭ raĭon, Ukraine); Saint Petersburg (Russia); Siberia (Russia)
male; laity; fate unknown