Biography of Ivan Pratkel

Born into a lower middle class family in Trashkuny, Wilkomirsk district, Kovno province, in 1863. As of July 1926 he was residing in Leningrad and was a member of the parish council of St. Catherine Church; from 1936 he was its chairman. By 1937 he was disabled and on pension. November 6, 1937 – arrested. That same month he was sentenced to death [Special Troika, NKVD Directorate, Leningrad oblast] and shot, in Levashovo Field, outside Leningrad, at age 74 (date of sentence and execution unknown). Source: Shkarovskii, p. 278
Variant Names:
Pratkel, Ivan; Pratkel', Ivan Mikhaĭlovich
Kaunas (Lithuania); Saint Petersburg (Russia)
male; laity; executed