Biography of Father Florian Schultz

Born into a peasant family in Landau, Kherson province, in 1873. Graduated from Saratov Seminary and was ordained in 1896 for the Diocese of Tiraspol. Served at St. Michael parish in Kandel, outside Odessa; later served in Blumenfeld and Wittman, Kamensk deanery; from1899 he was administrator of St. Wendelin parish in Hildmann [Panovka] and built a filial church in Leichtling [Ilavlia]; from 1914 he also tended the parish in Köhler. November 10, 1925 – arrested on charges of “agitation in protest against measures undertaken by the Soviet regime with respect to the people’s education and the liquidation of illiteracy.” He was held in the prison in Pokrovsk during the investigation; on March 26, 1926, he was sentenced under Article 69(3) of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to three years’ exile to Kazakhstan [Special Board, OGPU Collegium]. Sent to Kzyl-Orda, and then later to Kustanai. Released January 18, 1929, with restrictions on residence in the six major cities and the border regions. From April 1929 he resided in Stalingrad, where he was arrested in 1930 and drawn into the investigation in the case against Catholic clergy and laity. December 1, 1930 – sentenced under Article 58-10 to ten years in corrective labor camp [OGPU Collegium]. Sent to Vologoda Camp; released from the camp February 22, 1933, but banished to the Northern Territory to serve out the remainder of his sentence. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Dzwonkowski, p. 578; Schnurr, p. 353
Variant Names:
Schultz, Florian; Shul't︠s︡, Florian I︠A︡kovlevich
Khersonsʹka oblastʹ (Ukraine); Saratov (Russia); Tiraspol (Moldova); Rybalʹskoye (Rozdilʹnsʹkyĭ raĭon, Ukraine); T︠S︡vetochnoe (Volgogradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Panovka (Russia); Ilavlia (Russia); Köhler (Russia); Pokrovsk (Saratovskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Qyzylorda (Kazakhstan); Qostanaĭ (Kazakhstan); Volgograd (Russia); Vologodskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (Russia); Severnyĭ kraĭ (R.S.F.S.R.)
male; clergy and religious; fate unknown