Biography of Joseph (Semenovich) Neigum

Born into a peasant family in Turash, Perekop district, Tavrida province, in 1899. Finished school in Turash. Until 1921 he worked as a hired worker, and then on his own farmstead, but he was de-kulakized in 1930. From 1932 he lived in Evpatoria, worked as a digger at KrymGravel, and was a parishioner of the local church. April 2, 1936 – arrested in a case against Catholic clergy and laity (Frison et al.). Charges stated that “over the course of several years he had close contact with the German pastor Frison.” June 19 – presented with the indictment under Articles 54-10 and 54-11 of the Criminal Code of the Ukrainian SSR, which he refused to sign. Presented once again with an indictment on the same charges on June 28 and he again refused to sign. July 29, 1936 – released from Simferopol Prison and his file was closed. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 1733 fp, Archive TsGAOO (Ukraine); Sokolovskyi, pp. 131-142
Variant Names:
Neigum, Joseph (Semenovich); Neĭgum, Iosif Semenovich
Turash (Simferopolʹsʹkyĭ raĭon, Uraine); I︠E︡vpatorii︠a︡ (Ukraine); Simferopolʹ (Ukraine)
male; laity; fate unknown