Bellendir, Adam

Father Bellendir was born in 1889 in Köhler. He was educated at the Saratov Theological Seminary and ordained in 1913. He began his service in Köhler. In 1914, he became the parish administrator of the St. Anthony of Padua parish in Schuck and served there as pastor from 1916 until 1930.
On 10 January 1930 he was arrested at the Polish border and sent to the Butyrka prison in Moscow where he was accused of being involved in a conspiracy of the Volga German clergy. On 20 April 1931, he was sentenced to 10 years in a concentration camp and was sent to the Solovetsky Islands. On 9 October 1937, he was convicted again and was sentenced to death by a secret police tribunal. He was executed on 3 November 1937 in the Solovetsky prison.
- "Book of Remembrance: Biographies of Catholic Clergy and Laity Repressed in the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1918-1953" [Online]. University of Notre Dame.
- Reinelt, Kurt. Lebensbilder russlanddeutscher Märtyrer: Bischöfe und Priester; posted by the G