Father Gabel attended the Catholic Seminary in Saratov
and was ordained 10 January 1882. He served the Husaren
Parish and the Kamenka
Parish from 1885 to 1894. From 3 December 1904 to 1911, he served the parish in Schuck
, and in 1928 was serving in Luzern
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 341.