Father Kraft was born in 1842 in Blumental, one of the Molotschna German colonies in Ukraine. He died 5 April 1895 in Seelmann. He was ordained on 26 March 1866. From 1866 to 1869 he served as the administrator in Schönchen. From 1869 to 1873, he was parish priest in Landau. From 1880 to 1885, Father Kraft served as the priest and deacon in Seelmann.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 332.