Father Schamne was born in 1841 in Graf and died 2 March 1904 in Ekaterinoslav. He was ordained on 21 Jun 1864. He served most of his career in the German colonies in the Odessa District.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 332.