Alejandro Schell was born 9 October 1897 in Sewald and died 7 September 1972. He was ordained 13 December 1922. He was consecrated as the Bishop of Lomas de Zamora in Argentina on 10 April 1963 and served until his death.
He served the Volga German parishes in the San Isidro and Villa Ballester neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.
Bishop Schell's Volga German ancestors came from the colony of Sewald.