Eduardo Thomann

(1874-1955). One of the earliest Seventh-day Adventists in Chile, pioneer missionary in Bolivia and Peru, editor. He was born in Switzerland and came to Chile in 1885. Since his family was poor, he received only an elementary education before he was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. Later he learned wood carving. As a young man he joined the Presbyterian Church and developed into a strong youth leader, serving as secretary and teacher in the Sunday school. When the first SDA colporteurs in Chile, T. H. Davis and F. W. Bishop, came to Santiago in 1894, Thomann’s younger brother, Victor, recognized them on the street as the men he had seen in a dream sometime previously and accosted them. This meeting led to Bible studies, which the colporteurs, who knew little Spanish, presented in English. ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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