Ferdinand Stahl

(1874-1950). Missionary. He became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1902, and soon afterward he and his wife, née Ana Christian Carlson, took the nursing course at Battle Creek Sanitarium. After graduating, they took charge of treatment rooms in Cleveland, Ohio, and then operated a sanitarium in Akron, Ohio. At the General Conference of 1909 the Stahls offered themselves for mission service and paid their own way to Bolivia, where they arrived in July 1909 and soon began work among the Indians in and around La Paz. Two years later Stahl was temporarily assigned to the Plateria Mission, on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, with the understanding that he was to serve the Indians in both Peru and Bolivia. Later the same year (1911) this temporary assignment was extended, and he worked for about ...

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

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