Merritt Kellogg

(1832-1922). Physician, missionary. He was the oldest son of John P. Kellogg. Accepting the Adventist faith at the age of 20, he became active in the organization of the Battle Creek Sabbath school and was elected its first superintendent. In 1859 he moved to California, being probably the first Seventh-day Adventist in the state. In 1861 he gave a course of lectures in San Francisco and baptized 14 converts. In 1867 he returned to the East and took a short medical course at Troll’s Hygieo-Therapeutic College in New Jersey. At the General Conference session in May 1868 he made a stirring appeal for workers to be sent to California. In response, J. N. Loughborough and D. T. Bourdeau were sent. The doctor joined these two men in their evangelistic campaigns, speaking especially on health s...

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

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