Ana Stahl

(1870-1968). Missionary to South America. Ana was born in Sweden and began training in the art of housekeeping when she was 12. At 15 years of age she was housekeeper in a wealthy Swedish home. The following year she emigrated to the United States. While working in a restaurant, she met Ferdinand Stahl, and they were married in 1892. Several years later, after their conversion to the Seventh-day Adventist truth, friends arranged for the Stahls to go to Madison, Wisconsin, to take the nurse’s course. After attending the General Conference session of 1909, they were called to South America. Ana, who became known as la hermana Ana, nursed among the wealthy Spanish women as well as the destitute Indians of both the Amazon and Andes regions. She was instrumental in starting church schools amo...

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

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