Carlos Krieghoff

(1870-1969). Pioneer worker in South America. Krieghoff was born in Switzerland and at the age of 15 emigrated to Chile with his family. After reading the book Daniel and the Revelation, he accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith and was baptized in 1897. In 1902 he and his wife gave 45 acres (18 hectares) of land for the building of a school in Pua, Chile. The school began operation in 1906, and by the next year a building was erected with a capacity of 100 students. Krieghoff was the carpenter-builder, and also the first president of this training school, which eventually became Chile College. In 1908 he was called as secretary-treasurer of the Chile Conference. After his ordination in 1912, he again served as president of the school in Pua until 1916 when he was assigned the work of se...

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

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