Daniel Bourdeau

(1835-1905). Evangelist and missionary, brother of A. C. Bourdeau. At 11 years of age he joined the Baptist Church, and at 16, with his brother, attended a Baptist French language institution at Grand Ligne, Lower Canada. In 1861 he married Marion E. Saxby. Ordained to the SDA ministry in 1858, he, with his brother, spent many years in evangelism in New England and Canada. As far as is known, the two brothers were the first of French descent to accept the Seventh-day Adventist faith. In 1868, with J. N. Loughborough, he responded to a call from an SDA group in California, headed by M. G. Kellogg, to open SDA work in that state. When he returned to the East in 1870, he resumed work among the French-speaking people and organized churches in Wisconsin and Illinois (1873). In 1876 he went to E...

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