Guilherme Stein

(1871-1957). First Seventh-day Adventist baptized in Brazil; editor, translator, author, and teacher. Born into a family of Swiss-German settlers in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, he attended a German school at Campinas for five years. In 1893 he married Maria Kraehenbuch and through the influence of her parents, who were devoted Methodists, began to study the Bible, from which he learned about the seventh-day Sabbath. He began to keep it without knowing of any Seventh-day Adventists. After reading Ellen White’s Great Controversy, which had been left by a colporteur with his wife’s grandmother some years previously, he corresponded with W. H. Thurston, an SDA book agent stationed at Rio de Janeiro. He became so interested in what he learned that he translated Mrs. White’s book Step...

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

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