Henry Schultz

(1843-1926). One of the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist work among the German-speaking Americans. He was born in Germany, but as a child moved with his parents to Illinois. He was wounded on the battlefield in the American Civil War and at that time resolved to be a Christian. In 1868 he married Sarah Jane Rouch. He was a prominent lay member in a German Protestant church in Nebraska when C. L. Boyd and A. J. Cudney came to preach in his town about 1872. Urged by his minister to persuade the people that the Seventh-day Adventists were wrong, he studied the Bible, failed to find any scriptural evidence against them, and as a result joined the SDA Church. In 1875 he was licensed to preach and in 1876 was ordained to the ministry by S. N. Haskell. In 1885 he was elected president of the...

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

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