John P. Kellogg

(1807-1881). Cofounder of institutions. The father of Dr. Merritt Kellogg; Dr. John Harvey Kellogg; Will K. Kellogg, the cornflake king; and 13 other children. At the age of 29 he settled on a farm in a pioneer settlement in Tyrone township, Livingston County, Michigan. Being religiously inclined, he took the lead in arranging with his neighbors for calling a minister and establishing a place of meeting. In 1852, while Kellogg was raking hay, a neighbor, M. E. Cornell, a young Adventist minister, who had just learned about the seventh-day Sabbath from Joseph Bates, leaped over the fence, and poured out the joyful news to him. Going to hear Bates, Kellogg became fully convinced and gladly accepted the Adventist message. From that moment he always manifested a deep interest in the progress o...

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

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