Louis R. Conradi

(1856-1939). Evangelist and administrator; in his last years a Seventh Day Baptist minister. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, he began studies leading to the Roman Catholic priesthood, but migrated to America at the age of 17. After working at various jobs, he found employment clearing land on the farm of a Methodist merchant in Iowa. He was converted in 1878 to the Seventh-day Adventist faith in the home of James Burton, a farmer, where he boarded. Applying himself diligently to his studies, he completed the four-year course at Battle Creek College in one third the usual time, at the same time working as a typesetter. He worked with energy for the German-speaking people of the Middle West and in 1882 was ordained. In 1886 the General Conference sent him to work in Europe, with his headquarters...

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