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Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz (1895–1980)

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

First Published: January 29, 2020

Carl Herman Franz Stabenow, Adventist pioneer in the state of Espírito Santo,1 was born January 22, 1895, in the city of Santa Leopoldina, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Son of Matilde Reblin and Carl Stabenow, 2who had immigrated to Brazil in 1869 where they worked as farmers. Carl grew up in a Lutheran family and received Christian instruction, especially from his mother who was a good Bible student.3

On February 20, 1916, he married his cousin, Guilhermina Krüger (1895-1974), in a Lutheran church.4 From this union were born 11 children: Germano (1916-2002), Lydia (1917-1996),5 Alberto (1919-1992), Floriano (1921-1950), Martinho (1922-),6 Holdina (1924-2014),7 Elza (1927-1946), Zeferino (1932-?),8Samuel (1932-?),9 Paulo (1935-2015),10 and Waldemar (1938-).11 After the wedding they lived for about four years12 in Alto Caldeirão, town of Santa Teresa, state of Espírito Santo. In 1920 they moved to Serra Pelada district, town of Afonso Cláudio, in the same state.13 Here the family learned the Adventist message from their neighbors.14 Realizing that the neighbors were Sabbath keepers, Carl became worried because he believed that Sunday was the true day for people to worship. Intrigued by this, he asked the father of the family the reason for his belief. They discussed the matter for a year, until with the help of teachers Henrique Stoehr and Emilio Storch, Carl and his wife found biblical support for keeping the seventh-day Sabbath.15 They were baptized at the end of 1920 at the Serra Pelada Adventist Church.16

They were active members in this church until approximately 1922 when the family moved to the district of Ribeirão, currently belonging to Laranja da Terra town, state of Espírito Santo. There was no established Adventist church in that location. The Adventists met at first in Henrique Felz’s house and later in Carl’s house, until the first school and church were inaugurated on October 31, 1925.17 In 1931 they moved to Laranja da Terra, old district in the city of Afonso Cláudio, in the same state. This city also lacked an established church. A small group met at Stabenow’s house. Over time the group increased so much that the need arose to build a church.18 Though there were some hard times during the construction, on December 26, 1946, the church was inaugurated by Pastor Abraham Classen Harder, president of Espírito Santo Mission.19

The Stabenow family was directly involved in establishing many churches in the state of Espírito Santo. Carl and Guilhermina had the habit, when their children married, of donating a piece of land to them which already had a church building on it so that the gospel would be spread to the neighbors and residents of the region.20 In that way the family became one of the traditions of the Adventist Church of that state. From his 11 children, 38 grandchildren, and 57 great-grandchildren many of them became church members and some of them became pastors.21

On December 3, 1974, Carl went through the sad experience of the death of his wife, Guilhermina. 22 Later, he married Matilde Tech with whom he lived until the end of his life. He died on November 15, 1980 at the age of 85 in the city of Laranja da Terra.23

Sources

“Carlos Stabenow.” Revista Adventista, year 76, no. 76, January 1981, 37. Accessed September 18, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo. In: Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf 2. Rack 14. Folder “Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz.” Accessed September 13, 2017.

“Holdina Stabenow Marrochi Kloss.” Revista Adventista, year 108, no. 1269, February 2014, 41. Accessed September 14, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

Horton, Mairon. “Nota de Falecimento – Pr. Paulo Stabenow.” Notícias Adventistas (Online), April 2, 2015.

João Kattwinkel. “Deus Está à Frente de Seu Trabalho.” Revista Adventista, year 43, no. 5, May 1948, 12. Accessed September 18, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

“Karl Herman Franz Stabenow.” National Center of Adventist History (Online), October 10, 2013.

“Lídia Augusta Luiza Stabenow Kloss.” Revista Adventista, year 93, no. 1, January 1997, 30. Accessed September 14, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

Lüdtke, Mizael, A Tocha da Verdade: De geração em geração. 1ª edição, Niterói, RJ: Editora ADOS, 2016.

“Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz,” Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já traduzidos, 1422-1423. Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Centro de Pesquisas Ellen White, 1994.

Stabnov, Zeferino. “Breve Relato de Minha Vida.” In: Minha vida de pastor: cinquenta e três pastores jubilados falam de sua vida e de seu ministério, segunda edição, editado por Tercio Sarli, 523-524. Campinas, São Paulo: Certeza Editorial, 2007

Notes

  1. “Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz,” Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já traduzidos (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Ellen G. White Research Center, 1994), 1422-1423.

  2. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo in Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf 2. Rack 14. Folder “Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz.” Accessed September 13, 2017.

  3. Zeferino Stabnov. “Breve relato de minha vida,” in: Minha vida de pastor: cinquenta e três pastores jubilados falam de sua vida e de seu ministério, ed. Tercio Sarli (Campinas, São Paulo: Certeza Editorial, 2007), 523-524.

  4. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1; and Paulo Stabenow. “Breve relato de minha vida,” in: Minha vida de pastor: cinquenta e três pastores jubilados falam de sua vida e de seu ministério, ed. Tercio Sarli (Campinas, São Paulo: Certeza Editorial, 2007), 397.

  5. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1; Zeferino Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Centro White, Engenheiro Coelho-SP, October 3, 2016; and “Lídia Augusta Luiza Stabenow Kloss,” Revista Adventista, year 93, no. 1, January 1997, 30.

  6. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1; and Zeferino Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho-SP, October 3, 2016.

  7. Zeferino Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho-SP, October 3, 2016; and “Holdina Stabenow Marrochi Kloss,” Revista Adventista, year 108, no. 1269, February 2014, 41.

  8. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1; and Zeferino Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho-SP, October 3, 2016.

  9. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1.

  10. Mairon Horton, “Nota de Falecimento – Pr. Paulo Stabenow,” Notícias Adventistas, Abril 2, 2015, Accessed June 16, 2016, http://noticias.adventistas.org/pt/noticia/institucional/nota-de-falecimento-pr-paulo-stabenow/.

  11. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1; and Zeferino Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho-SP, October 3, 2016.

  12. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 2; and “Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz,” Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já traduzidos (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Centro de Pesquisas Ellen White, 1994), 1422-1423.

  13. “Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz,” Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já traduzidos (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Ellen G. White Research Center, 1994), 1422-1423.

  14. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 2.

  15. Ibid., 2-3; and “Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz,” Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já traduzidos (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Ellen G. White Research Center, 1994), 1422-1423.

  16. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 3.

  17. Ibid.; and Mizael Lüdtke, A Tocha da Verdade: De geração em geração (Niterói, RJ: Editora ADOS, 2016), 270.

  18. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 4.

  19. Ibid.; and Kattwinkel, João, “Deus Está à Frente de Seu Trabalho,” Revista Adventista, year 43, no. 5, May 1948, 12.

  20. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1; and Zeferino Stabnov. “Breve relato de minha vida,” In: Minha vida de pastor: cinquenta e três pastores jubilados falam de sua vida e de seu ministério, ed. Tercio Sarli (Campinas, São Paulo: Certeza Editorial, 2007), 524.

  21. “Carlos Stabenow,” Revista Adventista, year 76, no. 76, January 1981, 37.

  22. Dados da Família Carlos Stabenow na História da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center; UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP), 1.

  23. Ibid.; “Carlos Stabenow,” Revista Adventista, year 76, no. 76, January 1981, 37; and Mizael Lüdtke, A Tocha da Verdade: De geração em geração (Niterói, RJ: Editora ADOS, 2016), 270.

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UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz (1895–1980)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Accessed September 29, 2022. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=6GPL.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz (1895–1980)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Date of access September 29, 2022, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=6GPL.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center – (2020, January 29). Stabenow, Carl Herman Franz (1895–1980). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved September 29, 2022, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=6GPL.