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Max Gröschel

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Gröschel, Max (1874–1955)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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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

Max Gröschel, pioneer printer of the Brazilian Publishing House, was born December 4, 1874, in Pennig, Germany. He worked for a few years at the Hamburg Publishing House1 until he immigrated to Brazil in 1910.2 He married Clara Gröschel (1870-1954) who was born in Leipzig, Germany, and the couple had seven children.3

When the family arrived in Brazil, they settled down in the state of Santa Catarina. In 1913, Max started working at the Brazilian Publishing House (then referred to as Sociedade Internacional de Tratados no Brasil.)4 Johannes Augusto Pages, who had previously been a treasurer-editor at the Hamburg Publishing House, was now manager of the newly founded Brazilian Publishing House,5 and with help of the Hamburg Publishing House he got a donation of two printers and, in 1912, acquired other German equipment.6 As Max had already worked at the Hamburg Publishing House, he contributed to the operation of the new equipment received by the Brazilian Publishing House and, consequently, for the expansion of its publishing capacity.

Max and his family were for many years members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the city of Santo André, in the state of São Paulo.7 During the time that he worked at the Brazilian Publishing House, he ran the printing department until the Linotype machine system was implemented. At the beginning, his work was essentially manual. The method of composition was letter-by-letter, so it made book production very laborious.

The first books to be edited passed through Gröschel’s hands. Besides his editorial services, in 1925 Max represented his field as a delegate to the seventh assembly of the South Brazil Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.8 After he had served the Adventist institution for more than 35 years, he retired in 1949. He passed away at the age of 81 in the city of Santo André, São Paulo state, on May 27, 1955.9 As a Brazilian Publishing House pioneer printer, Max contributed to the beginning of the publishing house in Brazil.

Sources

Bernardo E. Schuenemann. “Groeschel.” Revista Adventista, year 50, no. 8, August 1955. Accessed April 3, 2018, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

de Morais, Adilson Rodrigues. “Os passos da CPB.” Monography, IAE - now referred to as Brazil Adventist University, Engenheiro Coelho, 1991.

“Groeschel.” Revista Adventista, year 49, no. 10, October 1954, 26. Accessed April 3, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Neilsen, N. P. and C. E. Schofield. “Relatório da sétima Sessão da União Sul Brasileira dos Adventistas do Sétimo Dia.” Revista Mensal, vol 20, no. 6, June 1925. Accessed April 3, 2018, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br.

Notes

  1. Schuenemann, Bernardo E., “Groeschel,” Revista Adventista, year 50, no. 8, August 1955, 28.

  2. Ibid.

  3. “Groeschel,” Revista Adventista, year 49, no. 10, October 1954, 26.

  4. Schuenemann, Bernardo E., “Groeschel,” Revista Adventista, year 50, no. 8, August 1955, 28.

  5. Adilson Rodrigues de Morais, “Os passos da CPB” (Monography, IAE - now referred to as Brazil Adventist University, Engenheiro Coelho, 1991), 7.

  6. Ibid. 11.

  7. “Groeschel,” Revista Adventista, year 49, no. 10, October 1954, 26.

  8. Neilsen, N. P e Schofield, C. E., “Relatório da Sétima Sessão da União Sul-Brasileira dos Adventistas do Setimo Dia,” Revista Mensal, vol 20, no. 6, June 1925, 3.

  9. Schuenemann, Bernardo E., “Groeschel,” Revista Adventista, year 50, no. 8, August 1955, 28.

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UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Gröschel, Max (1874–1955)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2024. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9GIL.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Gröschel, Max (1874–1955)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Date of access April 23, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9GIL.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center – (2020, January 29). Gröschel, Max (1874–1955). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved April 23, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9GIL.