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Stoehr, Conrad F. (1900–1990)

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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

Conrad F. Stoehr was born in 1900 in Germany.1 Through his years of service, he was a pastor, teacher and principal, and evangelist for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. There are few historical records about his life. However, the names of at least three of his siblings, who, just like Conrad, made a significant contribution to the denomination, are known: Martha Staub Stoehr, Waldemar Stoehr, and Henrique G. Stoehr.2

Conrad was baptized in his home country in 1918. Soon after, he decided to dedicate himself to preaching the Gospel as a missionary in a foreign country, moving to Brazil around 1920. In Brazil, he joined the denominational service as a teacher at the Adventist school in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais.3 Conrad Stoehr was then a school principal and a teacher at the Adventist school in Serra Pelada, Espírito Santo.4 Later, he went back to Teófilo Otoni, where he taught at the local Adventist school and was a church pastor in the district of São Jacinto.5 Conrad married Elizabeth Stoehr,6 who also made significant contributions to the church in the area of education.7 They had two children, Brunhilde and Henrique.8

In December 1928, the East Brazil Union Conference appointed Stoehr evangelist of the Minas Gerais Mission, concentrating his activities in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.9 In 1930, he was transferred to the Rio-Espírito Santo Conference to work as a teacher on one of the school campuses.10 In 1932, he began to serve as pastor of the Entrada Church in Bom Retiro, Santa Catarina.11 He also worked as a teacher and school principal in the local Adventist school,12 where the students were taught in German.13 Stoehr remained as the pastor of this congregation until 1933.14

He continued working as the principal and teacher at the local Adventist school for another two years. In 1935, he was transferred to teach at the local school in Benedito Novo, Santa Catarina.15 Through Stoehr’s work, the number of students in that school increased from 25 to 62 in three years, making it the largest school of the South Brazil Union Conference at that time.16 Through his ministry as an educator, he sought to awaken the desire for missionary work in the hearts of his students, which resulted in the first canvassing program involving students in 1937.17 Stoehr was also involved in the construction of the city’s local temple.18

Later, Stoehr worked in the church of Ribeirão Fresco in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, from 1949-1951.19 During his 50 years of service to the Adventist Church in Brazil,20 he worked as a pastor in the church of Brilhante district, in Itajaí, Santa Catarina,21 and as a speaker for the program, Voz da Esperança (Voice of Prophecy),22 in the city of São Paulo. This program was designed for the German audience of Brazil. It reached several states of the nation, such as Santa Catarina, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul, and extended to areas of Paraguay and Argentina.23 Stoehr retired as a pastor for the German community at the São Paulo Central Church.24

After his retirement, Conrad Stoehr dedicated his final years to visiting institutions and performing Weeks of Prayer, among other activities. He died at age 90 on June 15, 1990, in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Stoehr greatly contributed to the advancement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brazil as one of the first missionaries sent to proclaim the Gospel to its German community.25

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Stoehr, Conrad. “Aqui Fala a Stimme der Hoffnung (Voz da Esperança).” Revista Adventista. March 1968. Accessed April 25, 2016. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

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Notes

  1. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; and “Directory of Workers,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1982), 869.

  2. “Henrique G. Stoehr,” The North Pacific Union Gleaner, June 2, 1986, accessed May 2, 2016, http://documents.adventistarchives.org/Periodicals/NPG/NPG19860602-V81-11.pdf.

  3. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  4. F. W. Spies, “Meetings in Espirito Santo,” ARH, November 8, 1923, accessed August 18, 2017, http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/RH/RH19231108-V100-45__B.pdf#view=fit; and Mizael Lüdtke, Origem e Desenvolvimento da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo (São Paulo, SP: Centro Nacional da Memória Adventista, 1989), 38.

  5. L. G. Jorgensen, “Impressões de Theophilo Ottoni,” Revista Mensal, October 1926, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  6. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  7. G. F. Ruf, “Bom Retiro-Lages—Benedicto Novo,” Revista Adventista, May 1933, accessed May 18, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  8. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; and A. Werzler, “Henrique Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, September 1933, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  9. E. H. Wilcox, “Notícias da União Sul-Brasileira,” Revista Mensal, April 1929, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; and E. H. Wilcox, “Notícias da União Este-Brasileira,” Revista Mensal, February 1929, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  10. Ellis R. Maas, “Um Ano de Progresso Educativo,” Revista Mensal, December 1930, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  11. “Igreja Adventista de Bom Retiro, SC (da Serra – antiga de Entrada),” Centro Nacional da Memória Adventista, September 25, 2015, http://www.memoriaadventista.com.br/wikiasd/index.php?title=Igreja_Adventista_de_Bom_Retiro,_SC_(da_Serra_-_antiga_de_Entrada).

  12. E. H. Wilcox, “Reuniões Especiaes na Missão Sta. Cath.-Paraná,” Revista Adventista, August 1932, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; E. H. Wilcox, “Notícias da União Sul-Brasileira,” Revista Adventista, April 1933, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; and G. F. Ruf, “Bom Retiro-Lages-Benedicto Novo,” Revista Adventista, May 1933, accessed May 18, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  13. “Histórico da Escola Adventista de Bom Retiro,” Site da Educação Adventista – Unidade Bom Retiro da Serra, accessed January 22, 2017, http://bomretirodaserra.educacaoadventista.org.br/sobre.

  14. “Igreja Adventista de Bom Retiro, SC (da Serra – antiga de Entrada),” Centro Nacional da Memória Adventista, September 25, 2015, http://www.memoriaadventista.com.br/wikiasd/index.php?title=Igreja_Adventista_de_Bom_Retiro,_SC_(da_Serra_-_antiga_de_Entrada).

  15. E. H. Wilcox, “Inauguração de Um Templo em Benedicto Novo,” Revista Adventista, January 1936, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; and S. Hoffmann, “Nova Escola em Alto Benedito Novo,” Revista Adventista, July 1959, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  16. R. L., “Benedicto Novo, Sta. Catarina,” Revista Adventista, October 1937, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  17. E. Doehnert, “Mais Um Curso de Colportagem na Missão Paraná-Sta. Catarina,” Revista Adventista, January 1938, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb

  18. E. H. Wilcox, “Inauguração de Um Templo em Benedicto Novo,” Revista Adventista, January 1936, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb; and S. Hoffmann, “Nova Escola em Alto Benedito Novo,” Revista Adventista, July 1959, accessed January 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  19. Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já Traduzidos, s.v. “IASD de Blumenau, SC”; and “Igreja Adventista de Blumenau, SC (Ribeirão Fresco),” National Center of Adventist History, January 25, 2015, http://www.memoriaadventista.com.br/wikiasd/index.php?title=Igreja_Adventista_de_Blumenau,_SC_(Ribeir%C3%A3o_Fresco).

  20. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  21. Enciclopédia Adventista Brasileira: Verbetes já Traduzidos, s.v. “IASD de Brilhante, SC”; and “Igreja Adventista de Itajaí, SC (Brilhante),” National Center of Adventist History, January 27, 2015, http://www.memoriaadventista.com.br/wikiasd/index.php?title=Igreja_Adventista_de_Itaja%C3%AD,_SC_(Brilhante).

  22. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  23. Conrad Stoehr,“Aqui Fala a Stimme der Hoffnung (Voz da Esperança),” Revista Adventista, March 1968, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  24. “Conrad Stoehr,” Revista Adventista, August 1990, accessed April 25, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

  25. Ibid.

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