Isaac Van Horn

(1834-1910). Evangelist. While teaching school in Michigan, he was influenced by Joseph Bates to become a Seventh-day Adventist. He began preaching in 1863, and was ordained the following year. From 1865 to 1868 he was treasurer of the General Conference. In 1865 he married Adelia P. Patten (1839-1922), who assisted Ellen White in preparing materials for publication, and who from 1864 to 1867 was editor of the Youth’s Instructor. She was actively associated with her husband in the evangelistic work. In 1873 Van Horn went to California. In 1874, responding to requests for ministerial help from SDA members in the Walla Walla Valley, he went to Washington and established a church in Walla Walla. Among his converts during his meetings in Walla Walla was Sergeant A. T. Jones, later a prominen...

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

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