History of the Church Series
This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Jacob W. Olmstead and Fred E. Woods. Each week we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.
Brigham Young, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, quickly found a "situation suitable" to occupy this enthusiastic Prussian convert who had recently immigrated to Utah. During the April 1861 general conference, Paul A. Schettler was called to open the Netherlands for preaching the restored gospel (fig. 2). Schettler's response to this call was one of many examples of his lifelong dedication to the Latter-day Saints as he put his abilities to use in helping to establish Zion at home and abroad.