Born: Au­gust 6, 1884, Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin.

Died: De­cem­ber 20, 1945, Glen­dale, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: For­est Lawn Mem­or­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Ca­li­for­nia.


Steinel gra­du­at­ed from Wash­ing­ton Mis­sion­a­ry Col­lege (now Wash­ing­ton Ad­vent­ist Un­i­ver­si­ty, Ta­ko­ma Park, Mar­y­land) in 1915. While there, he mar­ried sing­er Hel­en Morse in 1913.

After gra­du­a­tion, he w as prin­ci­pal at South Lan­cas­ter Acad­e­my for a year, then he and Hel­en moved to the Phil­ip­pines, where he helped found the Phil­ip­pine Se­venth-day Ad­vent­ist Acad­e­my (now Ad­vent­ist Un­i­ver­si­ty of the Phil­ip­pines), in 1917.

The Stein­els re­turned to Am­er­i­ca in 1922, and Irv­ing gra­du­at­ed from Em­man­u­el Mis­sion­a­ry Col­lege, pre­cur­sor to An­drews Un­i­ver­si­ty, Ber­rien Springs, Mi­chi­gan, in 1923. He is re­mem­bered as the au­thor of the school song there.

For a while, he played the or­gan for H. M. S. Ri­chards’ Voice of Pro­phe­cy ra­dio pro­gram, and he taught pi­a­no and voice in Glen­dale, Ca­li­for­nia.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stein­el (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?