Speaking of Karl G. Maeser, Elder James E. Talmage said: "There are few men in Israel whose demise would be mourned by a larger circle. He has endeared himself to the hearts of the Latter-day Saints throughout the world. His work has been a great one and nobly has it been accomplished. I feel that he was assuredly foreordained to his labor as a teacher in Zion. His place is not to be taken by another." Historian Buddy Richards discusses the life of educator Karl G. Maeser.