OUR CARDON WALDENSIAN HISTORY, A TRUE MIRACLE

Presented by Boyd Cardon at the 2005 Reunion


1218 A.D. BERGAMO DEFINED WALDENSIAN CHRISTIAN BELIEFS
1561 POPE’S TROOPS & WAR AGAINST THE WALDENSES
1630 PLAGUE ABT 9000 DEATHS AMONG WALDENSES
1655 EASTER MASSACRE ARMY HOUSED IN WALDENSES HOMES KILL THE FAMILIES ON EASTER MORNING.
1686 EXILE OF 14,000 WALDENSES: 2,000 PERISHED; 8500 WERE IMPRISONED
1687 EXODUS OF WALDENSES TO SWITZERLAND
1689 GLORIOUS RETURN OF THE WALDENSES TO THE PIEDMONT
1694 ENGLAND AND AUSTRIA ISSUE EDICT FOR TOLERATION OF WALDENSIANS
1789 FRENCH REVOLUTION
1815 CATHOLICISM AGAIN ENFORCED IN THE PIEDMONT VALLEYS
1848 EMANCIPATION DECLARED IN PIEDMONT VALLEYS
1849 LDS MISSIONARIES CALLED TO INTRODUCE THE GOSPEL IN ITALY
1850-1853 211 WALDENSES JOIN THE CHURCH.
JAN. 2, 1852 PHILIPPE CARDON AND MARTHE MARIE TOURN BAPTIZED, THE CHILDREN JEAN, CATHERINE, LOUIS PHILIPPE, MADELAINE, AND JEAN PAUL WERE BAPTIZED IN THE FALL OF 1852
SEPT 25 1853 STALLE FAMILY BAPTIZED 
FEB 7, 1854 CARDON’S EMIGRATE TO AMERICA ARRIVING IN UTAH THE FALL OF 1854
NOV 29, 1855 STALLE’S EMIGRATE BY PERPETUAL EMIGRATION FUND
1948 MICROFILMING OF WALNDENSE RECORDS FROM 16 PARISHES 80,390 PAGES. THESE RECORDS COVER FROM 1710 FORWARD.
1958-1963 PIEDMONT PROJECT TO COMPILE THE FAMILIES AND NAMES THAT WERE MICROFILMED AND DO THE TEMPLE WORK IS DONE.
1980 PIEDMONT FAMILIES ORGANIZATION FORMED BY MARRINER CARDON
1993 THE NOTARIAL RECORD TEST RUN OF RORA WITH BRO CENA. THESE RECORDS PREDATE THE PARISH RECORDS THAT WERE MICROFILMED.THERE ARE 216 VOLUMES OF NOTARY RECORDS.
1994 RON MALAN BEGINS PFO REPORTS TO GIVE INFORMATION ON NOTARIAL RECORD AND INDIVIDUAL NAMES FOUND
AUG. 13, 2005 THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS OF NAMES GATHERED FROM THE RECORDS AND THEIR WORK DONE IN THE PAST 10 YEARS. BROTHER CENA HAS ABOUT 7 MONTHS OF WORK TO FINISH VILLAR PELLICE NOTARY RECORDS AND AN ADDITIONAL YEAR TO COMPLETE THE BOBBIO NOTARY RECORDS 
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