A Biographical History of the Eby Family, Being a History of Their Movements in Europe During the Reformation and of Their Early Settlement in America (Classic Reprint)

A Biographical History of the Eby Family, Being a History of Their Movements in Europe During the Reformation and of Their Early Settlement in America (Classic Reprint)

A Biographical History of the Eby Family, Being a History of Their Movements in Europe During the Reformation and of Their Early Settlement in America (Classic Reprint)

The Eby Family. f Nthis brief work, History of the Eby Family, no attempt is made to give a detailed history of the whole Family, but a mere outline is given of their origin, their primitive faith, their emigration from Italy to Switzerland, thence to the Palatinate or Pfaltz, thence to Pennsylvania, United States, and later on their forming settlements in different parts of other States and the Dominion of Canada. The Ebys belong to the Celts, an ancient race of people of Asiatic origin, who formerly inhabited southern, central and western Europe. During the early ages they lived in the northern part of I taly, where they were brought from heathendom to the worshipping of the true and living God through the labors of the Vaudois (W aldenses), with whom they came in contact at a very early date. They soon became strict adherents of the Vaudois faith. While the Church of Rome was gaining power and extending her influence over western and northern Europe, these Vaudois, in their mountainous homes, were for some time left unmolested. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries these primitive worshipping and Godfearing people (V audois) became very numerous, and were becoming quite a power to resist the influence of the Church of Rome. In order to gain full sway over civilized Euroi)e, the Church of Rome adopted means whereby these Vaudois were to be either subdued or expelled from their homes. But these people (V audois) were not so easily subdued or brought under the sway of Rome. The ministry, known as the I ncjuisitors, were first sent out to bring these people over from their faith to that of the Roman Catholic. This was as early as 1308. The Vaudois would not yield to the I nquisitors, and the result was, that in 1453 the whole Valley of Luzerna and all the country of North Italy and Savoy were laid under an interdict. Between the years 1400 and 1500 the Va
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