Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Daniele Rivoire 1858-1911

Daniele Rivoire (Daniel Jean-Paul Rivoire) was born in Angrogna, Piedmont, Turin, Italy on 1 Feb 1858 to Jean Rivoire and Catherine Gaydou. He passed away on 3 Sept. 1911 in Altadena, Los Angeles, California, USA

ZWT February 1, 1905, p. 47, reads:

By this time I hope you will have received the 500 volumes of the MILLENNIAL DAWN in Italian. I hope you are satisfied with the print and binding of the volumes. We have tried to do our best, and have had experiences that will be useful in future. Although ill, but now, thank God, a little better, I have never ceased to be occupied with the work, and the Lord has blessed it. To the many letters and cards that I could send you, there is one most rejoicing and very important of the Pastor Giuseppe Bauchetti, doctor of letters and philosophy, a very learned man, who with child-like simplicity has received Present Truth and is ready to give testimony. After reading the two volumes in French, he has bought all the other books in English, and he has so learned that tongue as to be able to understand the third, fourth, fifth and sixth volumes. Others have started to study the French, it being much easier for them than the English volumes. Brother Bauchetti is wishing to write to you personally to express his admiration and gratitude for having freed him of many terrible doubts and made to shine in his heart such bright light and assurance and inexpressible joy. I am busy selecting in each of the principal towns a brother who will sell the books and endeavor to spread the Truth. I need not tell you how orthodoxy and traditionalism are making war on us, but in all humility and not trusting in ourselves, we are ready to go on, confidently trusting in him who said, "Be of good cheer: I have overcome the world."Last week I had occasion to visit two districts of the Waldensian valleys, and I never expected to find among people that pretend to be Christians such deadly sleep as I found there. Some watchful ones, however, are to be found here and there, and they quite readily accept the food so long desired. Expressing to you my gratitude and that of all the brothers and sisters for all that you are doing for us, I remain yours most humbly in the Lord,

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Andrew Martin said...

Thank you, Roberto for the wonderful photo and article! This is a much younger version than the one that appeared in the Watchtower years ago, isn't it?

jerome said...

I don't have the details to hand at the moment, but I think you will find that the Watchtower photograph was in error.

roberto said...

Hi Andrew Martin in the W02 04/15 p. 28 unfortunately there are several mistakes.
In the English WT you find "Daniele Rivoire" that is right, but in the Italian edition you read "Daniele Rivoir", that is wrong. Why? Mystery.

1) The right name is Daniele Rivoire and not Daniele Rivoir.
2) The photo in the WT is of Giovanni Daniele Rivoir that never became a Watch Tower believer.
3) Russell in 1891 didn't stop in Pinerolo, and didn't meet neither Rivoire or Rivoir.
4) Daniele Rivoire wasn't a Waldensians Pastor, but a teacher and preacher.
5) The expense for the translation of The Divine Plan of the Ages and the printing was of the ZWT, not of Rivoire.

Wait for the details.

Andrew Martin said...


Thanks for the clarifications.

So do they have the information about Bancetti right, I wonder?

Once more to WT: "Stick to religion, and leave history alone."

They just can't seem to get it right! Are they too far removed from time and place?

Willing to wait for the details here. :)

roberto said...

Andrew, the details about Giuseppe Banchetti at the moment seem right.

bruciolis said...

Daniele Rivoire is buried at the cemetery Bellevue memorial park: