This French mission was opened by the German-speaking Swiss mission because of having members in the French-speaking cantons, and they sent missionaries over the border to Lyon, the only place in France that they worked for quite a while.
It’s an entirely different French Mission than the pre-WWI mission in Belgium, which was opened by the Netherlands Mission to deal with the French-speaking converts in that part of their mission.
Everything closed down during the war, and it was the folks in Switzerland working again in Lyon that formed the more permanent French Mission, which eventually had headquarters in Paris.
Got that? It’s as complex as any genealogy puzzle!
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 25, 2014 @ 2:47 pm