Bryan and Alice are buried in the old cemetery behind Killargue chapel. Hugh McTernan IV, c. Also living in Sheskin in with his wife Anne and their four children, Honor The descendants of Bryan lived there till after
What courage it must have taken to step onto an ocean going ship inanticipating icebergs, storms, fifty foot waves and knowing that it might be sixty to ninety days to reach land. In preparation for the fast approaching global village, the rising generations of these eight families, as they jump out of the dull annals of history, where we are their barbarians, and ride across the stage of life in the 21st century with all the valor, gaiety and color of modern times should want to understand from whence they came.
These inventions that enabled this archive are a by-product of the inventive genius of the 20th century, movies, video, sound and photos.
The basis for the 20th century achievements actually may have begun earlier, formed by several events and at several different locations at different points in time. Inthe Age of Invention established the technological foundation for our society that later on in time allowing the peasants to move off the farm to the cities enabling the beginnings of the industrial revolution.
InThe Great War erupted dismantling the 19th century's class and political structures. Forever more, good help would be so hard to find. Inthe Russian Revolution established the ideological schism that would define a bipolar world for over seventy two years, eventually forcing the Russian people to choose between the Communism religion and Mother Russia herself.
In the s, the spectacular sacrifice of our World War II generation, who alone may have saved the century and perhaps all of mankind. War is a common thread throughout the lives of all our Irish and European ancestors.
Military glory was a dream that century after century seized on man's imaginations and set their blood on fire. Trumpets, plumes, chargers, the pomp of war, the excitement of combat, the exultation of victory--the mixture was intoxicating.
To command great armies, to perform deeds of valour, to ride victorious through flower-strewn streets, to be heroic, magnificent, famous--such were the visions that danced before men's eyes as they turned eagerly to war throughout our history. In these wars, my Bender family line lost over Bender ancestors starting in the third partition of Poland and Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
War was not a dream for the common man in Europe or Ireland.
Many of our ancestors were the foot soldiers of these wars, the stepchildren of valour. War was an aristocratic trade, and military glory reserved for nobles and princes. In history, courage was the god of war, called valour by many historians.
War was won by valour and was seen as the supreme high adventure. It was a dream that died hard. Century followed century and glittering visions faded before the somber realities of history.
Great armies in their pride and splendor were defeated by starvation, pestilence and filth, valour being sacrificed to stupidity, gallantry to corruption. Many times throughout our family's European history one or all of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse were turned loose on mankind, governments and aristocrats believing to the end that valour was the lock on the gate.
Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on Conquest.
Yet another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword for War. Then a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand, Pestilence.
Its rider was named Death and Hades was following close behind him. You must merge what you read with what you choose to believe is true, as "truth" is really only your truth.
This History of 8 Families may provide a foundation and glinting in it you might see the trace elements of every family on earth. The long view is that my generation's most immediate ancestors, our grandparents or our great grandparents were born into three of the five great empires that in their time ruled the known world, British, French and [Hapsberg] Austro-Hungarian: Those empires have been gone for most of our time, since the beginning of the 20th century.
When you read the Bender history and see my grandparent's cousins listed on the wall of St. Nicholas, the Rettigheim village church as being killed in The Great War [photo] or in WW II [photo] history might come alive as you ask yourself, what might have been?
When you read the Irish side, can you picture yourself as a twenty five year old young man in the early s sitting on a mud floor in a stone house 11 by 20 feet big, talking with your parents about emigration knowing that you would never see them or the green fields of Ireland again?
History does not always reveal its alternatives but implies rather what might have been. Not too many years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century inthe last great caravan of 20, camels started on its yearly trip along the Great Salt Road in Africa, about eleven years after my Irish grandparents arrived in America.
Salt at that time was worth its weight in gold in that part of the world. A years or so, really wasn't that long ago. As we begin the 21st century, I hope the History of 8 Families may provide the framework on the way back to let you imagine what might have been if our ancestors had chosen a different road to travel, if they hadn't put on strength, Che Dzin.S.M.I.L.E.
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