Rosanna Love 1883-1883
Rosanna was the daughter of Bernard Love and Hannah Doherty. Bernard was a brother to Patrick and arrived in NSW in 1866. In late 1867 he was in Victoria, applying for land near the township of Maddingley. He married Hannah in 1876 at St Bernard’s Church, Bacchus Marsh. Hannah was the daughter of James Doherty and Rose Ann McDonnell from Co Donegal. James and Rose are buried at the Maddingley Cemetery.
Bernard and Hannah had eight children. The eldest five were born in the Dubbo and Wellington areas of NSW and the youngest three in Bacchus Marsh. Family information has said that Hannah brought her baby, Rosanna to Bacchus Marsh to show her family. Sadly the baby died whilst in Bacchus Marsh.
When Bernard and Hannah returned to Bacchus Marsh to live the children attended the Fisken St Catholic School and later St Bernard’s with their cousins, Patrick’s children. Their eldest son, James, married Teresa Greenaune. Daughter, Hannah married Alan James. Eva and Jack didn’t marry. Eva was a dressmaker and Jack a council employee. Jack was a member of both the Maddingley Football Club and the Maddingley Cricket club. He served both clubs as secretary and treasurer. Their third son, Bernard served with the 37th battalion of the AIF. He served on the western Front and during the terrible winter of 1916, his division was heavily involved in raiding the German trenches. He suffered severe gunshot wounds from which he never fully recovered. The youngest child, Rose, was chosen to read the address of welcome to Archbishop Carr in 1905. She was ten. Rose trained as a teacher. She married and had three children. Rose and the children died in tragic circumstances.
Hannah Love nee Doherty is listed on the Pioneer Women’s Monument. She lost two infant daughters and two young siblings to the influenza epidemic of 1862 and another daughter and three grandchildren pre-deceased her.
From ‘The Love Family History’ (Margaret Love)
Bernard and Hannah have many descendants scattered throughout Victoria.