As Trentini natives, our ancestors likely faced the same dilemmas and trials as those described above. At this
time, the only known participant is Giovanbattista Mattivi. He was ordered to report to the Austrian Army and
was subsequently killed on the Russian front. Whether he served out
of will or fear is unknown. A family anecdote, told by James "Bud"
Mattivi, provides that one cause of Ben's immigration to the United
States was to avoid the possibility of fighting against his