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Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina Von Trapp
Birth: Sep. 28, 1914, Austria
Death: Feb. 18, 2014
Stowe
Lamoille County
Vermont, USA

Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp-She was the second-oldest daughter of Georg Ludwig von Trapp and Agatha Whitehead von Trapp. She was a member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the musical play The Sound of Music. She was portrayed as the character "Louisa." Along with her five siblings, father, and stepmother, Maria Augusta von Trapp, she was part of the world-renowned Trapp Family Singers, who inspired the 1959 Broadway musical and the 1965 Academy Award-winning Best Picture The Sound of Music. Von Trapp sang second soprano in the choir, together with her sister Martina von Trapp. The von Trapps fled Austria after the German annexation of Austria, fearing reprisals resulting from declining to sing at Hitler's birthday party and Georg von Trapp's refusal to accept a commission in the German Navy. They came to the United States in 1938, settled in Vermont in 1942, and performed throughout the country. Baron von Trapp died in 1947. The family continued to tour and concertize until 1955, at which time Maria von Trapp and her stepmother became lay missionaries in Papua, New Guinea. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1948 and now lives on her family's lodge in Stowe, Vermont. From July 22 to July 27, 2008, she visited her childhood home in Salzburg/Aigen and her birthplace in Zell-am-See. Accompanying her were her half-brother Johannes and her sister-in-law Erika (Werner's widow). During their visit, the group met with Ernst Florian Winter, the husband of her sister Johanna von Trapp (19191994). She was the last survivor of the seven original von Trapp children. Three half-siblings, Rosmarie von Trapp (born 1929), Eleonore von Trapp (born 1931), and Johannes von Trapp (born 1939), are also alive, but they were not featured in The Sound of Music. She died in 2014 aged 99. 
 
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 Parents:
  Georg Ludwig von Trapp (1880 - 1947)
  Agathe Whitehead von Trapp (1891 - 1922)
 
 Siblings:
  Rupert Von Trapp (1911 - 1992)*
  Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp (1913 - 2010)*
  Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina Von Trapp (1914 - 2014)
  Werner Von Trapp (1915 - 2007)*
  Hedwig Von Trapp (1917 - 1972)*
  Johanna Von Trapp (1919 - 1994)*
  Martina Von Trapp Dupire (1921 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trapp Family Lodge Grounds
Stowe
Lamoille County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: K
Record added: Feb 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125436140
Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina Von Trapp
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Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina Von Trapp
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Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina Von Trapp
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Happy 1st Angel Anniversary in Heaven. I hope you are harmonizing with your Mom and Dad and your siblings. RIP dear Maria...always....
- Rosie
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015
RIP dear Maria.....always...
- Rosie
 Added: Feb. 7, 2015

- Sherry
 Added: Dec. 8, 2014
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