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    Across the street from the coastal factory complex was the Villa Whitehead, in front of which family members were assembled to warmingly welcome the Kaiser. Die Geschichte der Familie von Trapp begann im Jahr 1911, als sich der Korvettenkapitän der königlich-kaiserlichen Kriegsmarine von Österreich-Ungarn, Georg Freiherr von Trapp, mit Agathe Whitehead verehelichte. From April 1915 onward, Georg captained two submarines, SM U-5  and SM U-14, patrolling the Ontranto Straights (today between Italy and Albania). During this time three healthy children, Maria (September 1914), Werner (October 1915), and Hedwig (July 1917) were born to Georg and Agathe. Gemeinsam hatten die beiden sieben Kinder. With his naval career well on track, Georg volunteered to learn about and train in the newly invented submarine-type craft. Managing the food shortages and hardships that had befallen all in the Empire became the new norm. Agathe arrived in the USA in October 1938. On one European tour, they sang for Pope Pius XII in a general audience in the Vatican. She played guitar and piano into her retirement. Georg’s early years and adult life were spent on these beautiful stretches of coastline. Agathe hingegen zog mit ihren Kindern zu ihrer Mutter auf den Erlhof nach Zell am See. Family gatherings and regular visits to each other's homes filled the summer and holiday calendar. The joyous celebration brought family from throughout Europe and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. [18] While they stayed a little while longer, they did not care for what the new government was doing. For seven months her severe case was treated. Georg Ritter von Trapp. Agathe Whitehead is a well known Relative. Von Trapp was one of seven children born to Austrian naval Capt. [6] She and her family finally settled near Salzburg, in the town of Aigen in 1925. Their assets were frozen overseas. His father, Fregattenkapitän August Trapp, was a naval officer who had been elevated to the Austrian nobility in 1876, which entitled him and his descendants to the style of Ritter (Knight) von in the case of male and von in the case of female offspring. Agathe christened his first command, the U-boat U-6. [24] At his request, the family changed their stage name to The Trapp Family Singers. The Whitehead and Bruenner families had known the imperial family for many years. [8] Agathe was surrounded by music at an early age,[9] and her father began teaching her guitar when she was in her early teens. With orders to patrol the Ontranto straights, he was given command of Torpedo boat 52 and stationed at Bocche di Cattaro (today Bay of Kotor, Montenegro), the eastern end of the Adriatic Sea. As of 2018 Agathe Whitehead is 31 years (age at death) years old. Georg stayed behind at the villa in Pola. I liked the singing, and Maria was so pretty and kind! Having recently been born, baby Agathe and her mother observed the ceremony of the Kaiser's arrival from an upstairs bedroom. Here, their sixth child, Johanna (September 1919), was born. His father’s career in the Austrian Imperial Navy had the family stationed, for a time, at all the Empire's four main ports: Trieste (today Trieste, Italy), Pola (today Pula, Croatia), Zara (today Zadar, Croatia), and Fiume (today Rijeka, Croatia). The Whitehead Torpedo Factory was branching out and building U-boat submarines. Upon moving to Klosterneuburg, Georg threw himself into two new enterprises. At the same time, troops were moving into coastal areas ready to man defensive positions up and down the Adriatic coastline. The enterprise was a fleet of small schooners, plying the waters of the North and Baltic Sea. Where was Agathe Whitehead born? Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family", "Agathe von Trapp, of Trapp Family Singers, dies", The Sound of Music: Music from the NBC Television Event, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Agathe_von_Trapp&oldid=976369642, Emigrants from Austria after the Anschluss, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 15:29. HAGERSTOWN, Md. At the same time, Agathe's family and friends described her as, "intelligent and quietly capable, warm and loving with a great wit". It became the family summer vacation home where they gathered for generations to come. Georg Ritter von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. As Georg had been born in Zara, Dalmatia (today Zadar, Croatia), when the territory of Dalmatia was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the post-war land distribution, the family was given Italian citizenship. Georg Ludwig von Trapp lernte Agathe Whitehead, Tochter des Torpedofabrikanten John Whitehead und Enkelin des Erfinders des Torpedos, Robert Whitehead, auf einem Ball kennen. Agathe too had noticed the handsome naval officer and soon discovered their feelings were mutual. But since the Kaiser went back and forth on the coast mostly by various boats, “per mare” (by sea), there was frequent “cannonading” going on most of the day. Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp (12 March 1913 – 28 December 2010) was the eldest daughter of Titel: Familienstammbaum Schmitz: Beschreibung: Familienbaum der Familie Schmitz mit allen Nebenbäumen. Juni 1891 in Fiume, heute Rijeka in Kroatien; † 3. His parents, August and Hedwig, raised their children with a quiet, loving hand, bringing much warmth, and kind guidance into Georg’s formative years. Absolute Habsburg rule of almost 400 hundred years came to an end. At the celebratory ball that evening, Georg became enchanted with Agathe. Her good humor and kindness had gotten the children through this tough time, but the situation across Austria was still dire and the cities especially were suffering. Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, Br. [17] Her family had never liked or supported Hitler or the way the Nazi party functioned. The management of the Whitehead Torpedo Factory passed to another member of the family. [14], In 1937, after singing in Vienna twice, and singing at the 1937 Salzburg Festival, Agathe toured Europe going to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, England, and Norway with her family calling themselves the Salzburg Chamber Choir Trapp, or Chamber Choir Trapp. She was one of seven children born to the aristocrat Captain Georg von Trapp and his wife, Agathe Whitehead, the granddaughter of Robert Whitehead, the … When SM U-5 was ready to be launched, Georg received an invitation to attend the christening and evening festivities. This was still the age of Queen Victoria, who had a very high regard for Kaiser Franz Josef I. [2], In 1956, Agathe left home to pursue a career with a friend, Mary Louise Kane, starting a Kindergarten in Stowe, Vermont. ​By 1908, Agathe had grown into a beautiful young woman with a kind and caring nature whose character brought lightheartedness and laughter wherever she went. She spoke English, Italian, and German fluently, loved to hike, sail, garden, knit, and sew. Valor and honor were stressed and expected of a future naval officer. Trapp war hochdekorierter Kommandant der U-Boot-Staffel, seine Frau die Tochter des Torpedo-Erfinders und Produzenten John Whitehead. Natural resources and food shortages persisted as parts of the Empire refused to send supplies of coal and grain. Agathe and the two children left for Zell am See to stay with her mother and younger siblings, at the 'Erlhof'. He would have been familiar with and heard Italian, German, Croatian, and many dialects from throughout the Empire spoken each day. Agathe sewed black aprons for her family, and the whole family wore the clothes of mourning for Austria. Being parents was their greatest joy. He was sent to Fiume (today Rijeka, Croatia) where the Whitehead Torpedo Factory was building two Holland-class submarine U-boats: SM U-5 and SM U-6. [27] Agathe continued to be busy in retirement. Graduating from middle school in 1894, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Netherlands KvK-nummer 63503336 | Terms of use and disclaimer. Seven days after returning home, September 3, 1922, her young life was cut short in the early hours of the morning. Heirat Ehepartner Kinder; 1948: Erika KLAMBAUER: Der Einsender hat festgelegt, dass für diese Datenbank keine Quellenangaben angezeigt werden sollen. His life was to change in a wonderful way on that day. However, in 1921 while still managing Vega-Reederei-Hamburg/Greiswald, Georg founded his second ship merchant enterprise, the Rhein-Donau-Express-Schiffahrt’s-A.G. For the next nine years Georg build up this successful and lucrative maritime business, capturing so much of the Rhein and Donau river shipping market that his fellow competitors eventually bought him out. [4] Agathe von Trapp spent her early years, throughout World War I and after, near Zell am See, Austria. The von Trapps decided to sign a singing contract with Charles Wagner in the United States, leave Austria for Italy, and, from there, head to the United States via London. Even a last trip, to stay with family in the Hungarian countryside, failed to strengthen her. His Commander-in-Chief and Sovereign, the last Emperor Karl I of Austria-Hungary, “renounced state of affairs”. Her parents entertained buyers of commissions for torpedos from all over the world. Während des Ersten Weltkriegs zog Agathe mit ihren Kindern auf den Gutshof ihrer Mutter nach Zell am See.Hier gebar sie ihre weiteren Kinder Maria Fran­ziska (1914 - 2014), Werner (1915 – 2007), Hedwig (1917 – 1972) und Johanna (1919 – 1994). Photo: Georg & Agathe, circa 1910, Photo: Courtesy of von Trapp family. Mehr noch als die Starre, verstärkt durch die steife Kleidung, Rijeka, Općina Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia. (AP) — Agathe von Trapp, a member of the music al family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died, a longtime friend said Wednesday. The first seven of these were born to his first wife, Agatha Whitehead, while the youngest three: Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Johannes, half-siblings to the elder seven, were born to Georg's second wife, Maria Augusta Kutschera. She wrote her memoir, Agathe von Trapp: Memories Before and After The Sound of Music, which chronicled the true story behind the film and includes dozens of her hand-drawn maps, portraits, and other illustrations. Agathewas born on July 18 1859, in Grafenegg, Krems-Land District, Niederosterreich, Austria. The 1921 wedding of Agathe’s sister, Mary Whitehead to Baron Gioacchino Pietro Malfatti di Montetretto capped off this feeling. Agathehad 4 siblings: Edgar Thoreau Whiteheadand 3 other siblings. The newlyweds moved to Pola (today Pula, Croatia) where the Austro-Hungarian Navy submarine base was. Schooled at home by tutors, Agathe was also given piano, violin, and voice lessons. Agathe Whitehead (* 14. 1911: Georg von Trapp heiratet Agathe Whitehead und zieht nach Pula. The children were infected, bringing the highly infectious disease into the house. After a two year courtship, Agathe and Georg were married January 14, 1911, at the Naval Academy chapel in Fiume (today Rijeka, Croatia). [see 'Marriage & Family' below]. Werner von Trapp, baby Brs. On April 27, 1915, in SM U-5  he and his crew executed the first ever night-time-underwater torpedo attack in the Adriatic and sank the French armed cruiser, Léon Gambetta. He left behind a loving wife, Countess Agathe von Breunner and six children John Jr. (13), Frank (12), Agathe (10), Robert (near 9), Mary (6), and Joan (2). By the time Georg graduated Cadet 2. After winning a competition for folksingers at the 1936 Salzburg Festival,[4] the von Trapps were asked to sing a half hour radio program, which resulted in singing before Austria’s chancellor, Kurt von Schuschnigg. Upon hearing this, her mother invited Georg to the ‘Erlhof', the family's vacation home in inland Austria. She was portrayed as the character "Liesl". Datenbank. Hier bekam Agathe von Trapp ihre ersten beiden Kinder Rupert (1911–1992) und Agathe (1913–2010). Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges befehligte Georg das Torpedoboot 52. Her artwork illustrates a cookbook of family recipes[3] and “The Trapp Family Book of Christmas Songs”, written by Father Franz Wasner, the priest and family friend who had directed the Trapp Family Singers. © 2015-2020 Stichting Georg & Agathe Foundation. (AP) — Agathe von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died, a longtime friend said Wednesday. Agathe's father, John, and grandfather, Robert, were both British Engineers and key historical figures in world naval history. A year later they had their first 600 tdw schooner, GERTRUD, flying the new Austrian flag, and the following year their second schooner the TONI was added. The older children were enrolled in public schools, the little ones taken care of in the nursery, when a seventh child, Martina (February 1921), arrived. From 1898-1901, he circumnavigated the world twice, once in a wooden sailing vessel, the SMS Saida II and the second time in the iron preventive torpedo cruiser, the SMS Zenta. 31. Their well-respected family, along with other manufacturing company owners, were the backbone of the Fiume economy. Their home town, Pola, had become Italian and Georg was on the war criminals ’wanted list’, for sinking Italian ships during WWI (even though he now held Italian citizenship). Robert migrated with his wife in the 1840s from England to Europe, ultimately settling on the Adriatic Coast, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Agathe’s childhood was shared with her three brothers John, Frank and Robert, and two sisters Mary and Joan. Left to right: Baroness Agathe von Trapp, Baron Werner von Trapp, baby Baroness Hedwig von Trapp, Baroness Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, Baroness Maria von Trapp, Baron Rupert von Trapp, and Baron Captain Georg von Trapp. After the passing of Georg's father, for a short period of time, Hedwig and the children moved to Eisenach, Duchy of Hesse (today Germany), where her family lived, for support and a place to plan the future. Agathe von Trapp (born Whitehead)was born on month day1891, at birth place, to John William Whiteheadand Agathe (Agatha) Whitehead. From here on, to the end of the war, he would only get to see his family on furlough. Zell am See (1914-1920)1914 was the year that changed everyone’s lives forever. They brought joy and happiness in the midst of so much heartache. On November 21, 1916, Emperor Franz Josef I passed away; his nephew Emperor Karl I became the last reigning Monarch of the Austria-Hungary Empire. The book was republished in 2010 by Harper Paperback. The film The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015), starring Eliza Bennett and Rosemary Harris as younger and older Agathe, respectively, was based on this book. Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp (4 April 1880 – 30 May 1947) was an Austro-Hungarian naval officer who later acquired U.S. citizenship and the patriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the musical play and movie The Sound of … Front row: Baroness Johanna von Trapp, baby Baroness Martina von Trapp, Baroness Hedwig von Trapp, and Baron Werner von Trapp, Back row: Baron Rupert von Trapp, Baroness Maria von Trapp, and Baroness Agathe von Trapp. Rosmarie said Agathe inspired her to join the Community of the Crucified One, a church group in Pennsylvania where she stayed for 25 years. [29], Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp, "So long, farewell: Von Trapp daughter dies, aged 97", "Agathe von Trapp: Eldest daughter of the family who inspired 'The Sound of Music, "Former Vermont resident Agathe von Trapp of 'Sound of Music' fame dies", "Movie vs. Ms. von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian Navy naval Captain Georg Ritter von Trapp. 37, No. Georg Johannes Ritter (Knight*) von Trapp was born a knight on April 4, 1880, in Zara, in Dalmatia, a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Zadar, Croatia). The peacetime naval career was no more. [2] She was the eldest daughter[2] and the second of ten children[3] born to Georg von Trapp. [25] She toured Canada, South America, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, Hawaii, and Europe. In the same year, Robert gained international fame for his invention of the self-propelled torpedo, developed with the assistance of his, at that time, fourteen-year-old son, John. Just as it seemed Georg and Agathe had managed to regroup and move forward, a scarlet fever epidemic struck the public schools in Klosterneuburg. Hier werden vier Kinder geboren. [24] In 1942, Agathe settled down with her family on a farm in Vermont,[4] and continued to perform throughout the country. She still painted, and one of her paintings is displayed at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.[27], Throughout her life, she made many water color paintings and crayon etchings, most of which she sold. Over the next years, school took up much of Georg’s life. 1925 kam Maria Augusta Kutschera, die als Erzieherin in der Hauptschule des Stifts Nonnberg tätig war, in die Villa Trapp nach Salzburg–Aigen. The diagnosis of a stomach tumor was the beginning of a two-year effort to save his life. Slowly the interrupted life of the war years was being reclaimed. In 1940, the von Trapps signed on with Columbia Concerts, Inc., with Freddy Schang as their manager. Hedwig went on to raise them as a single mother; she never remarried, the future and welfare of her children was her paramount focus. Writing and performing plays was a favorite. The incalculable loss, of her loving strength and spirit, descended on Georg. Agathe Whitehead was the first wife of Georg Johannes Ludwig von Trapp. They spent anxious days waiting for news of their loved ones. *Later in life, he was elevated to the title Baron by the Austro-Hungarian Empire for his heroic deeds during World War I, specifically for sinking the battleship-cruiser, Léon Gambetta. His seven children by his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, were … [22] Agathe returned to the United States in October 1939,[4] and received the unwanted publicity of being detained on Ellis Island with her family for several days. Eventually they settled in Graz, Austria-Hungarian Empire (today Graz, Austria), where Georg’s mother set out to create a loving oasis for her children and keep the memory of their father, alive. In anticipation of relocating to Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Agathe went back to Pola to pack up their household. Private tutors and a live-in piano teacher provided Mamá’s education. His seven children by his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, were the basis for the singing family in the 1959 play and 1965 film, which won the Oscar for best picture. [13] While they did this just for enjoyment at first, their hobby turned into a career for the von Trapps after much of their money was lost in the global depression that followed the 1929 Wall Street Crash. Johanna von Trapp. With her 18th birthday around the corner, Agathe dreamed of soon having a family and home of her own. Hier gebar sie ihre weiteren Kinder Maria Franziska (1914–2014), Werner (1915–2007), Hedwig (1917–1972) und Johanna (1919–1994). He left behind a loving wife and three children Hede (6), Georg (4), and Werner (2). By early 1920, with the intent of providing seafaring jobs to former Austrian Navy personnel, Georg with two Partners founded Vega-Reederei-Hamburg/Greiswald. It also recounts her personal memories of her parents and their lives. HAGERSTOWN, Md. In the evenings, Agathe sang with her family. First wife of Captain George Ritter von Trapp and mother of the first seven von Trapp children. Close knit, they kept strong ties to their extended relatives spread throughout Europe and as far away as the United States. Georg Ludwig von Trapp war Marineoffizier und diente im Ersten Weltkrieg als U-Boot-Kommandant. Auch sein persönliches Familienglück in der Ehe mit Agathe Whitehead (1891–1922) und den sieben gemeinsamen Kindern wurde durch den frühen Tod der Gattin im Jahr 1922 jäh beendet. A newly built Villa was awaiting them. Agathe WHITEHEAD: Ehepartner und Kinder. Wenige Monate, nachdem die Familie das Mar­tins­schlössel in Klosterneuburg bezogen hatte, er­krank­ten die Kinder und die Mutter an Scharlach. Agathe's father decided not to accept the offer of a place in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. The uncertainties continued, the war news bleak, and the countryside was increasingly lawless. Das Paar bekam sieben Kinder, Rupert, Agathe, Maria Franziska, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna und 1921 kam Tochter Martina zur Welt. Austria’s territory shrank to approximately 1/5th its size and became a landlocked Republic. Wherever the Kaiser's standard (imperial flag) appeared, the squadron offered a 101 cannon salute. En Español Winter 2005, Vol. Their lives were well entwined with the navy and his father’s appointments as Commandant (Captain). Hedwig von Trapp, Brs. She started writing the book in the 1980s by traveling to Europe to research family history, sketch maps, and collect photographs. She too was feeling tired and spent after the wear and tear of the last four years. In short order, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war and well-ordered lives were disrupted everywhere across Europe. Agathe applied for citizenship in 1944 [4], The Trapp Family Singers made two long tours of the United States each year, singing in all forty-eight states and Hawaii. September 1922 in Klosterneuburg, Niederösterreich) war die erste Frau von Georg Ludwig von Trapp. Agathe Gobertina Whitehead was born on June 14, 1891 in Fiume, the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Rijeka, Croatia). Falling in love with this area, she later purchased land on the lake shore, and designed and had a homestead built, named the ‘Erlhof’. Von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian naval Capt. Georg Ritter von Trapp. It was, therefore, an unforeseen tragedy, that on June 7, 1884, Captain August von Trapp succumbed to typhoid fever at the young age of forty-eight. She was also a member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the 1959 musical play and 1965 film The Sound of Music. By 1866, he received royal commendation when his new steam-powered engine, installed in the flagship Erzherzog Ferdinand Max, was instrumental in giving the Austro-Hungarian fleet an edge in winning the famous sea battle at Lissa. Hier bekam Agathe von Trapp ihre ersten beiden Kinder Rupert (19111992) und Agathe (1913-2010). On this day both Georg and Agathe's life was to change forever. Agathe Whitehead interesting facts, biography, family, updates, life, childhood facts, information and more: Agathe Whitehead date of birth: June 14, 1891. Ships of all kinds plying the waters would have been a familiar sight. [citation needed]Ritter is roughly the equivalent of a baronet in the U… In 1913, Georg was relieved of submarine duty to get further training on ships in the naval fleet. Those who had heard them sing encouraged them to do more concerts. Agathe hingegen zog mit ihren Kindern zu ihrer Mutter auf den Erlhof nach Zell am See. Her mother never remarried and raised her children as a single parent whose paramount focus was the future and welfare of her children. Sinking 11 further ships with a total of 45,669 GNT (gross nautical tonnage), Baron Captain Georg von Trapp would go on to become one of the most decorated and successful WWI commanders of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. The family had to separate. Ms. von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian naval Capt. She managed their large household with grace and kindness. [15] Early in 1938 the family toured Italy. On June 28, 1914, the tragic assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo brought this idyllic life to an abrupt end. Georg and Agathe’s send-off into their life together was a chorus of “hurrahs”. They did a Scandinavian tour there and received standing ovations and glowing reports. Blond haired and blue eyed, she was the first daughter and third child of Countess By mid-January 1922 she too had fallen ill and was sent to a private hospital in Vienna. [26] Unlike some of her siblings, Agathe sang with the von Trapp Family Singers until they sang their last concert on 26 January 1956. These seven children would later become the famous "von Trapp children" popularized in the musical and film, The Sound of Music. Georg (42), Rupert (near 11), Agathe (9), Maria (near 8), Werner (7), Hedwig (5), Johanna (near 3), and Martina (1 & 1/2) stayed a close family unit for the rest of their lives. In and around Pola and Fiume, evacuations of all non-military personnel was ordered. 4 By Joan Gearin Enlarge Maria von Trapp, photograph from her Declaration of Intention, dated January 21, 1944. Das ganze Haus steht im Schatten ihres Todes, wie sich gleich bei Marias erster Begegnung mit den Trapp-Kindern zeigt. Most horrible of all, the potential existed they would be pitched against each other in battle. Life was filled with the promise of Georg’s career and raising a family. She self-published the book with Publish America, LLLP in 2003 at age 91. [16], On the eve of Agathe's 25th birthday, 11 March 1938, Austria was invaded by Germany. U 5 und U 12 auf österreichischer Medaille 1915 des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes. In 1993, they both retired. There was no danger in these refusals, as border rearrangements that had been made after World War I made Agathe and her family Italian citizens[4] and Germans could not arrest Italians at that time. In the end, they and their seven children were only given 33 months’ time together after WWI ended. From 1901 onward, he completed further courses at the naval academy, graduated to Frigate Lieutenant in 1903 and Ship-of-the-line Lieutenant in 1908. Georg was retired from a career he loved. The Austro-Hungarian Naval activities around Fiume increased during the early 1900s. Agathe died on 28 December 2010, aged 97, at the Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, Maryland after suffering congestive heart failure. Their family was … Agathe’s young life was entwined with her family’s business activity on the one-hand and visiting her mother’s relations, spread throughout Europe, on the other hand. To temporarily escape sad memories and the hot summers in Fiume, Agathe’s mother took the children on a vacation to the ‘Zeller’ lake in Austria. Seine Frau erkrankte an Scharlachfieber und verstarb am 3. She had developed a wonderful sense of humor and felt comfortable in the three cultures she had grown up in, Italian, English, and Austrian. Her birth coincided with a visit from the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef I to the Adriatic coast from June 23rd - 28th; on his itinerary was a stop-over at the Whitehead Torpedo Factory. Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges befehligte Georg das Torpedoboot 52. The beautiful Adriatic Sea was on the doorstep of the family's Fiume Whitehead Torpedo Factory and Villa Whitehead. Brown haired and brown eyed, he was the oldest son and second child of Captain August Ritter (Knight) von Trapp (1836-1884) and Hedwig Wepler (1855-1911), who immigrated from the Duchy of Hesse (today a part of Germany) to the Adriatic Coast. As the century turned it became apparent her father was very ill. She and her mother played music together as the guests listened and danced. (Her father had been there 20 years earlier fighting cancer.) All rights reserved. Agathe had the honor of christening U-boat SM U-5, whose launch was attended by Naval representatives including Georg. She and friend Mary Louise Kane ran a kindergarten at the Sacred Heart Catholic parish in Glyndon, Md., until 1993. Simultaneously, Agathe was busy setting up the new household and began to reestablish a familiar family rhythm. The 10 years of Georg and Agathe’s loving partnership was the foundation and legacy that each of the children built on, as their futures unfolded. Agathe's mother, Agatha Whitehead von Trapp, died of scarlet fever in 1922,[10] when Agathe was almost 10 years old. Agathe von Trapp, Brs. The Austro-Hungarian Navy surrendered, lost its coastline, and ceased to exist. Two children, a son-Rupert (November 1911) and a daughter-Agathe (March 1913), were born in quick succession. His family eventually settled in Pola, a bustling port town with an old Roman Arena, the naval arsenal, and ships of the imperial fleet anchored in its harbor. Both Georg’s parents were musically gifted and created a family life filled with piano playing and singing. Klosterneuburg and Shipping Companies (1920-1930)The new year of 1919 heralded many changes. The Whiteheads, as British citizens, were considered enemy combatants, not permitted to leave the country. He fell deeply in love. [21], After touring the United States singing as the von Trapp family Choir, Agathe returned to Europe [4] when her and her family’s visas were expired. Agathe and the extended family spent the war years in Zell am See, contributing to the war effort, by knitting socks, and rolling bandages.

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