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The ten children

the real story

Ten Children

Rupert (born in 1911) practiced as a medical doctor until the mid-80´s and died at the age of 80. He had six children.

Agathe (born in 1913) lives near Baltimore, Maryland and is working for a kindergarten. She died at the age of 97 years in December 2010.

Maria (born in 1914) lived in Stowe, Vermont, after 27 years of missionary work in New Guinea. She went back to Salzburg from time to time. Maria von Trapp died on 18 February 2014, at the age of 100 in Stow, Vermont.

Werner (born in 1915) became a farmer and has six children. He died on October 11th, 2007 in Vermont.

Hedwig (born in 1917) worked at the lodge until her death in 1972.

Johanna (born in 1919) married in 1948 and left America to return to her homeland Austria. She lived in Vienna until her death in 1994 and had six children.

Martina (born in 1921) stayed with her family until she married in 1949. She died in childbirth in 1951.

Rosemarie (born in 1929) died at the age of 93 in Stowe, Vermont

Eleonore (born in 1931) stopped singing in 1952, got married in 1954 and raised seven children.

Johannes Georg (born in 1939) graduated from Dartmouth, has a master´s degree in forestry (Yale) and is now president of the Trapp Family Lodge. He has two children.