Johanna von Trapp

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Johanna Karolina von Trapp

Petition for Naturalization, 1948
Born(1919-09-07)7 September 1919
Zell am See, Austria
Died25 November 1994(1994-11-25) (aged 75)
Vienna, Austria
NationalityAustrian
Occupationsinger
SpouseErnst Florian Winter
ChildrenErnst Florian (1949–1969), Johanna, Florian, Notburga, Agathe, Hemma, Severin
Parents

Georg Ludwig von Trapp

Agathe Whitehead von Trapp
 
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Johanna Karolina von Trapp

Petition for Naturalization, 1948
Born(1919-09-07)7 September 1919
Zell am See, Austria
Died25 November 1994(1994-11-25) (aged 75)
Vienna, Austria
NationalityAustrian
Occupationsinger
SpouseErnst Florian Winter
ChildrenErnst Florian (1949–1969), Johanna, Florian, Notburga, Agathe, Hemma, Severin
Parents

Georg Ludwig von Trapp

Agathe Whitehead von Trapp

Johanna Karolina von Trapp (7 September 1919 – 25 November 1994) was the sixth child of Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his first wife Agathe Whitehead . She was a member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the play and film The Sound of Music. She was portrayed as the character "Marta".

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Early life

Johanna was named after her paternal aunt. Von Trapp had brown hair and brown eyes. She grew up in Zell am See with her siblings: Rupert von Trapp (1911–1992) Agathe von Trapp (1913–2010), Maria Franziska von Trapp (born 1914), Werner von Trapp (1915–2007) and Hedwig von Trapp (1917–1972). The last sister Martina von Trapp (1921–1951) was born in Klosterneuburg (Austria). The von Trapp Family moved from Zell-am-See to Klosterneuburg, because their home, a lake hotel called "Kitzsteinhorn", was flooded. Before living in the hotel, the von Trapp Family had lived on a farm called "Erlhof" near Agathe Whitehead von Trapp's mother and sisters.

In 1922, when von Trapp was nearly three years old, her mother died of scarlet fever and was buried in Klosterneuburg. The family moved to Salzburg-Aigen in 1925.

In 1927, father Georg Ludwig von Trapp was remarried to Maria Augusta Kutschera. Georg and Maria Augusta had three children together: Rosemarie von Trapp (born 1929), Eleonore von Trapp (born 1931), and Johannes von Trapp (born 1939).

She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1948.

Career

The family left Austria in summer of 1938 and went to America when she was nearly nineteen years old. She sang first soprano in the family chorus together with her sister Agathe von Trapp.

Von Trapp married Ernst Florian Winter on Easter Monday in 1948 and had seven children. She lived with her family—four daughters and three sons (Ernst Florian Winter Jr. died in 1969 in his early teens)—in Austria and America.

She worked together with her sisters Agathe and Maria Franziska in 1993 on an exhibition in Salzburg. In 1994 she died in Vienna after the effects of a stroke at the age of 75.[1] She was buried in Vienna.

References

  1. ^ "Falleció Johanna von Trapp-Winter" (in Spanish). El Mundo (Spain). 1994. http://www.elmundo.es/papel/hemeroteca/1994/12/06/cultura/18669.html. Retrieved 2009-01-05. "Johanna von Trapp-Winter, soprano del coro de la familia Trapp, conocida por la película Sonrisas y lágrimas, falleció en su país natal, Austria, a los 75 años. Johanna, hija menor del primer matrimonio de Georg von Trapp, fue un gran apoyo para el coro formado por su madrastra María Augusta, ex monja de un convento de Salzburgo" 

Further reading

External links

Book

German Book about the Volksoper in Vienna. Interview with Johanna von Trapp and Ernst Florian Winter in 1993, the Book is from 2007.