First wife of Captain George Ritter von Trapp and mother of the first seven von Trapp children. Agathe spent extra time with her youngest, Martina, who was worse than the others. [26] Unlike some of her siblings, Agathe sang with the von Trapp Family Singers until they sang their last concert on 26 January 1956. 1914: Die erste Familie des Barons von Trapp zieht in den Erlhof nach Zell am See (heute im Besitz der Porsche-Familie Piech). Agathe had the honor of christening U-boat SM U-5, whose launch was attended by Naval representatives including Georg. Georg Johannes Ritter von Trapp (4 April 1880 – 30 May 1947) was born in Zara, Kingdom of Dalmatia, then a Crown Land of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (present-day Zadar, Croatia). Juni 1891 in Fiume, heute Rijeka in Kroatien; † 3. Agathe hingegen zog mit ihren Kindern zu ihrer Mutter auf den Erlhof nach Zell am See. [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. Agathe sang first soprano with her sister Johanna. [see 'Marriage & Family' below]. 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. By early 1920, with the intent of providing seafaring jobs to former Austrian Navy personnel, Georg with two Partners founded Vega-Reederei-Hamburg/Greiswald. At the time he was married, Georg was Commander of SM U-6, training submarine crews. [23] Concert tours resumed after this incident. The Factory provided many jobs to the local population. Heirat Ehepartner Kinder; 1948: Erika KLAMBAUER: Der Einsender hat festgelegt, dass für diese Datenbank keine Quellenangaben angezeigt werden sollen. Between Captain Georg von Trapp & Agathe Gobertina Whitehead, parents to the first seven von Trapp children, set against the backdrop of the Adriatic Coast. 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. Agathe's mother, Agatha Whitehead von Trapp, died of scarlet fever in 1922,[10] when Agathe was almost 10 years old. Schooled at home by tutors, Agathe was also given piano, violin, and voice lessons. [20] The family merely rented out their house and walked to the train station behind their property. The family found their respective countries on opposing sides. Agathe hingegen zog mit ihren Kindern zu ihrer Mutter auf den Erlhof nach Zell am See. She self-published the book with Publish America, LLLP in 2003 at age 91. 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. With her 18th birthday around the corner, Agathe dreamed of soon having a family and home of her own. 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. At the same time, troops were moving into coastal areas ready to man defensive positions up and down the Adriatic coastline. When SM U-5 was ready to be launched, Georg received an invitation to attend the christening and evening festivities. 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. Managing the food shortages and hardships that had befallen all in the Empire became the new norm. She died of scarlet fever in 1922. Agathe visited wives of Naval personnel living in the area and made sure her children’s lives continued as normal as possible. The book was republished in 2010 by Harper Paperback. At the celebratory ball that evening, Georg became enchanted with Agathe. Maria von Trapp, Br. Dort lernte er auch Agathe Whitehead, Tochter des Torpedofabrikanten John Whitehead und Enkelin des Erfinders des Torpedos,Robert Whitehead, auf einem Ball kennen. Agathewas born on July 18 1859, in Grafenegg, Krems-Land District, Niederosterreich, Austria. Das ganze Haus steht im Schatten ihres Todes, wie sich gleich bei Marias erster Begegnung mit den Trapp-Kindern zeigt. In 1993, they both retired. These seven children would later become the famous "von Trapp children" popularized in the musical and film, The Sound of Music. 31. Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp (12 March 1913 – 28 December 2010) was the eldest daughter of Their beautiful home over-looked the Adriatic and became a frequent destination for the close-knit extended family and officer friends. 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. Upon moving to Klosterneuburg, Georg threw himself into two new enterprises. 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. [24] At his request, the family changed their stage name to The Trapp Family Singers. Im Januar 1911 heiratete das Paar und zog in eine Villa in der Nähe von Pula in Kroatien. I liked the singing, and Maria was so pretty and kind! As part of the Zenta’s crew, he fought in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of 1900, for which he received commendations for bravery. Hier werden vier Kinder geboren. Trapp war hochdekorierter Kommandant der U-Boot-Staffel, seine Frau die Tochter des Torpedo-Erfinders und Produzenten John Whitehead. [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. The torpedo factory staff and employees came out to cheer, give congratulatory speeches and present gifts. [citation needed]Ritter is roughly the equivalent of a baronet in the U… Where was Agathe Whitehead born? 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). Here, their sixth child, Johanna (September 1919), was born. The diagnosis of a stomach tumor was the beginning of a two-year effort to save his life. 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. With his naval career well on track, Georg volunteered to learn about and train in the newly invented submarine-type craft. 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. © 2015-2020 Stichting Georg & Agathe Foundation. By then, Georg had grown into, what his fellow naval officers described as, a "'Gentlemen's gentleman', warm with a fun sense of humor and a profound sense of being honorable". 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. Netherlands KvK-nummer 63503336 | Terms of use and disclaimer. She managed their large household with grace and kindness. [18] While they stayed a little while longer, they did not care for what the new government was doing. Wherever the Kaiser's standard (imperial flag) appeared, the squadron offered a 101 cannon salute. 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. Zell am See (1914-1920)1914 was the year that changed everyone’s lives forever. 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). 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. 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. Von Trapp was one of seven children born to Austrian naval Capt. Christmas 1921, five children were isolated and being taken care of. Since her mother was an accomplished pianist, evenings were often spent making music together. Johnwas born on November 23 1854, in Fiume. Agathe Whitehead (* 14. Agathe Gobertina Whitehead was born on June 14, 1891 in Fiume, the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Rijeka, Croatia). Agathe's father, John, and grandfather, Robert, were both British Engineers and key historical figures in world naval history. Seine Frau erkrankte an Scharlachfieber und verstarb am 3. [see 'Marriage & Family' below], Honoring the von Trapp ​and Whitehead Heritage​​​​, Villa WhiteheadFiume, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Today Rijeka, Croatia), Zara, Dalmatia, Adriatic Coast, circa 1890, Austro-Hungarian EmpireToday Zadar, Croatia, Klosterneuburg and Shipping Companies (1920-1930), CHAMPION THE ARTS      PROMOTE PEACE      ARCHIVE & EDUCATE, Legacy Project: Torpedo & Naval Museum, Peace & Innovation Research, and Peace Conference & Arts Performance Center. 1911: Georg von Trapp heiratet Agathe Whitehead und zieht nach Pula. Agathehad 4 siblings: Edgar Thoreau Whiteheadand 3 other siblings. New nationalities and nations were established from territories that used to belong to the Empire, such was the case for the Adriatic Coast. [15] Early in 1938 the family toured Italy. His seven children by his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, were … Agathe and the extended family spent the war years in Zell am See, contributing to the war effort, by knitting socks, and rolling bandages. She sang around the house until she was about 94 years old. Klosterneuburg and Shipping Companies (1920-1930)The new year of 1919 heralded many changes. Writing and performing plays was a favorite. The newlyweds moved to Pola (today Pula, Croatia) where the Austro-Hungarian Navy submarine base was. Rupert von Trapp, Brs. Agathe von Trapp (born Whitehead)was born on month day1891, at birth place, to John William Whiteheadand Agathe (Agatha) Whitehead. Georg was retired from a career he loved. She played guitar and piano into her retirement. His parents, August and Hedwig, raised their children with a quiet, loving hand, bringing much warmth, and kind guidance into Georg’s formative years. Georg Ritter von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. For the Emperor's arrival, the whole British Mediterranean squadron, Admiral Hoskins commanding, had been sent to Fiume for this occasion to pay respect on the part of the British Empire for 'the person' of the Kaiser. He fell deeply in love. The joyous celebration brought family from throughout Europe and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 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 … In and out of a private clinic in Vienna, John Whitehead lost his battle with cancer on April 9th, 1902. (Her father had been there 20 years earlier fighting cancer.) It became the family summer vacation home where they gathered for generations to come. Georg Ritter von Trapp. Georg and Agathe’s send-off into their life together was a chorus of “hurrahs”. Valor and honor were stressed and expected of a future naval officer. Rosmarie Trapp will remember her sister best for taming her wild streak. Agathe Whitehead interesting facts, biography, family, updates, life, childhood facts, information and more: Agathe Whitehead date of birth: June 14, 1891. All rights reserved. Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, Br. The Whitehead and Bruenner families had known the imperial family for many years. [3] Agathe and Mary Louise Kane worked together for 37 years. His seven children by his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, were … In her parents’ home, the Villa Whitehead, Mamá received an aristocratic upbringing. 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). [24] In 1942, Agathe settled down with her family on a farm in Vermont,[4] and continued to perform throughout the country. 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. [7] Agathe was tutored by a governess at home until age 11, when she started attending a local school. Graduating from middle school in 1894, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Agathe had settled into her role as wife of ‘Lieutenant von Trapp’ and mother of two lively toddlers. Blond haired and blue eyed, she was the first daughter and third child of Countess Agathe Gobertina von Breunner (1856-1945), Austro-Hungarian nobility, and Cavaliere (Knight) John Whitehead (1854-1902), son of Baron Robert Whitehead (1823-1905) and a Partner at the family's Fiume Whitehead Torpedo Factory. Seven days after returning home, September 3, 1922, her young life was cut short in the early hours of the morning. He would have been familiar with and heard Italian, German, Croatian, and many dialects from throughout the Empire spoken each day. Class in 1898, Georg had been instructed in 31 subjects including: German, Italian, French, English, oceanography, meteorology, shipbuilding, ship machine building, naval tactics, naval law, naval signals, ship maneuvers, sailing vessel rigging, and etiquette. Hier bekam Agathe von Trapp ihre ersten beiden Kinder Rupert (1911–1992) und Agathe (1913–2010). She spoke English, Italian, and German fluently, loved to hike, sail, garden, knit, and sew. By mid-January 1922 she too had fallen ill and was sent to a private hospital in Vienna. In and around Pola and Fiume, evacuations of all non-military personnel was ordered. As of 2018 Agathe Whitehead is 31 years (age at death) years old. Running the entire estate and staff efficiently, was again under her charge. She had developed a wonderful sense of humor and felt comfortable in the three cultures she had grown up in, Italian, English, and Austrian. 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. 37, No. In the end, they and their seven children were only given 33 months’ time together after WWI ended. She and her mother played music together as the guests listened and danced. She started writing the book in the 1980s by traveling to Europe to research family history, sketch maps, and collect photographs. [25] She toured Canada, South America, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, Hawaii, and Europe. Learning an instrument was compulsory - he learned to play the violin. He left behind a loving wife and three children Hede (6), Georg (4), and Werner (2). In short order, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war and well-ordered lives were disrupted everywhere across Europe. [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 hingegen zog mit ihren Ki… They were devoted to Austria. [4][19], Their house did not fly any Nazi flags from the windows, except in windows of rooms that were leased to boarders. [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. Their family was … In anticipation of relocating to Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Agathe went back to Pola to pack up their household. Titel: Familienstammbaum Schmitz: Beschreibung: Familienbaum der Familie Schmitz mit allen Nebenbäumen. Upon hearing this, her mother invited Georg to the ‘Erlhof', the family's vacation home in inland Austria. On one European tour, they sang for Pope Pius XII in a general audience in the Vatican. 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. Agathe’s childhood was shared with her three brothers John, Frank and Robert, and two sisters Mary and Joan. The management of the Whitehead Torpedo Factory passed to another member of the family. [28] She decorated wooden bowls and was good at carpentry, making some of her own furniture for her house.[28]. She too was feeling tired and spent after the wear and tear of the last four years. 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. Agathe Whitehead was the first wife of Georg Johannes Ludwig von Trapp. Both Georg and Agathe lost their brothers. Both Georg’s parents were musically gifted and created a family life filled with piano playing and singing. Two children, a son-Rupert (November 1911) and a daughter-Agathe (March 1913), were born in quick succession. This was still the age of Queen Victoria, who had a very high regard for Kaiser Franz Josef I. How old was Agathe Whitehead when died? 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. Hedwig went on to raise them as a single mother; she never remarried, the future and welfare of her children was her paramount focus. 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. As a free port, many an entrepreneur had been attracted to this location. Their lives were well entwined with the navy and his father’s appointments as Commandant (Captain). They spent anxious days waiting for news of their loved ones. Agathe von Trapp, Brs. Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges befehligte Georg das Torpedoboot 52. Deren "stille Prozession" (19) erinnert an einen Leichenzug. Agathe arrived in the USA in October 1938. Blond haired and blue eyed, she was the first daughter and third child of Countess Ms. von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian Navy naval Captain Georg Ritter von Trapp. His life was to change in a wonderful way on that day. Simultaneously, Agathe was busy setting up the new household and began to reestablish a familiar family rhythm. Family gatherings and regular visits to each other's homes filled the summer and holiday calendar. Agathe WHITEHEAD: Ehepartner und Kinder. Ships of all kinds plying the waters would have been a familiar sight. (Records of District Courts of the United States, RG 21) I first saw the movie The Sound of Music as a young child, probably in the late 1960s. U 5 und U 12 auf österreichischer Medaille 1915 des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes. Having recently been born, baby Agathe and her mother observed the ceremony of the Kaiser's arrival from an upstairs bedroom. Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp (12 March 1913 – 28 December 2010) was the eldest daughter of Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agatha Whitehead von Trapp. 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. 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. The 1921 wedding of Agathe’s sister, Mary Whitehead to Baron Gioacchino Pietro Malfatti di Montetretto capped off this feeling. 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. Bereits damals wird im Haus musiziert. Hedwig von Trapp, Brs. Das Paar bekam sieben Kinder, Rupert, Agathe, Maria Franziska, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna und 1921 kam Tochter Martina zur Welt. [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. [8] Her father remarried six years later, to Maria Augusta Kutschera, in November 1927. 1911 heiratete er Agathe Whitehead, Tochter eines Torpedofabrikanten. 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. The company was sold a few years after. Aside from the regular daily routines, their lives were filled with creative pass times. The Austro-Hungarian Naval activities around Fiume increased during the early 1900s. Private tutors and a live-in piano teacher provided Mamá’s education. The Whitehead Torpedo Factory was branching out and building U-boat submarines. Agathe's father decided not to accept the offer of a place in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. They did a Scandinavian tour there and received standing ovations and glowing reports. Im Jänner 1911 heiratete das Paar und zog in eine Villa in der Nähe von Pola auf der Halbinsel Istrien im Österreichischen Küstenland. [27] Agathe continued to be busy in retirement. They brought joy and happiness in the midst of so much heartache. Agathe too had noticed the handsome naval officer and soon discovered their feelings were mutual. Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges befehligte Georg das Torpedoboot 52. Her hopes and dreams of raising her family on the beautiful Adriatic Coast of her childhood were packed in crates, boxes and suitcases ready to be shipped. 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. At the same time, Agathe's family and friends described her as, "intelligent and quietly capable, warm and loving with a great wit". 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. Hier gebar sie ihre weiteren Kinder Maria Franziska (1914–2014), Werner (1915–2007), Hedwig (1917–1972) und Johanna (1919–1994). She was portrayed as the character "Liesl". For seven months her severe case was treated. 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