The Real Story

Years after the film

  • Rupert (born in 1911) practiced as a medical doctor until the mid-80s and died at the age of 80. He had six children.
  • Agathe (born in 1913) lived near Baltimore, Maryland and was working for a kindergarden. She died at the age of 97 years in December 2010.
  • After 27 years of missionary work in New Guinea, Maria (born in 1914) lived in Stowe, Vermont, she passed away on February 18th, 2014.
  • Werner (born in 1915) became a famer and has six children. He lived in Waitsfield, Vermont and died in October 2007.
  • 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. She died on 17 October 2021.
  • 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.

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