Johannes von Trapp
|Johannes von Trapp|
January 17, 1939 |
|Children||Kristina von Trapp, Sam von Trapp|
|Parents||Georg Ludwig von Trapp and Maria Augusta Kutschera|
Johannes von Trapp (born January 17 1939, Philadelphia) is a former member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the play and movie The Sound of Music. He was the tenth and youngest child.
He returned to Stowe, Vermont to help with the family inn's finances, and then became the manager of the resort. In 1977, he moved to British Columbia, and later to a ranch in Montana. He eventually returned to manage the family business in Vermont. He married Lynne Peterson and had two children, Kristina von Trapp-Frame and Sam von Trapp. Johannes visited the Trapp Villa in Salzburg Aigen on July 28, 2008 together with his half-sister Maria Franziska von Trapp and his sister-in-law Erika (Werner's widow).
- "The Sound of Difference". New York Times. March 10, 1998. Retrieved January 9, 2011. "He thought a moment, good taste, culture, all these wonderful upper-class standards that people make fun of in movies like Titanic. ..."
- Stephanie Clifford (December 24, 2008). "Von Trapps Reunited, Without the Singing". New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2008. "Still, Johannes von Trapp, the 10th and youngest child, remembers growing up relatively anonymously in a quiet, strict home. ... By 1969, he had graduated from Dartmouth, completed a master’s degree from the Yale school of forestry and was planning on an academic career in natural resources. He returned to Stowe to put the inn’s finances in order, and ended up running the place. He tried to leave, moving to a ranch in British Columbia in 1977 and staying a few years, then moving to a ranch in Montana. But the professional management in Stowe kept quitting. 'Now I’m stuck here,' he said."
- Joan Gearin. "The Real Story of the von Trapp Family". National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved January 5, 2009. "Son Johannes was born in January 1939 in Philadelphia. ... In 1956, Maria, Johannes, Rosmarie, and daughter Maria went to New Guinea to do missionary work. Later, Maria ran the Trapp Family Lodge for many years. ... As Johannes von Trapp said in a 1998 New York Times interview, 'it's not what my family was about. . . . [We were] about good taste, culture, all these wonderful upper-class standards that people make fun of in movies like 'Titanic.' We're about environmental sensitivity, artistic sensitivity. 'Sound of Music' simplifies everything. I think perhaps reality is at the same time less glamorous but more interesting than the myth.'"