Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp DHS was the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Maria and Georg married in 1927, 11 years before the family left Austria, and not just before the Nazi occupation.
Maria did not marry Georg von Trapp because of her feelings for him. Maria stated in her autobiography that she fell in love with the children rather than their father at first sight. She wasn’t sure if she should quit her religious calling when he asked her to marry him, but the nuns persuaded her to obey God’s will and marry Georg.
“I was not in love with anyone. I liked him, but not in love with him. I adored the kids, so in a way, I married the kids… by and by, I learnt to love him more than I had ever loved before or after.”
How old was Maria von Trapp when she married the captain?
Maria von Trapp was only 22 when she married the captain.