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Connie O'Mara

(Left to Right): Connie O'Mara, one of the Whiteheads, and Connie junior, Austria, July 1939 (just before war).
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Connie O'Mara, born 8 Sept 1891, London.
Father from Limerick.
Father died 1893.
Mother died June-July 1898. She was orphaned age 6.
Probably lived with relatives in Ireland.
As an adult she went to Vienna, Austria, as a governess.

She mar 1stly, 1914, to Baron Werner von Trapp and had issue.
She became Baroness von Trapp.
Werner died 1915.

[Agathe von Trapp, 2010, p.68] says that after Werner's death, Connie returned to Ireland.
And then in 1921 Agathe Whitehead invited Connie and her daughter to come live with them, because of the Troubles in Ireland.
Connie came back to Austria with her dau Connie junior. She lived with her von Trapp in-laws at Klosterneuburg, Austria.
Agathe Whitehead died 1922.
The widowed Connie and her daughter continued to live with the family of the widower Georg von Trapp for a time. She helped with his children.
[Agathe von Trapp, 2010, p.73] says Connie moved to Vienna around 1923-1925.
Georg von Trapp married again in 1927.
Connie struggled through some difficult times.
Her in-laws fled Austria when the Nazis came in 1938. She stayed.

She mar 2ndly, 1941, to Count Johann Herbert of Herberstein [descendant of Edward III].
They married on 4 Aug 1941 in Zell am See, Austria, according to this tree. She was age 49.

Connie O'Mara.
Posted by Sharon Slater.
Also in [Agathe von Trapp, 2010].

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