This is the Declaration of Intention for citizenship form of Maria von Trapp (of The Sound of Music fame). The von Trapp family had toured the U.S. prior to moving to Stowe, Vermont permanently. The form includes her date of birth, occupation, a physical description, place of birth, current address, date of emigration, place of last foreign residence, port and date of arrival, her husband’s name and place of birth, and number of children with their names, dates and places of birth.
If you look closely (you can zoom in on our catalog) you’ll notice certain dates which may have later been disputed.
Declaration of Intention of Maria von Trapp, 01/21/1944
Dated September 27, 1939, this passenger manifest from the SS Bergensfjord includes the von Trapp family, making their second musical tour of the United States.
Passenger list of the SS Bergensfjord, dated September 27, 1939 (page 1 detail); Passengers and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service