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Ancestry of Donald Trump

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With German ancestry from his father and Scottish ancestry from his mother, millionaire real estate developer Donald Trump epitomizes the American immigrant experience. Born to Frederick and Mary MacLeod Trump in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946, Donald John Trump learned the real-estate business firsthand from his father who, himself, began in the family construction business at the age of 13 when his own father (Donald's grandfather) died in the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Frederick Christ Trump, grandfather of Donald Trump, was also a true American entrepreneur. Immigrating to America in 1885, he began his fortune running the Arctic Restaurant and Hotel in Bennett, British Columbia, during the Klondike Gold Rush. Christine, who would later become his wife, was only 5 when he left Germany, but they kept in touch by mail and eventually married.

Trump's recent ventures include the NBC reality series The Apprentice.

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First Generation:


1. Donald John TRUMP was born on 14 Jun 1946 in Queens, New York. He married Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr, with whom he fathered three children and then married Marla Maples, with whom he shares one child. In January of 2005, Donald Trump married a third time, to model Melania Knauss. Donald and Melania are the parents of Donald's fifth child, Barron William Trump, born in 2006.

Second Generation (Parents):


2. Frederick Christ (Fred) TRUMP1-3 was born on 11 Oct 1905 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY. He died of pneumonia in Jun 1999 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY.

3. Mary MACLEOD was born on 10 May 1912 in Isle of Lewis, Scotland.4 She died on 7 Aug 2000 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY.4

Fred TRUMP and Mary MACLEOD were married in Jan 1936 in New York City, NY.4 They had the following children:

    i. MaryAnne TRUMP was born on 5 Apr 1837 in Queens, NY.

    ii. Fred TRUMP Jr. was born in 1938 in Queens, NY and died in 1981.5

    iii. Elizabeth TRUMP was born in 1942 in Queens, NY.

    1 iv. Donald John TRUMP

    v. Robert TRUMP was born in Aug 1948 in Queens, NY.

Third Generation (Grandparents):


4. Friederich (Fred) TRUMP3 was born on 14 Mar 1869 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany.6 He immigrated in 1885 to United States aboard the ship "Eider" and became a U.S. citizen in 1892 in Seattle, WA.6 He died of influenza on 30 Mar 1918 in New York City, NY.6

5. Elizabeth CHRIST1-3 was born on 10 Oct 1880 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany6 and died on 6 Jun 1966 in Queens, NY.6

Fred TRUMP and Elizabeth CHRIST were married on 26 Aug 1902 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany. They had the following children:

    i. Elizabeth (Betty) TRUMP2,3 was born on 30 Apr 1904 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY6 and died of cancer on 3 Dec 1961 in New York.6

    2 ii. Frederick Christ (Fred) TRUMP

    iii. John George TRUMP1-3 was born on 21 Aug 1907 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY and died on 21 Feb 1985 in Boston, MA.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandparents):


8. Christian Johannes TRUMP was born in Jun 1829 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany and died on 6 Jul 1877 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany.

9. Katherina KOBER was born about 1836 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany and died in Nov 1922 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany.

Christian Johannes TRUMP and Katherina KOBER were married on 29 Sep 1859 in Kallstadt, Pfalz, Germany. They had the following children:

    4 i. Friederich (Fred) TRUMP
10. Christ CHRIST was born date unknown.

11. Anna Maria RATHON was born date unknown.

Christ CHRIST and Anna Maria RATHON were married. They had the following children:

  • 5 i. Elizabeth CHRIST
Sources
  1. 1930 U.S. Federal Census, population schedule, Jamaica, Queens County, New York. Enumeration District [ED] 41-1154, Supervisor's District [SD] 34, sheet 2A, house number 175-24, dwelling 24, family 24, Fred C. Trump household; National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 1597; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (accessed 1 May 2005).
  2. 1920 U.S. Federal Census, population schedule, Woodhaven Boro, Queens County, New York. Enumeration District [ED] 437, Supervisor's District [SD] 4, sheet 16A, house number 154, dwelling 206, family 360, Elizabeth Trump household; National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 1237; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (accessed 1 May 2005).
  3. 1910 U.S. Federal Census, population schedule, Queens, Queens County, New York. Enumeration District [ED] 1253, Supervisor's District [SD] 2, sheet 3B, house number 1085, dwelling 41, family 62, Fred Trump household; National Archives microfilm publication T624, roll 1064; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (accessed 1 May 2005).
  4. Mary MacLeod Trump obituary, New York Times, New York City, New York, 9 Aug 2000.
  5. Mary MacLeod Trump obituary, The Standard Times, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 10 Aug 2000.
  6. Biography of Elizabeth Trump Walter, The Elizabeth Trump Walter AEolian Skinner, Opus 1369, Pipe Organ, The Congregational Church of Manhasset (UCC) online [http://www.uyccmanhasset.org/etwalter.pdf], accessed 1 May 2005.
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