DONALD TRUMP FAMILY History Frederick Trump (March 14, 1869 – March 30, 1918) In 1901, sensing the end of the gold rush and fearing a crackdown on prostitution, Trump sold his investments and used the proceeds to return to Germany.[4] In 1902, Trump returned to Karlstad to marry his old neighbor Elizabeth Christ (October 10, 1880 – June 6, 1966).[9][10] German authorities determined that Trump had emigrated from Germany to avoid his tax and military-service obligations, Trump died of pneumonia during the 1918 flu pandemic.[12] At the time of his death, he was beginning to invest in real estate development in Queens; his wife and his son Fred would continue his real estate projects under the Elizabeth Trump & Son moniker.                  

 

Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump (October 11, 1905 – June 25, 1999)

 

Although both of Trump's parents were born in Germany, Trump told friends and acquaintances for decades after World War II that the family was of Swedish origin. According to his nephew John Walter, "He had a lot of Jewish tenants and it wasn't a good thing to be German in those days."[2] His son Donald Trump also claimed to be of Swedish origin in his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal.

 

Donald John Trump, Sr. (born June 14, 1946) The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump incorrectly said that Frederick Trump was of Swedish origin,[24][25] an assertion previously made by Fred Trump for many years.[26] Trump later acknowledged his German ancestry and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City.[27] While living in a two-story mock Tudor home on Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates,[28] Trump attended the private Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills, Queens, where Fred Trump, Donald's father, was a member of the Board of Trustees. Some of his siblings also attended Kew-Forest. Speaking of his son, Trump's father told an interviewer in 1983 that he "was a pretty rough fellow when he was small", prompting him to enroll the boy in the New York Military Academy (NYMA) in eighth grade for the duration of his high school education.[29] Trump participated in marching drills and wore a uniform, attaining the rank of "cadet captain" in his senior year.[30] He told a biographer in 2015 that NYMA gave him "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military".[31] Trump came of age for the draft during the Vietnam War. In an interview in 2011 on New York station WNYW,[34] he stated, "I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number."[35] Selective Service records retrieved by The Smoking Gun website from the National Archives show that, although Trump did eventually receive a high selective service lottery number in 1969, he was not drafted earlier because of four student deferments (2-S) while attending college, and after receiving a medical deferment (1-Y, later converted to 4-F) obtained in 1968 after his college graduation, prior to the lottery being initiated.[36] Trump was deemed fit for service after a military medical examination in 1966 and was briefly classified as 1-A by a local draft board shortly before his 1968 medical disqualification.[37] Trump attributed his medical deferment to "heel spurs" in both feet, according to a 2015 biographer,[31] but told an Iowa campaign audience he suffered from a spur in one foot, though he could not remember which one.[37]

 

Will this be the next President of the United States of America?