The Cannon King's Daughter

An unrecorded banishment from Germany's Krupp steel family

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Letter from Dr. Ralf Stremmel- Alfried Krupp Foundation

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This is a letter addresses to me dated April 8, 2009, from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation signed by Dr. Ralf Stremmel. In it, I ask he if Alfred and Bertha Krupp had any other children beside Friedrich Krupp. Dr. Stremmel clearly states in his letter that Friedrich was the only child in spite of the fact Dr. Stremmel knew Dr. Burkhard Beyer disclosed the existence of Alfred Krupp’s illegitimate son seven years prior to the date of this letter.

Did he knowingly lie about this fact to me knowing it was already made public in two journals Burkhard Beyer authored and shared with all of Germany including the Krupp Foundation? Why is Dr. Stremmel and Ursula Gathers refusing to respond to any of my emails? First thought that comes to mind it that they know something and they are afraid to engage me in a dialog about my great-grandmother’s banishment.

I sent out my first press release in 2010 on PRweb.com asking the Krupp Foundation to send a group of Krupp historians to the US to interview the three elderly relatives that gave me the revelations and photographs for my book. Any sensibly and responsible person would begin to ask questions about what was found regarding Engelbertha Krupp. Wouldn’t you? It just seems like it should have been a knee-jerk reaction to start asking questions about what I found. But they didn’t ask. Not a peep. Nothing. They kept as quiet as a mouse. Someone had uncovered what they thought was well-concealed, just as they thought they had forever concealed the existence of Wilhelm Lobbert. Let me just say what everyone in Germany is thinking at this very moment: If Alfred Krupp abandoned his son, Wilhelm, he certainly was capable and heartless enough to banish his daughter Engelbertha and he did.

 

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Krupp workforce by year, 1830-1915

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Woman workers in the Krupp works c. 1910

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Krupp workers, Essen, c.1900

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Last Will & Testament of Alfred Felix Alwyn Krupp (1812-1887)

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During my proceedings with the Essen Probate Court in 2012, I was given a copy of Alfred Krupp’s last will from the year 1887. The probate court initially ruled that they did not have Krupp’s will, and that if I was able to produce evidence of Engelbertha’s existence, the court would rule in my favor. A few days later, the court produced Krupp last will and testament and ruled against my petition. I then took my case to Germany’s highest court, the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany. The federal constitutional court responded that my petition was not of a constitutional issue and rejected it.

Question for Dr. Burkhard Beyer

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May I please ask the assistance of a reporter/journalist familiar with Dr. Burkhard Beyer in Germany. I would appreciate knowing if Dr. Beyer was the only person to know about Alfred Krupp’s illegitimate son, Wilhelm Lobbert.

I am also reaching out to Diana Friz and other members of the von Bohlen und Halbach families to help me answer this question.

Thank you,

David Stroebel

info@davidstroebel.com

Market Church with Alfred Krupp Memorial c. 1912

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