The Cannon King's Daughter

An unrecorded banishment from Germany's Krupp steel family

Archive for May 2014

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach meets Adolf Hitler

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The day Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach met Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1940.

Seeking Krupp dynasty descendants for DNA test

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According to DNA experts at FamilyTreeDNA, certain criteria must be met to match my DNA to one of many Krupp dynasty descendants living around the world.

1. Preferably, DNA samples must come from individuals no more than five generation out from Alfred Krupp (1812-1887).

2. Only about one (1) in eight (8) DNA test samples from Krupp dynasty descendants will come back as a match. So there is no confusion, not every DNA sample from each of the eight Krupp dynasty dependents will match. DNA markers are not so commonly sent forward in each person from Alfred Krupp.

If you are a Krupp dynasty descendent and fit the criteria stated above and would like to take a no-cost DNA test please email me at You may very well help solve one of Germany’s most intriguing mysteries and help me take the first steps in restoring my great-grandmother’s church records and her very existence.  I will ask for nothing in return.


Sincerest thanks,


David Stroebel

The dinosaur and Engelbertha Krupp

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(Editor’s note: There’s a point I’m making with this story and it is related to Engelbertha Krupp).

Scientists have unearthed what they believe to be a new species of dinosaur recently found in Argentina. Not only is it new, it is the largest species of dinosaur ever discovered.  The new species is being called Titanosaur (my discovery was called Engelbertha).

My point is that these types of amazing discoveries (including Engelbertha) have been made in the past and will continue to be made in the future. Although scientists in Argentina have physical evidence to base their discovery on, the ongoing search for physical evidence (DNA) for Engelbertha goes on as well.

Maybe a good opportunity to plug my cause with my German descendants of Alfred and Bertha Krupp.  If you’re reading this, you have the potential to do some wonderful things by taking a DNA test.  You could make a difference.

The Day Lieutenant Otto “Dave” Stroebel Commandeered Erwin Rommel’s Home

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This undated story written by my deceased uncle, Otto “Dave” Stroebel, that appeared in the Jersey Journal newspaper of Jersey City, New Jersey, details his account when he and his men from the US Army commandeered German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s home in Herrlingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, during the closing days of WWII.  Rommel had already died, his wife, Lucie, was living alone and their son, Manfred, was a prisoner of war in France at the time.  Read his intriuging story as told as an eye witness to history.



L-R: Manfred, Lucie and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel