The Cannon King's Daughter

An unrecorded banishment from Germany's Krupp steel family

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Descendents of Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele Remembered on Veterans Day

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Each year on Veterans Day, we pause to remember the 31 descendents through blood and marriage of Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele, who bravely and selflessly served in the US military thus earning the title of Veteran. Thank you all for your service to the United States of America.

FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR OF 1870:
-John Joseph Stroebele, Sr.

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR:
-Pvt. John Joseph Stroebele, Jr.

WORLD WAR I:
-Joseph Roman Wizner, US Navy

WORLD WAR II:
-Lt Col. Peter O.E. Bekker, Sr, Army Air Force/USAF
-Capt (Doctor) Joseph Emory Harlow, USAF
-2Lt. Theodore J. Beebe, Jr, Army Air Force/USAF
-1Lt. Otto ‘Dave’ William Stroebel, US Army
-1Lt. Woodrow Peter Stroebel, US Army
-1Lt. Harold C. Stroebel, US Army
-BM1 Roland Gabriel Stroebel, US Navy
-Pvt. Warren Roland Stroebel, US Army
-MM2 John ‘Jack’ Joseph Strobel, US Navy
-Pvt. John Sedan Stroebele, US Army
-John J. Camadine Sr, US Navy
-John J. Camadine Jr, US Navy
-Pvt. Herman Borchers, US Army
-John Joseph Wizner, US Navy
-Pvt. James Beebe, US Army

WORLD WAR II KILLED IN ACTION (KIA):
-Edward Beckley, US Merchant Marines

KOREAN WAR:
-1Lt. Theodore J. Beebe, Sr.
-Pvt. Charles M. Stroebele

VIETNAM WAR:
-Sgt Sheila Maher, USAF (First woman in the family line to serve)
-A1C Howard ‘Howie’ Francis Stroebel, Jr.
-John T. Wizner, US Army
-David Gregory Wizner, US Navy
-John ‘Jackie’ Stephen Stroebele, USMC, NY Army National Guard (first Marine in the family line)

OPERATION DESERT STORM:
-TSgt David Stroebel, USAFR

AFGHANISTAN/IRAQ WAR:
-Brian Shaver, US Army

PEACETIME:
-Chris Wizner, USMC
-TSgt Raymond E. Stroebel, USAF
-Steven Camadine, US Navy
-H.R. Cornell, Oklahoma Army National Guard

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Author’s Global Search for Krupp Dynasty DNA Match

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PRESS RELEASE


Quest to corroborate great-grandmother’s connection to Essen’s Krupp steel dynasty.


Tinton Falls, New Jersey. August 15, 2018

Tinton Falls, New Jersey resident and Krupp family author David Stroebel is appealing to a wider global audience for a DNA match that could conclusively link his great-grandmother, Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele, a former Jersey City, New Jersey resident at the turn of the 20th century, to Germany’s Krupp steel family of Essen. To date, there is no known, direct-family line of Krupp descendants living in the United States with the exception of the Stroebele family. In his 2010 book, The Cannon King’s Daughter Stroebel—with the help of three elderly relatives— wrote about his great-grandmother’s unrecorded banishment and disinheritance from the Essen Krupp works and known today as ThyssenKrupp AG. Engelbertha was banished and disinherited for disobeying her parent to break-off an engagement with John Joseph Stroebele, a poor shoemaker and bootblack employed at the Krupp estate.

Following an eerily-similar fate met by many early 19th-century European female infants at the hands of their wealthy, male-seeking fathers, it is believed that because of this reason no baptismal record could be found for Engelbertha anywhere in Germany. Her very existence was brought into question by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, located in Essen when questioned by Der Spiegel News Magazine in 2013. Despite controversial photographs of her that have surfaced with no reasonable explanation by the Alfried Krupp Foundation of who she was. Stroebel believed her 1874 banishment was kept a closely-guarded secret between family members and left undocumented.

Stroebel is appealing for those world-wide who have already taken a DNA test and more importantly those who have not. He is appealing to those who may also have stories passed-down in their families of Krupp steel ancestors who lived in Germany. Autosomal DNA testing can be accomplished using the big four online companies— MyHeritage, LivingDNA, Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA. Ideally, test results should be uploaded to GEDMatch.com, a free service where Stroebel has his DNA test results stored. GEDMatch offers a way for all commercial DNA tests to be compared all in one place.

The below are Krupp family surnames:

Bahr, Bastian, Baum, Bocking, Bohnsteadt, Eichhoff, Eisenhauer, Erlsberg, Erne, Farber, Forsthoff, Frenz, Friz, Hossenfeldt, Huyssen, Klocke, Krosen, Lobbert, Luedde, Moll, Perschbacher, Raitz, Rogers, Schemmann, Solling, Staub, Strobele, Stroebele, von Bohlen, von Clermont, von Devens, von der Gathen, von Ende, von Medinger, von Muller, Wilmowsky, Voss, Wilhelmi, Wickenberg, Wuppermann and Zopf.

Contact: The Engelbertha Krupp Society

David Stroebel, President/Executive Director, 732-580-2401

http://www.eksociety.org

kruppsociety@gmail.com

DNA Evidence Points to Krupp Dynasty Banishment

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With AncestryDNA’s recent update to their DNA findings comes a startling revelation.

AncestryDNA just released their most accurate DNA test updates for their online tests and has released their updates to all their individual DNA customers. That being said, DNA test results for American-born author David Stroebel  now for the first time reveal his origins precisely in The Netherlands and in northern Germany where Essen, and the Krupp steel family’s origins have existed since 1587.

This new development further corroborates Stroebel’s claim that his deceased great-grandmother was banished and disinherited from Germany’s Krupp Steel dynasty for failing to break off an engagement to John Joseph Stroebele, a poor, Catholic shoemaker employed at Villa Hugel, the Krupp estate in Essen. Engelbertha married Stroebele is Sigmaringen, Baden-Wurttemberg in August 1875 before the couple and their three children immigrated to Jersey City, New Jersey in the United States where Stroebele’s brother was living.

The Netherlands is where Arndt Krupp, the first Krupp, was born in the second half of the 1500s, but immigrated to Essen in 1587, thus beginning Germany’s Krupp steel dynasty as an early-modern merchant. He was also the mayor of City of Essen.

While no member of the von Bohlen und Halbachs nor the von Wilmosky’s (descendants of Friedrich Alfred Krupp- the brother of Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele) would ever had a reason take an online, commercially-available DNA test for reasons obvious to this readership, no one-to-one match could be expected. However, this is the strongest, irrefutable piece of evidence supporting Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele’s banishment from her Essen Krupp family in 1874.

With Engelbertha’s 19th century baptismal record missing from Essen’s Market Church, it has been a challenge for Stroebel to prove her very existence beyond the family photos, records and revelations. Stroebel had been waiting for a break in regards to DNA. He certainly is much closer now.

Stroebele’s 2010 investigative book, The Cannon King’s Daughter, revealed his great-grandmother’s true identity with the assistance of three elderly relatives who passed century-old photographs, records and revelations to him. His book was featured in an August 2013 edition of Germany’s Der SPIEGEL News Magazine by German reporter Marc Pitzke which triggered a firestorm of criticism in Germany.

Stroebel is again calling upon the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation in Essen to open it’s archive to independent researchers in the interest of Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele to examine the 1.9 million photographs in their archive. His intentions are to restore her very existence in the eyes of the Protestant Church of Essen and restore her rightful place in the Krupp family next to her parents, Alfred and Bertha Krupp and brother Friedrich Alfried Krupp.

 

 

The book that caused a firestorm in Germany

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With the help of three elderly relatives, author David Stroebel conveys century-old revelations, photographs and documents passed down through five generations of his family in a riveting book that caused a firestorm in Germany when his story was published in 2013 by Germany’s renoun der Speigel news magazine.

Follow me on Twitter- @davidstroebel

Read the Cannon King’s Daughter from Barnes & Noble Online Store

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cannon-kings-daughter-david-stroebel/1114834943?ean=9780615465289

Written by Dave Stroebel

January 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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Public Appeal to Ursula Gather- Alfried Krupp Foundation in Essen

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It is both disappointing and frustrating learning today that Ursula Gather, head of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation in Essen, is apparently neither a diplomat nor a true leader. Why I say this is because I was dumfounded when I sent her a personal email this morning bringing my Change.org petition to her attention and extending an olive branch for an open, honest dialog on opening her archives in the investigation into the unrecorded banishment of my great-grandmother.

I received a delivery failure notice. Strange, I thought, that the Alfried Krupp Foundation would discontinue their use of this public email address. I had spelled it correctly. I attempted to send it from a second email address but received the same result- A failure notice. Being resourceful, I emailed them using a third email account I had never used previously. Success. No delivery failure notice. It took no longer than a couple seconds to understand what had happened- my emails were being blocked.

Her actions tell me two things: She underestimates my will and secondly that she prefers to go around problems instead of challenging them head-on. Does she take the same approach in regards to business matters for the foundation she manages? Let’s hope not. Leaders do not go around challenges; they take them on, full steam, head-on. Let me say now that it is not my intention to underestimate Ms. Gather or go around her.

If I must communicate with her publically, here on my blog, so be it. Unfortunately, it appears this may be the only way until she decides that private matters should remain in private emails.
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Dear Ursula,

As you may already know, a petition on Change.org and a Facebook ad campaign is underway throughout Germany to permit the unfettered access to additional photographs, records and documents relating to the unrecorded banishment of my great-grandmother, Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele.

I am sending this invitation to you so that we may have a productive, honest and fruitful dialog on permitting access to your archive in the hopes that additional evidence on the life of my great-grandmother can be uncovered.

This is a golden opportunity for us to work shoulder-to-shoulder and do the right thing for her and for the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. If you have any concerns, now would be the right time to address them. I thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to address this petition.

https://www.change.org/p/thyssenkrupp-release-documents-on-unrecorded-krupp-banishment-open-your-archives-to-public-inspection-for-evidence-on-the-banishment-of-my-great-grandmother

Sincerely,
David Stroebel

Tell the Alfred Krupp Foundation to open their archives on the banishment of my great-grandmother

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New EngelberthaALFRIED KRUPP was convicted at the Nuremberg Tribunals for crimes against humanity for using slave labor from AUSCHWITZ Concentration Camp. I wish to convict the foundation that bears his name for aiding the opression of Engelbertha Krupp’s unrecorded banishment and destruction of her church records because she turned her back on managing the Krupp works and chose love over a dynasty.

Please sign my petition and tell the Alfried Krupp Foundation in Germany to open their archives and reveal what they have hidden away on the banishment of my great-grandmother, Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele- https://www.change.org/p/thyssenkrupp-release-documents-on-unrecorded-krupp-banishment-open-your-archives-to-public-inspection-for-evidence-on-the-banishment-of-my-great-grandmother

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I revealed my great-grandmother’s true identity with the help of 3 elderly relatives.

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