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.

-John Joseph Stroebele, Sr.

-Pvt. John Joseph Stroebele, Jr.

-Joseph Roman Wizner, US Navy

-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

-Edward Beckley, US Merchant Marines

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

-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)

-TSgt David Stroebel, USAFR

-Brian Shaver, US Army

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


American Krupp Descendent Bombed Essen from B-17 During WWII

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Newly unearthed family records from WWII show that the husband of Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele’s granddaughter, bombed Essen during WWII.

Army Air Corp First Lieutenant Peter O.E. Bekker, Sr. who had not yet married Gloria Eileen Stroebel of Jersey City, New Jersey when the bombing mission took place, was piloting an American B-17G aircraft assigned to the 325th Bombardment Squadron of the 92nd Bombardment Group on March 8, 1945.

Lieutenant Bekker’s aircraft was one of 1,200 heavy allied bombers dispatched that day to destroy six benzol plants in Germany. His crew successfully bombed the Emil Benzol plant in Essen but did not take part in any bombing missions of the Krupp works itself.

Bekker married Stroebel in 1949 at St Paul the Cross Church in Jersey City.  He retired from the US Air Force in 1967 in the rank of full Colonel.

Peter Bekker Aircrew Picture1Lt peter O.E. Bekker, Sr (top-right)

First Lieutenant Peter O.E. Bekker (top-right)(courtesy Fred Stroebel Bekker)

B17 Mission Log EssenB-17 mission log book (courtesy Fred Stroebel Bekker)

Written by Dave Stroebel

October 25, 2017 at 1:54 pm

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.

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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 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.

Dear Ursula,

As you may already know, a petition on 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.

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-


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

leave a comment » petition to solve Krupp Dynasty banishment

leave a comment » petition for the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and Protest Church of Rheinland:

Open your archives to public inspection for photographs on the banishment of Engelbertha Krupp. It is morally wrong to continue to hide this 140-year secret. All persons have a right to church records corroborating their existence.

Please sign the petition today: