The Cannon King's Daughter

An unrecorded banishment from Germany's Krupp steel family

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Author’s Global Search for Krupp Dynasty DNA Match

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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

Former Essen Krupp Servants for Book/Film

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Did any of your German relatives work for Alfred Krupp at either Klosterbuschhof from 1864-1873 or at Villa Hugel from 1873-1880?

Did they pass down stories in your family about their work at Villa Hugel or Klosterbuschhof?

If yes, your stories passed on to you from your deceased loved ones could appear in an upcoming book and documentary film on the Krupp family.

Please email your stories in German or English to info@davidstroebel.com

You will receive full credit for all stories that appear in the book and documentary film.

 

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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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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Bombed-out city of Essen during World War II

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Market Church with Alfred Krupp Memorial c. 1912

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Monument to Alfred Felix Alwyn Krupp

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Monument to Alfred Felix Alwyn Krupp (1812-1887) standing outside the Krupp cast steel works in Essen. c. 1888.