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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356 Palisade Ave

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356 Palisade AveFormer site at 356 Palisade Ave, Jersey City where John and Engelbertha lived upon arrival to America in 1883. Their previous apartment building was demolished to make way for the one seen in this photo.

Written by Dave Stroebel

October 31, 2018 at 10:23 am

Why a Documentary Film on Engelbertha Krupp?

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This is the story of Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele, banished and disinherited from Germany’s premier steel family of Essen, known today as ThyssenKrupp AG. Engelbertha was banished and disinherited in 1874 for the impeachable offense of falling in love with, and disobey her father’s orders to break off a wedding engagement with a poor shoemaker, my great-grandfather, at the Krupp estate in Essen. Her father, Alfred Krupp, would not allow such an inexperienced, uneducated man as my great-grandfather to one day manage the vast and lucrative Krupp steel works. This story is told through century-old photographs revelations and documents with the assistance of three elderly relatives. Engelbertha hid her true identity from her children while living in her new home in Jersey City, New Jersey. The findings of my investigation into her true identity appears in my book, The Cannon King’s Daughter (Barnes & Noble) and featured in Germany’s Der Spiegel news magazine. It is my hope that by making a documentary film, added pressure on the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation will force them to release additional photographic and other evidence of her existence in Essen which has been denied because of the disappearance of her baptism record feared destroyed by an enraged, vengeful father for ultimately forcing him to name his least-capable son, Friedrich, as the heir to his steel empire. Engelbertha Krupp has the basic, essential human right to have her baptismal record restored by the Protestant Church of Essen and the Alfried Krupp Foundation must recognize and accept her position in the Krupp family as the daughter of Alfred and Bertha Krupp. #BanishedKrupp