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

2013 Story on Engelbertha Krupp by Germany’s Der Westen Newspaper

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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.

 

 

Letter to Prof. Dr. Ralph Stremmel

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Dear Prof. Dr. Stremmel,

I recently read with great interest on the website of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung (Foundation) that currently, there are over 1.9 million photographs in it’s archive.

With the utmost respect, I ask that you please consider allowing me and one other researcher to visit the Alfried Krupp Stiftung to search for additional photographs of my great-grandmother, Engelbertha Krupp Stroebele.

There is much to gain by both families in a positive sense and I am open to any request you may have beforehand. You may contact me at info @ davidstroebel.com

Sincerely,

David Stroebel

 

Written by Dave Stroebel

May 8, 2018 at 2:01 pm

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.

 

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

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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