January 28, 2011- Freehold Township, New Jersey. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Engelbertha Krupp. She was to be the sole heiress to the $60 billion dollar ThyssenKrupp dynasty of Essen, Germany, but was banished, and disinherited by father Alfred Krupp around 1874 for disobeying his orders to break-off her engagement to John Joseph Stroebele--a poor, Catholic shoemaker employed at Villa Hugel--the Krupp estate.

She immigrated to Jersey City from Sigmaringen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany with husband John in 1883. She died in Union City this day in 1911 from a stroke, like her mother Bertha had in 1888, and is buried at Weehawken Cemetery in North Bergen with husband John.

Author, and great-grandson, David Stroebel, plans to establish an organization in the near future that will bear her name. 

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