GERMAN NEWSPAPER DER SPIEGEL DETAILS UNDOCUMENTED KRUPP DYNASTY BANISHMENT
German newspaper probes family connection from New Jersey
Ocean Twp., New Jersey (Web site of author David Stroebel) August 2, 2013
Der Spiegel newspaper, one of Germany’s largest and most respected investigative newspapers, interviewed author David Stroebel recently regarding the findings of his book titled, The Cannon King’s Daughter: Banished from a dynasty, the true, untold story of Engelbertha Krupp.
Stroebel uncovered the true identity of his banished great-grandmother in 2008, after the death of a relative prompted him to research his German origins. His research led to three previously unknown elderly relatives in New York State and New Jersey who communicated century-old revelations, documents and photographs to him. Stroebel began to investigate the merits of their claims and uncovered strong and convincing evidence to support them. To date he has recorded 15 revelations from six relatives.
Engelbertha Krupp was banished and disinherited from Germany’s Krupp 400-year-old steel dynasty c.1874 for disobeying her parent’s orders to break-off a wedding engagement to a poor, Catholic shoemaker named John Joseph Stroebele from Rosna, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Stroebele was employed at Villa Hugel, the Krupp estate in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany when the two met, fell in love and announced their intentions to marry.