GERMANY'S HIGHEST COURT TO DECIDE ON NEW JERSEY FAMILY'S CLAIM TO KRUPP $60 BILLION INHERITANCE
Ocean Twp., New Jersey Descendents petition Germany's Federal Constitutional Court to hear case
Ocean Twp., NJ (Web site of author David Stroebel) December 6, 2012
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany-Germany's equivilant to the US Supreme Court, will decide in coming months if the German-born, deceased great-grandmother and former Jersey City resident of author David Stroebel, is the legal heiress to the Krupp 400-year-old steel dynasty of Essen, Germany known better today as ThyssenKrupp AG, headquarted in Essen.
Stroebel is bringing the case to the German court on behalf of his deceased great-grandmother, Engelbertha Krupp, and her living ancestors living across the United States. Engelbertha was born into, then banished and disinherited from Germany's premier steelmakers around 1874 for disobeying her father's orders to break off an engagement to a poor, Catholic shoemaker employed at Villa Hugel, the Krupp estate.
Stroebel cites German inheritance law that has remained unchanged to this day.
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 convincing evidence to support them.
David Stroebel http://www.davidstroebel.com