Dynasty Author calls on ThyssenKrupp to send delegation of historians to U.S. to corroborate banishment of secret Krupp daughter

Author wants ThyssenKrupp and Krupp Archive in Essen to send a delegation of historians to conduct formal roundtable with elderly relatives who conveyed revelation for book

Freehold, NJ. December 7, 2010

David Stroebel, the author of “The Cannon King's Daughter: Banished from a Dynasty, the True, Untold Story of Engelbertha Krupp,” published by, and available from Createspace.com Publishing is calling on Germany’s largest steel manufacturer, ThyssenKrupp and the Krupp Archive to send a delegation of historians to the U.S. to interview the three elderly relatives who provided revelations to the author that their great-grandmother’s true identity was Engelbertha Krupp, the banished and disinherited daughter of the Germany’s $60 billion dollar Krupp 400-year-old industrial dynasty.

The author contends that Engelbertha Krupp disobeyed her father's orders to break off her engagement with John Joseph Stroebele, a shoemaker employed at Villa Hugel in 1874. When she did, she was banished and disinherited by her father, Alfred Krupp. While there are no traces of her birth records at the Market Church where her parents were married and where her brother Friedrick was baptized, revelations, documents and photographs exist showing her together with her parents and brother.

Engelbertha Krupp's absence from the Krupp landscape had a profound effect on history. Her brother, Friedrich Krupp became the sole heir to the vast Krupp Empire, leaving her completely out of her share of the family’s inheritance. Friedrich's daughter Bertha Krupp (1886-1957) eventually inherited the empire upon Friedrich's death in 1902 resulting in an arranged marriage to Gustav von Bohlen und Halbach by Kaiser Wilhelm II. That marriage produced Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1907-1967), Who became the firms owner.  Berthold Bietz later replaced Alfried Krupp as the firms manager.

Engelbertha and husband John Joseph Stroebele immigrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA in 1882 and 1883 respectively from the town of Sigmaringen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.


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