David G. Stroebel's Blog
December 13, 2018
This was my home at 544 Liberty Ave in Jersey City while I was in first and second grade in 1970-71. We moved there so my father could be closer to work at Eagle Beef on Central Ave. Humble beginnings.
December 11, 2018
Does anyone do this anymore? Anywhere in the world? I search my memory, but I cannot remember this occurring recently. It should. This is an amazing display of humanity.
December 10, 2018
Any philanthropists out there that would like to help fund a foundation named in honor of Engelbertha Krupp? The foundation would help lower homelessness and domestic abuse of women in Jersey City, NJ where my great-grandmother immigrated to. These were issues that my great-grandmother experienced. First quote for a website came in between $2,500 and $3,500. Her brother Friedrich Krupp inherited a multi-billion dollar steel firm in 1887. She did not. This will her hers, something with her name on it
December 6, 2018
The 1884 Jersey City home of John and Engelbertha Stroebele at 24 Beacon Ave in Jersey City as it appears in 2018. This is the second home the couple lived in since their emigration from Sigmaringen in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
December 2, 2018
November 11, 2018
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.
-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
-1Lt. Theodore J. Beebe, Sr.
-Pvt. Charles M. Stroebele
-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
-Brian Shaver, US Army
-Chris Wizner, USMC
-TSgt Raymond E. Stroebel, USAF
-Steven Camadine, US Navy
-H.R. Cornell, Oklahoma Army National Guard
November 3, 2018
Material for the first 3 chapters of my book The Krupp’s & The Stroebele’s are now down on paper. More to go:
Ch 1- Early History
Ch 2- Friedrich
Ch 3- Alfred
Ch 4- Fritz
Ch 5- Gustav
Ch 6- Alfried
Ch 7- Stroebele Early History
Ch 8- Banished from Essen
Ch 9- John & Engelbertha
Ch 10- New Life n Jersey City
Ch 11- Three Sons
Ch 12- Stroebele’s in WWII
Ch 13- An American Family
Ch 14- Untitled
October 31, 2018
[image error]Former site at 356 Palisade Ave, Jersey City where John and Engelbertha lived upon arrival to America in 1883. Their previous apartment building was demolished to make way for the one seen in this photo.