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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.

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Published on December 13, 2018 06:31

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.

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Published on December 11, 2018 10:07 • 3 views

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

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Published on December 10, 2018 18:41

December 6, 2018

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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.

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Published on December 06, 2018 13:17

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.


-John Joseph Stroebele, Sr.


-Pvt. John Joseph Stroebele, Jr.


-Joseph Roman Wizner, US Navy


-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


-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)


-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

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Published on November 11, 2018 08:55

November 3, 2018

My second book, The Krupp’s & The Stroebel’s due out this Spring will be followed-up by yet a third novel titled ”Banished.”

Contact: kruppsociety@gmail.com

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Published on November 03, 2018 00:50 • 1 view

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

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Published on November 03, 2018 00:41 • 1 view

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.

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Published on October 31, 2018 07:23 • 1 view