The March 19, 1919 Sandusky Register obituary for John G. Strobel stated that Mr. Strobel was "numbered among the oldest and best known residents of this city, and a pioneer in the wine industry in this vicinity." John G. Strobel was born in Bavaria, Germany on June 23, 1837. He came to the United States when he was fourteen years old. He had resided in Sandusky since 1872. Mr. Strobel was a member of Perseverance Lodge F. and A.M., Sandusky Council of Knights Templar, the Order of the Eastern Star, and Sandusky Lodge of I.O.O.F. He was at one time a trustee of Oakland Cemetery, and was president of the board when the residence and chapel of Oakland Temple were built.
Surviving Mr. John G. Strobel were his wife, sons Christ J. Strobel and John A. Strobel, and a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Taubert. Christ J. Strobel was a longtime banker, and member of the Board of Education for Sandusky Schools. Strobel Field at Sandusky High School, was named for Christ J. Strobel, in honor of his many years of service to Sandusky City Schools.
John G. Strobel died on March 18, 1919. His wife, the former Louisa Fleischauer, was born on July 15, 1843, and died on August 11, 1928. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Strobel are buried in the North Ridge section of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.