König (Boisroux)

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König (Boisroux)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob König, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisrous and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 25 (son Christian) & 86 (father Jakob).

In 1773, widow Anna Sophia König left Boisroux and married Gottfried Frick in Beauregard. Her son Christoph went with her.

The 1767 census records that Jakob König came from the German village of Quellendorf in the region of Dessau.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bo12, Bx32, Mv0281.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 145, 160.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1579.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies