König (Köhler)

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König (Köhler)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two König families that settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767. They are both sons of Hÿeronemus König from Hainzell:

(1) Johannes König, son of Hÿeronemus König and his first wife Margaretha Gärtner, was born 7 June 1726 in Hainzell.

Johann[es] König, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Killian, age 18; Johann Adam, age 16; Anna Margaretha, age 8; Johann, age 6; Maria Elisabeth, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Household No. 10 along with Johann's new wife Anna Barbara. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann König was a tailor while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

(2) Johannes Sebastian König, son of Hÿeronemus König and his second wife Gertrude Schneider, was born on 29 August 1739 and baptized on 30 August 1739. Sebastian König married Eva Elisabeth Otterbein from Salzschlirf on 25 January 1765 in Hainzell. The birth of their son Johannes is recorded there on 26 February 1765.

Sebastian König, a farmer, his wife Eva Elisabeth, and son Johann (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Household No. 12.

The Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that both Johann & Sebastian König came from the German region of Fulda.

Sources: 

- 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): Kl22, Kl84.
- Parish register of Blankenau (including the village of Hainzell).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 362.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5171 & #5745.

Researcher(s): 

Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry (#436) from the parish register of Blankenau recording the birth of Johannes König on 7 June 1726.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry (#782) from the parish register of Blankenau recording the birth of Johann Sebastian König on 29 August 1739.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry (#388) from the parish register of Blankenau recording the marriage of Sebastian König and Eva Elisabeth Otterbein on 25 January 1765.
Source Max Weinbinder.

Entry (#1539) from the parish register of Blankenau recording the birth of Johannes König on 26 February 1765.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies