König (Nieder-Monjou)*

Spelling Variations: 
König (Nieder-Monjou)*
Кенигъ (Nieder-Monjou)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian König, his wife Dorothea, and daughters (Walpurga, age 16; Elisabeth, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm. [Walpurga is recorded as a maid, rather than daughter, on the 1767 census.]

Christian König, his wife Dorothea, daughter Elisabeth (age 1), and maid Walpurga [surname not recorded] (age16) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Elisabeth died en route.

Christian König, a velvet weaver (Samtweber), and his wife Dorothea are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 16 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Nieder-Monjou in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Christian König came from the German region of Potsdam.

There are no known surviving male lines of this König family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 198.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7099.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3930-3933.

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