Johann König was born in approximately 1786, probably in France. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Reinhard.
He is recorded on the 1834 census of Reinhard in Household No. 61 along with a note that he had died in 1820.
- 1834 Reinhard Census (Household No. 61).
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.