Johannes König, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Johannes König and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Johannes König and his wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Ernestinendorf in Household No. 41. They had settled in Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767.
Johannes König and his wife Katharina Maria Grün are recorded on the 1798 census of Ernestinendorf in Household No. Er11.
The 1767 census records that Johannes König came from the German village of Achenbach in the Hessen region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this König family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Er11.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 405.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5336.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2894-2895.