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Johann Samuel Koenig
(181563)


Biographical


An illegitimate child, his father's name is unknown, his birth being registered under his mother's surname. He was trained as a gunsmith by his family, travelling Europe as a journeyman, however, he never became a master due to industrialisation, and perhaps because of his illegitimacy. He resided in Zella, but due to lack of work and poverty, he migrated to America in 1854 with his wife and children. He initially worked as a tailor, and was then employed at the Colt Armory at Hartford, along with his half-brother, Paul Schneider. He died of tuberculosis.

Place of birth: Mehlis
Place of baptism: Magdalenkirke, Mehlis
Place of marriage: Zella
Place of death: Hartford, Connecticut
Place of burial: Hartford, Connecticut


 


Sources

1. S. Koenig. Johann Samuel Koenig. Lulu Publishing, 2017.

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