Biography of Christopher W. Koenig
Allen County, OH Biographies

CHRISTOPHER W. KOENIG, undertaker, Spencerville, was born in Germany, November 8. 1846. He was educated in his native land, and when nineteen years of age came to America and located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where for nearly two years he was engaged in the wholesale factories at his trade, that of cabinet making, which he had learned in Germany. He came to Spencerville in 1868 and embarked in the furniture and undertaking business. His capital was limited, but he has increased his stock in proportion to the demand until he now has quite an extensive stock, and a steadily increasing trade. His marriage, which occurred November 18, 1869, was with Miss Elizabeth KleinhaEs, also a native of Germany, born November 18, 1844. To them have been given five children: Edward, Clara, Bertha, Theodor and Minnie. Mr. Koenig has served the people as a member of the school board, and is now one of the council, an office he had held several times previous to this term. He is a stanch advocate of the principles of the Republican party. For a number of years he has been a consistent member of the German Reformed Church. Mr. Koenig is virtually a self made man, having by his own energy and industry, together with his obliging manner of waiting upon his customers made his property, and in all his business transactions has won for himself the reputation of being an honest and upright man.

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