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Johann Samuel Koenig
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Samuel was born illegitimate in Mehlis, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Germany in 1815 to a mother from a family of gunsmiths extending back to the 16th century. It was a time of increasing inflation, joblessnes and famine. Even after his mother married before his 10th birthday, Samuel's lot in life did not improve much. Like his family before him, he learned the gunsmithing and engraving trade before setting out on his journeyman travels that extended all the way to St. Petersburg. On returning home he married, had children and like others, struggled to get by. His town of Zella was so poor the town council made the decision to "forcibly" emigrate some of the poorer citizens to America in order to relieve the strain on the town budget. Samuel jumped at the chance to leave Germany with his family at the state's expense. The family arrived in Baltimore December 23, 1854 eventually moving to Hartford, Connecticut where Samuel worked for the Colt Armory before his untimely death at age 48.

BiographyBiography: general Publisher: Publication Date: 20/05/2017 ISBN-13: 9781365914225  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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