Welcome to Our Ohlhausen/Koenig (K÷nig) Family History Website
This website is dedicated and traces the family histories of Heinrich "Henry" Ohlhausen and Nathalia Koenig who were married 5 March 1917 in Crossfield Alberta, Canada, but their story began before that and continues today.
Both families fall into the North American classification of ‘Germans from Russia’.
In 19th century Germany all farms were located inside a village boundary and their farm land fanned out from their buildings so farmers traveled from their village farm to work their land.
The Germans who moved to Bessarabia
and other Russian areas constructed their new villages the
same way. One adjustment for these families moving to North America was
isolation. You can imagine the shock to find their nearest
neighbor was at best ╝ mile from their farm. The
effect was mainly on the women and thus you find the
emergence of quilting, cooking and other social groups set
up by the women.
The Koenig (K÷nig) Family
We can follow our Koenig Family after coming to North America, by following Nathalia’s life story.