Wilhelm von König

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Wilhelm von König

Wilhelm Traugott Friedrich Anton Franz von König (born April 16, 1833 in Ratibor , † September 6, 1904 in Daun ) was a Prussian politician and district administrator of the Obertaunus district .

Education and life

Wilhelm von König studied law in Bonn and embarked on a civil service career. After working as an ausculator from 1855 and as a government trainee at the Wroclaw City Court , he passed the major state examination in 1861 and became a government assessor . He worked for the Opole government and, from 1867, the Lublinitz district office .

District Administrator

On May 7, 1868, Wilhelm von König was appointed District Administrator of the Obertaunus district by the Prussian Ministry of the Interior. He succeeded Constantin von Briesen .

Wilhelm von König resigned as district administrator in 1876. His successor was also his predecessor: Constantin von Briesen .


In 1875, König was elected to the Nassau municipal parliament as the representative of the large landowners. There he was a member of the finance committee and deputy chairman of the municipal parliament and the administrative committee until he left in 1876.

Chief of Police

From his retirement as district administrator to his retirement in 1898, von König was the chief of police in Cologne .


Wilhelm von König was the son of the Prussian Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Traugott von König (February 13, 1789 in Lobendorf , † August 25, 1855 in Ratibor ) and his wife Rosine Anna Albertine (called Berta), née Forni (August 3, 1794 in Leobschütz , † May 1, 1847 in Ratibor), whom he married on March 23, 1832 in Gläsen ( Leobschütz district ). The ennoblement of the family found a generation earlier place when William of King's paternal grandfather, Peter King, Lord of praise village and Tornitz in the August 7, 1790 peerage was transferred.

Wilhelm von König married his wife Gertrud (Leopoldine Henriette Auguste Karoline Ernestine Luise) née von Jeetze on September 15, 1863 in Opole (August 7, 1844 - August 23, 1933). Wilhelm von König was Protestant.


  • Nassau parliamentarians. Part 2: Barbara Burkardt, Manfred Pult: The municipal parliament of the Wiesbaden administrative district 1868–1933 (= publications of the historical commission for Nassau. 71 = prehistory and history of parliamentarism in Hesse. 17). Historical Commission for Nassau, Wiesbaden 2003, ISBN 3-930221-11-X , p. 192.

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