I have information about the Koenig Brothers because Jacob Koenig was my great grandfather. He was born in Germany (Bavaria, the Catholic part of Germany) in 1862 and lived in Jersey City, NJ, where he married my great grandmother in 1894. Not long ago, I found that he had a registered patent: http://www.google.com/patents/USD24727
From the family lore, upon arrival in the USA, he started selling religious items door to door and started a company, Koenig Brothers. I understand that the company grew to be quite successful. About 6 months ago, while doing my Ancestry research, I came across one of the wooden boxes with a statue at the top and the scrolling stations of the cross on Etsy. I bought it although it wasn't in very good condition. I think the Koenig Brothers items are quite rare because I have searched from time to time. My siblings and I are rotating the Koenig Brothers box among our homes. There's more to the family lore, and I will ask my older sister. I am happy to hear that you are interested in the Koenig Brothers.