Balthasar Höfling, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Georg Adam, age 5; Anna Maria, age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
Baltaser Höffling [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and son Georg Adam (age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Balthasar Höfling, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and son (Georg Adam, age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 13. They had settled there on 24 July 1767.
The 1767 census records that Balthasar Höfling came from the German village of Langenprozelten in the Kurmainz region.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Balthasar Höfling came from the German region of Würzburg.
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