Höfner / Höppner*

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Johannes Höfner, a cooper (Fassbinder), his wife Katharina, children by his 1st wife (Dorothea, age 16; Anna Maria, age 14), and daughter by his 2nd wife (Barbara, age 1½) are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 13. They had settled there on 15 July 1767.

In 1788, widower Johann Höppner [sic] moved from Seelmann to Preuss.

Johannes Höppner [sic] and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps48.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Höfner came from the German village of Gemünden in the Würzburg region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps48, Mv2714.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 152.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies