Johann Adam Höfner, a button maker (Knopfmacher), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 1 June 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with his wife Katharina and children (Franziskus, age 17; Sebastian, age 6).
The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Höfner came from the German village of Kelheim [?] in the Mannheim region.
- 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): Hn13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 163.