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Johann[es] Hoffert, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Christian, age 20; Henrietta, age 17½; Wilhelm, age 17; Sophia, age 14; Joseph, age 9½; Charlotta, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 148 along with a note that Johannes was widowed on 25 October 1767.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Hoffert came from the German village of Zebrik [?] in the Nassau region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 343.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2951.


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