Valentin Hoffmann, a farmer, his wife Maria Barbara, and daughters (Katharina, age 8; Anna Margaretha, age 4; Regina Barbara, age ¼) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 29 May 1762.
They were dismissed from the Danish colonies on 24 April 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.
The Eichhorns record that Valentin Hoffmann came from the German village of "Käferthal, Oberamt Mannheim, Kurpfalz."
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-670.
- 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): Bz049.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 77.