Jakob Hoffmann, a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Anna Maria, age 17½; Johann Georg, age 11; Alexander, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
Jacob Hofmann [sic], his wife Elisab., and children (Anna Maria, age 17; Hanns Georg, age 11; Phill. Alexand., age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach where son Johann Georg is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs071.
The death of Georg Hoffmann in 1823 is recorded on the 1834 census of Hussenbach in Household No. 129. The death of Karl Hoffmann, son of Georg Hoffmann, in 1823 is also recorded on the 1834 census of Hussenbach in Household No. 129.
Georg Hoffmann, son of Karl Hoffmann, and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Langenfeld.
They Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Hoffmann came from the German region of the Pfalz.
- 1811 Hussenbach Census (Household No. 71).
- 1834 Hussenbach Census (Household No. 129).
- 1850 Hussenbach Census (Household No. 135).
- 1857 Hussenbach Census (Household No. 145).
- 1857 Langenfeld Census.
- 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): Hs071.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6003.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7496-7500.
Susan Hopp Nakaji