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.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach where son Johann Georg is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs071.
They Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Hoffmann came from the German region of the Pfalz.
- 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.
Susan Hopp Nakaji