Johann Adam Hoffman, from Gelnhaar, and his wife Anna Margaretha, were married on 20 October 1757 in Wenings.
The baptisms of four children were recorded in the Wenings parish records: (1) Anna Elisabeth, born 24 March 1759; (2) Johann Heinrich, born 9 June 1761; (3) Johannes, born 30 September 1763; and (4) Anna Catharina, born 15 October 1765.
Johann Adam Hoffmann, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Elisabeth, age 7½; Johann Heinrich, age 5; Johann, age 3; Katharina, age¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach according to researcher Susan Hopp Nakaji.
- Nakaji, Susan Hopp, Reconstructed First Settler's List of Hussenbach (2014).
- Parish records of Wenings (LDS Films #1201720 & #1201721).
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6044.
Susan Hopp Nakaji
Johann Adam and Anna Margaretha Hoffmann's marriage record
from the Parish Register of Wenings.
Source: Maggie Hein.