Hoffmann (Jost-2)

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Hoffmann (Jost-2)
Гофманъ (Jost-2)
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Johann[es] Hoffmann, a cobbler, his wife Dorothea, and children (Dorothea Sophia, age 13; Katharina Sophia, age 6; Johann August, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.

Johannes Hoffmann, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Dorothea Elisabeth, and children (Dorothea Sophia, age 14; Katharina Sophia, age 10; Johann Joachim, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Jost in Household No. 40. They had settled there on 16 August 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Hoffmann came from the German region of Mecklenburg. The 1767 census records that Johannes Hoffmann came from the German village of Schwerin in the Mecklenburg region.


- 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): Jo26.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3481.

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