Gottlieb Hoffmann (age 16) settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 232 along with his stepfather Paul Schnautz.
The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Hoffmann came from the German village of Mähren.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 322.