Karl Hoffmann, a single cloth weaver (Tuchweber), settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 17 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49.
The 1767 census records that Karl Hoffmann came from Poland.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 129.