Johann[es] Hoffmann, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann [Heinrich], age 20; Kornelius, age 16½; Elisabeth, age 12; Anna, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 23 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Hoffmann came from the German village of Hersfeld in the Hessen region.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 339.
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