Widower Georg Hoffstetter, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 14 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34 along with his son-in-law Gottlieb Gorr.
The 1767 census records that Georg Hoffstetter came from the German district of Heilbronn.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 39.