Johannes Hoffmann, a farmer, and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Hoffmann came from the German village of Auschenberg [Rauschenberg?] in the Hessen region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 134.