Johannes Hoffmann and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 73.
The 1767 census records that they are from Eckarsbrun in the district of Hessen-Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 430.