Johann [Wilhelm] Hoffmann, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41 along with his new wife Anna Barbara and daughter Maria Christina (age 1-month).
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Wilhelm Hoffmann came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hk03.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 150.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3162.