Johannes Hoffmann, son of Johannes Hoffmann, was born on 18 September 1744 in Heckendalheim.
Johannes Hoffmann (junior) and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 14 June 1766. Johannes, his wife Barbara, and their sons (Johannes, age 4; Christian, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Rohleder in Household No. 13.
Johannes (senior) and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 28 August 1767. Johannes, his wife Magdalena, and his daughter Elisabeth (age 15) are recorded on the 1767 census of Rohleder in Household No. 47.
In 1788, Christian Hoffmann and his family moved from Louis to Rohleder. In 1795, Johann Peter Hoffmann moved from Rohleder to Graf.
The 1767 census records that this Hoffmann family came from the German region of Blieskastle.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Gf06, Rl08, Rl12, Rl25, Mv1583, Mv2450.
- Parish records of Heckendalheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 4 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2008): 50, 59.