Andreas Olofsen, a farmer, and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 28 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Olofsen came from Finland.
There are no known male descendants of the Olofsen family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 124.