Hoffmann (Abel)

Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Zell (Romrod), Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Abel Hoffmann was born 31 May and baptized 2 June 1746 in Zell. His parents were Johannes Hoffmann, a smith, and his wife Anna. 

Abel Hoffmann, Lutheran, a smith from Darmstadt, arrived in Russia as a single man on 19 July 1766 on the ship Fortitudo, along with a number of other families who settled in Müller. 

Abel and his wife Elisabeth are reported on the Müller 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Household #13. 


- Parish records of Billertshausen, Dekanat Alsfeld, Zentralarchiv der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau, accessed on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 237
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Auswanderung deutscher Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2019): p. 32
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 178

Maggie Hein