Johann Adam Hoffmann and Magdalena Abel 

Johann Adam Hoffmann was of Lautzkirchen, Saarland, Germany. Johann married Magdalena Abel 13 January 1739. Magdalena was of Seelbach, Blieskastel, Saarland, Germany.

Johann was a cow and swine herder. This occupation would have required the family to move frequently, thus explaining the varying locations of the children’s christenings. All German locations listed for this family were near Blieskastel, 
Saarland, Germany.

There is a possiblity that Johann and Magdalena moved to Rohleder, Saratov, Russia in 1767, where their son Johannes settled the year before. A Johannes, Magdalena, and fifteen-year-old daughter Elisabeth (which would make her about four years old at her christening--while parents often took their children to be christened right after birth, sometimes they were christened much later) appear on the First Settlers List (see below). However, Magdalena is listed as 70 (20 years older than her husband). This would make her 42 when the first Hoffmann child was christened and 62 when the last child was christened. Even if the last child was a few years old at her children, this would have been unusually old. Possible explanations are 1) there is a transcription error and Magdalena was much younger, 2) sometime after his children were born, Johann married secondly another Magdalena, who was much older than him, or 3) this is not Johann Adam and Magdalena (Abel).

Johann and Magdalena’s children are:

    1. Angela Hoffmann, christened 26 Sep 1739 in Seelbach, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Anna Catharina Hoffmann, christened 18 Feb 1742 in Oberwürzbach, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Johannes Hoffmann, christened 18 Sep 1744 in Heckendalheim, Saarland, Germany, married Barbara —, settled in Rohleder, Saratov, Russia, died before 1798.
    1. Maria Eva Hoffmann, christened 1 Nov 1746 in Heckendalheim, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Regina Hoffmann, christened 20 Jul 1749 in Niederwürzbach, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Anna Maria Hoffmann, christened 8 Dec 1750 in Niederwürzbach, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Georg Hoffmann, christened 19 Nov 1753 in Niederwürzbach, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Elisabeth Hoffmann, christened 3 Aug 1756 in Niederwürzbach, Saarland, Germany.
    1. Anna Apolonia Hoffmann, christened 26 Aug 1759 in Blickweiler, Saarland, Germany.


    Sources:

    1. Kulbach-Fricke, Karina, Blickweiler: seine Einwohner seit dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg, August 1999, (author address: Im Großacker 20, 79249 Merzhausen), p. 73, retrieved from www.blickweiler.info/files/einwohner-blickweiler.doc on 5 Sep 2014.
    2. Kirchenbuch, 1657-1961, Katholische Kirche Blieskastel (BA. Sankt Ingbert), Manuscript on Film, Salt Lake City, Utah : Gefilmt durch The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961, 1999.
    3. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.


    393      HOFFMANN Johann, Kuh- und Schweinehirt

                oo Lk 13.1.1739 Magdalena Abel aus Seelbach, * um 1710/20

                a. Angela, * Seelb 26.9.1739

                b. Anna Catharina, * Owb 18.2.1742

                c. Johann, * Heck 18.9.1744

                d. Maria Eva, * Heck 1.11.1746

                e. Regina, * Nwb 20.7.1749

                f. Anna Maria, * Nwb 8.12.1750

                g. Georg, * Nwb 19.11.1753

                h. Elisabeth, * Nwb 3.8.1756

                i. Anna Apollonia, * Bw 26.8.1759

     

    Source: Kulbach-Fricke, Karina, Blickweiler: seine Einwohner seit dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg, August 1999, (author address: Im Großacker 20, 79249 Merzhausen), p. 73, retrieved from www.blickweiler.info/files/einwohner-blickweiler.doc on 5 Sep 2014.



    Christening for Angela Hoffmann



    Christening of Anna Apolonia Hoffmann



    Source: Kirchenbuch, 1657-1961, Katholische Kirche Blieskastel (BA. Sankt Ingbert), Manuscript on Film, Salt Lake City, Utah : Gefilmt durch The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961, 1999.




    Kolonie Rohleder
    (russischer Ortsname: Raskaty)
    gegr
    ündet am 14. Juni 1766


    47. Hoffmann, Johannes, 50, kath. Ackerbauer aus Blieskastel
    Frau: Magdalena, 70
    Tochter: Elisabeth, 15
    in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 28.8.1767
    erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 16 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei in Saratov 25 Rbl., 2 Pfd., 1 Kuh, 1 Unterwagen, 2 Achsen, 2 Gabeldeichseln, 1 Krummolz, 2 Kummets, 2 S
    ättel mit Sattelgurten, 30 Sažen' Seil
    1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 2 Pfd., 1 Kuh, gesät: 4 Četverik Roggen


    Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.



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