Johannes Hoffmann and Anna Eva Schönberger

Johannes Hoffman was born 12 October 1843 in Graf, Samara, Russia to Michael Hoffmann and Anna Maria Kuhn.

Johannes married Anna Eva Schönberger 12 October 1863 in Rohleder, Mariental, Samara, Russia. Anna Eva was born in about 1845 in Rohleder, Mariental, Samara, Russia to Sebastian
Schönberger and Magdalena Schäfer.

Johannes married second Anna Maria Kolbeck. Anna Maria was born in 1842. Johannes married third Anna Maria Biehn. Anna Maria was born in 1842.


Johannes and Anna Eva’s children are:

  1. Gottfried Hoffman, born 29 Aug 1864 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, christened the same day in Rohleder, Mariental, Samara, Russia, married Anna Margaretha Schoenberger 20 Jan 1887 in Graf, Mariental, Samara, Russia, arrived at New York City, New York died 19 Sep 1935 in St. Peter, Graham, Kansas, buried at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Peter.
  2. Katherine Hoffman, born 20 March 1867 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, christened 23 March 1867 in Rohleder, Mariental, Samara, Russia, came to America at the age of 17 by herself, married John Peter Knoll 20 June 1887 in Victoria, Ellis, Kansas, died 8 October 1924 in St. Peter, Graham, Kansas, buried 11 Oct at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Peter.

Johannes and either Anna Eva or Anna Maria (Kolbeck)’s child is:

  1. Elizabetha Hoffman, born in 1875 in Graf, Saratov, Russia.

Johannes and Anna Maria (Kolbeck)’s children are:

  1. Joseph Hoffman, born 1 May 1878 in Graf, Saratov, Russia.
  2. Peter Hoffman, born in 21 or 23 Mar 1882 in Graf, Saratov, Russia.
  3. Nickolaus Hoffman, born in 8 Apr 1884 in Graf, Saratov, Russia.


Sources: 

  1. Knowledge of Rose Catherine (Knoll) Mahler, granddaughter of Johannes and Catherine Margret, as reported to Florence Rose (Mahler) Boyd, her daughter.
  2. Rohleder church records in the Saratov Province State Archive, research by Dr. Igor Pleve, November 2019, translation by Wadim Eichmann.
  3. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the Village in 1850, 28 July 1850, Hays, KS: Kevin D. Rupp, 2002.
  4. Mai, Brent (trans.), 1857 Census of Graf in the District of Samara, Russia.
  5. Letter from the Archives Administration of the Saratov Region Government, Regional Public Institution “State Historical Archives of Volga-Germans in the city of Engels,” Lenina Ave., 13 Engels 413100, Tel. (Fax): (845-3)56-89-24, 55-67-88, Email: archive@engels.san.ru, Archival Certificate, March 20, 2009, information extracted from the 1878 Graf family list.
  6. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A family list of the colony, 25 November 1895, Hays, KS: Kevin D. Rupp, 2005.
  7. Gravestone of John Peter and Katherine (Hoffman) Knoll and grave marker of Gottfried and Margareta (Schoenberger) Hoffman, St. Anthony Cemetery, Graham County, Kansas.
  8. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  9. Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
  10. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  11. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  12. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  13. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.



Photos

           
Katherine Hoffman



 
Katherine with her husband, John Peter Knoll, and son Michael (who died young)


Church Records
Hoffmann Katharina 20.03.1867
Column 1: Hoffmann
Column 2: 60 (Index of record in current month)
Column 3: 20 (day of birth)
Column 4: 23 (day of baptism)
Column 5: 23.03.1867 in Raskaty (Rohleder) Romic Catholic Church the baby named
Katharina is baptized by administrator priest Turczynski (Alexander Tortschinski)
with the performance of all rites of the sacrament.
Column 6: Colonists Johann Hoffmann and Anna maiden name Schönberger, legal
spouses's daughter was born 20.03.1867 in Krutoyarovka (Graf).
Column 7: Receivers were colonists Konrad Bach with spouse Katharina Schönberger.
Column 8: Witness was colonist ??? Glassmann.
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Hoffmann Gottfried 29.08.1864
Column 1: Hoffmann
Column 2: 129 (Index of record in current month)
Column 3: 29 (day of birth)
Column 4: 29 (day of baptism)
Column 5: 29.08.1864 in Raskaty (Rohleder) Romic Catholic Church the baby named
Gottfried is baptized by administrator priest Turczynski (Alexander Tortschinski)
with the performance of all rites of the sacrament.
Column 6: Colonists Johann Hoffmann and Anna maiden name Schönberger, legal
spouses's daughter was born 29.08.1864 in Krutoyarovka (Graf).
Column 7: Receivers were colonists Gottfried Geier with spouse Margaretha Schamna (?).
Column 8: Witness was colonist Georg Gasper.
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Hoffmann-Schönberger 12.10.1863
Column 1: Hoffmann
Column 2: 34 (Index of record in current month)
Column 3: 12 (day of month)
Column 4: 12.10.1863 in Raskaty (Rohleder) Romic Catholic Church priest Gibusz announced
three times, which were made on 27th of September, 30th of September and 10th of October.
Column 5: Colonist Johann Hoffmann, young man (in this case means unmarried before), 20
years old, from colony Krutoyarovka (Graf) of Raskaty (Rohleder) Parish with maiden Anna Eva
Schönberger, 18 years old, from colony Raskaty (Rohleder) of same parish married.
Column 6: Colonists Michael Hoffmann and Anna Maria Kun, legal spouses's son and
Sebastian Schönberger and Magdalena Schäfer, legal spouses's daughter with witnesses
Gottfried Bollich (?), Peter Scharrn (?), Peter Schmidt.

Source: Rohleder church records in the Saratov Province State Archive, research by Dr. Igor Pleve, November 2019, translation by Wadim Eichmann (with revision 26 Jan 2020).


1850 Russian Census

Michael Hoffman
Birth:   1810    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
Spouse: Ann Maria ?
Birth:   1808

Children
Peter Hoffman
Birth: 1831    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Michael Hoffman
Birth: 1833    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Anna Maria Hoffman
Birth: 1835    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Christian Hoffman
Birth: 1837    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Margaretha Hoffman
Birth: 1840    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Johannes Hoffman
Birth: 1844    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Jacob Hoffman
Birth: 1846    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Source: Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, July 28, 1850, 2005.



1857 Russian Census
Michael Hoffman                                                               47
Anna Maria Kuhn                         Wife                              49
Peter Hoffman                              Son                               26
Anna Maria Klephan                   Daughter-in-law         23
Katharina Hoffman                      Granddaughter         3
Barbara Hoffman                         Granddaughter         1
Michael Hoffman                         Son                              24
Margaretha Schönberger          Daughter-in-law         19
Anna Maria Hoffman                  Daughter                     22
Christoph Hoffman                      Son                               20
Margaretha Hoffman                 Daughter                     17
Johannes Hoffman                      Son                              13
Jacob Hoffman                            Son                              11


Source: Mai, Brent (trans.), 1857 Census of Graf in the District of Samara, Russia.


1878 Family List
No 150 (91) Hoffmann Michael Michailovich (Michailovich is a patronymic meaning that his father’s name was Michael), 45. Michael’s wife Margaretha nee Schoenberger, 41. Michael’s Margaretha died on December 24, 1879.

Michael married Katherina Spiess, 33.
His daughters:
Margaretha, 17. Got married in 1882.
Katharina, born on September 22, 1881. Died on November 14, 1882.

Michael’s sons:
Anton, born on November 14, 1862. Died on February 22, 1883. Anton’s wife Klara nee Bollig, came on November 8, 1882, got married for the second time.
Daughter Helena, June 15, 1883.

Franz, born on February 16, 1865.
Alexander, born on July 10, 1868.

Michael’s brother:
Ivan, born on October 12, 1843. Ivan’s wife Anna Maria nee Kolbeck, 36.
Ivan’s sons:
Gottfried, born on August 29, 1864.
Osip (Joseph), born on May 1, 1878.
Peter, born on March 23, 1882.
Daughter Katharina, 13.

Michael’s niece Margaretha Christophorovna, 19.

Source: Letter from the Archives Administration of the Saratov Region Government, Regional Public Institution “State Historical Archives of Volga-Germans in the city of Engels,” Lenina Ave., 13 Engels 413100, Tel. (Fax): (845-3)56-89-24, 55-67-88, Email: archive@engels.san.ru, Archival Certificate, March 20, 2009, information extracted from the 1878 Graf family list.



1895 Family List
Johannes Hoffman                                          Birth: 12 Oct 1843      Graf
Father: Michael Hoffman
Spouse: Anna Maria Biehn                            Birth: 1842

Children
Gottfried Hoffman        Male
Birth:                                  29 Aug 1864   Graf

Elisabetha Hoffman    Female
Birth:                                1875                Graf

Joseph Hoffman          Male
Birth:                                1 May 1878     Graf

Peter Hoffman             Male
Birth:                               21 Mar 1882    Graf

Nickolaus Hoffman    Male
Birth:                               8 Apr 1884      Graf
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Gottfried Hoffman                                         Birth:   29 Aug 1864   Graf
Father: Johannes Hoffman (1843-)
Mother: Anna Maria Biehn (1842-)
Spouse: Margaretha --                                  Birth:   1865

Children
Joseph Hoffman          Male
Birth:                          1 Nov 1890     Graf

Source: Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A family list of the colony, 25 November 1895, Hays, KS: Kevin D. Rupp, 2005.

Passenger Lists
List including Gottfried Hoffman and family:
Passenger list showing Gottfried Hoffman and family

Source: Year: 1892; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 583; Line: 50; Page Number: 12. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


1895 Kansas State Census
Victoria, Ellis, Kansas:
Adam Knoll household in 1895

Source: Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1895 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: v115_46; Line: 13. Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.


1900 United States Federal Census
Bryant, Graham, Kansas
Year: 1900; Census Place: Bryant, Graham, Kansas; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 1240481
John P. Knoll household in 1900

Payne, Gove, Kansas
Year: 1900; Census Place: Payne, Gove, Kansas; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1240481
Godfray Hoffman household in 1900

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.


1905 Kansas State Census
Bryant, Graham, Kansas:
John Peter Knoll household in 1905

Source: Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_58; Line: 18. Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.


1910 United States Federal Census
Bryant, Graham, Kansas
Year: 1910; Census Place: Bryant, Graham, Kansas; Roll: T624_440; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0044; FHL microfilm: 1374453
John Peter Knoll household in 1910

Year: 1910; Census Place: Bryant, Graham, Kansas; Roll: T624_440; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0044; FHL microfilm: 1374453
Gotefried Hoffman household in 1910

Source: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1915 Kansas State Census
Bryant, Graham, Kansas:
G. Hoffman household in 1915

Source: Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_96; Line: 22. Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.


1920 United States Federal Census
Bryant, Graham, Kansas
Year: 1920; Census Place: Bryant, Graham, Kansas; Roll: T625_533; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 51
John P. Knoll household in 1920

Year: 1920; Census Place: Bryant, Graham, Kansas; Roll: T625_533; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 51
Godfred Hoffman household in 1920

Source: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1930 United States Federal Census
Bryant, Graham, Kansas
Year: 1930; Census Place: Bryant, Graham, Kansas; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 2340438
Godfrey Hoffman household in 1930

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


Gravestones
Grave marker of Gottfried and Margaret (Schoenberger) Hoffman, Saint Anthony Cemetery, Graham county, Kansas (photo credit: trecil, findagrave.com):
Iron cross marking the grave of Gottfried and Margaret (Schoenberger) Hoffman

Detail in the iron cross grave marker
Inscription:
Ei[n Anden]ken der [famil]ien Gotfriet und Markreta Hofman

Gravestone of John Peter and Katherine (Hoffman) Knoll, Saint Anthony Cemetery, Graham county, Kansas (photo credit: Jerry Brown, findagrave.com):
Gravestone of John Peter and Katherine (Hoffman) Knoll



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