Michael Hoffman and Anna Maria Kuhn

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Michael Hoffmann was born 20 April 1811 in Graf, Saratov, Russia to Johann Peter Hoffmann and Catharina Bauer. He was baptized the same day.

Michael married Anna Maria Kuhn 22 Jan 1829 in Graf, Samara, Russia. Anna Maria was born 30 April 1808 in Herzog, Samara, Russia to Johannes Kuhn and Anna Catharina Dening. She was christened 3 May 1808.

Michael and Anna Maria’s children are:

1 Catharina Hoffman, born 25 Oct 1829 in Herzog, Saratov, Russia, baptized 26 Oct 1829, married Peter Rome 23 Jan 1849 in Graf, Samara, Russia.

Husband: Peter Rome, b. 18 Mar 1827 in Herzog, Graf, Russia to Andreas Rome and Catharina Schoenberger, bp. 25 Mar 1827.

2 Peter Hoffmann, born 24 Jun 1831 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized 28 Jun 1831, married Anna Maria Klepphahn 4 Feb 1852 in Graf, Samara, Russia.

Wife: Anna Maria Klepphahn, b. 16 Nov 1833 in Graf, Samara, Russia to Sebastian Klepphahn and Marianna Strack, bp. 17 Nov 1833.

Children: Katharina Hoffman and Anna Barbara Hoffman.

3 Michael Hoffmann, born 27 May 1833 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized 28 May 1833, married 1) Margaretha Schönberger 11 Oct 1855 in Graf, Samara, Russia and 2) Katharina Spiess.

Wife 1: Margaretha Schönberger, b. 5 May 1838 in Rohleder, Samara, Russia to Paul Schönberger and Christina Spötter, d. 24 Dec 1879, bp. 7 May 1838.

Wife 2: Katharina Spiess, b. abt. 1845.

Child (by Margaretha): Johannes Hoffman (d. young), Rosalia Magdalena Hoffman, Margaretha Hoffman (m. -- -- (name not known)), Anton Hoffman (m. Klara Bollig), Franz Hoffman (m. Anna Maria Geier), and Alexander Hoffman (m. Margaretha Wasinger).

Child (by Katharina): Katharina Hoffman (d. young).
 
4 Anna Maria Hoffman, born 2 May 1835 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized 4 May 1835, probably married Peter Klephahn.

Probable husband: Peter Klephahn. An examination of church records shows that the only Anna Maria Hoffman of the right age to be the wife of Peter Klephahn was the daughter of Michael and Anna Maria.

Probable child: Catherina Margaretha Klephahn.

5 Christoph Hoffman, also called Christian, born 20 Mar 1837 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized 21 Mar 1837, likely married -- --, likely died before 1878.

Probable wife: name not known. Christoph presumably married and had the daughter listed below.

Child: Margaretha Christophorovna Hoffman. A Margaretha Christophorovna (“daughter of Christophor”) appeared in the 1878 family list of Christoph’s brother Michael as Michael’s niece.

6 Margaretha Hoffman, born 27 Jan 1840 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized 28 Jan 1840.

7 Peter Hoffman, born about 1841, died 1 Jun 1842 in Graf, Samara, Russia of fever.

8 Johannes Hoffman, born 12 Oct 1843 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized the same day, married 1) Anna Eva Schönberger 12 Oct 1863 in Rohleder, Mariental, Samara, Russia, 2) Anna Maria Kolbeck, and 3) Anna Maria Biehn.

Wife 1: Anna Eva Schönberger, b. 26 Sep 1840 in Rohleder, Mariental, Samara, Russia to Sebastian Schönberger and Magdalena Schäfer, bp. 4 Oct 1840.

Wife 2: Anna Maria Kolbeck, b. 1842.

Wife 3: Anna Maria Biehn, b. 1842.

Children (by Anna Eva): Gottfried Hoffman (m. Anna Margaretha Schoenberger) and Katherine Hoffman (m. John Peter Knoll).

Children (by either Anna Eva or Anna Maria Kolbeck): Elisabetha Hoffman.

Children (by Anna Maria Kolbeck): Joseph Hoffman, Peter Hoffman, and Nickolaus Hoffman.

9 Jacob Hoffman, born 29 Nov 1845 in Graf, Saratov, Russia, baptized 30 Nov 1845.

10 Gottfried Hoffman, born 25 Jun 1847 in Graf, Samara, Russia, baptized 25 Jun 1847.


Summary of Sources

  1. Boyd, Darryl and Dreiling, Trecil (comp.), Rohleder Parish Records 1801 to 1857, https://volgaparishes.com/rohleder_page.html, 2022.
  2. Rohleder church records in the Saratov Province State Archive, research by Dr. Igor Pleve, November 2019, translation by Wadim Eichmann.
  3. Church records for Graf and Herzog, included in email from Wadim Eichmann to Darryl Boyd, reporting the research by Dr. Igor Pleve in church records in Russian archives, January 2020. Transcribed by Michelle Boyd.
  4. Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.
  5. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the Village in 1834, 10 December 1834, Hays, KS: Kevin D. Rupp, 2001.
  6. 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.
  7. Mai, Brent (trans.), 1857 Census of Graf in the District of Samara, Russia.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.


Source Materials

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Rohleder Parish Records 1801 to 1857

Births and Baptisms

Photo: 27-2
Line: 16
Birth date: 30 Apr 1808
Baptism date: 3 May 1808
Child: Maria
Father: Kuhn    Johannes
Mother: Dening     Catharina
Village: Herzog
Witnesses: Anna Wolf & Conrad Scheck

Photo: 47-2
Line: 17
Birth date: 20 Apr 1811
Baptism date: 20 Apr 1811
Child: Michael
Father: Hoffman    Johnn Peter
Mother: Auer    Catharina
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Michael Graf & Magdalena Donau
*A look at the original record shows that the mother's last name was Bauer, not Auer. MB

Photo: 446-2
Line: 25
Birth date: 18 Mar 1827
Baptism date: 25 Mar 1827
Child: Peter
Father: Rome    Andreas
Mother: Schoenberger    Catharina
Village: Herzog
Witnesses: Peter Riedel & Barbara Rome

Photo: 465-1
Line: 75
Birth date: 25 Oct 1829
Baptism date: 26 Oct 1829
Child: Catharina
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Herzog
Witnesses: Michael Weyhell & Anna Catharina Lieneberger

Photo: 482-2
Line: 42
Birth date: 24 Jun 1831
Baptism date: 28 Jun 1831
Child: Peter
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Peter Johannes Knoll & Anna Maria Kuhn

Photo: 501-2
Line: 43
Birth date: 27 May 1833
Baptism date: 28 May 1833
Child: Michael
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Michael Kuhn & Maria Eva Schoffer

Photo: 504-2
Line: 86
Birth date: 16 Nov 1833
Baptism date: 17 Nov 1833
Child: Anna Maria
Father: Klephahn    Sebastian
Mother: Strack    Marianna
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Johannes Wasinger & Anna Maria Bollig

Photo: 171-2
Line: 36
Birth date: 2 May 1835
Baptism date: 4 May 1835
Child: Anna Maria
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Christoph Kessler & Anna Maria Schamne

Photo: 172-2
Line: 34
Birth date: 20 Mar 1837
Baptism date: 21 Mar 1837
Child: Christoph
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Christoph Wasinger & Dorothea Hergert

Photo: 189-1
Line: 46
Birth date: 5 May 1838
Baptism date: 7 May 1838
Child: Margaretha
Father: Schoenberger    Paul
Mother: Spoeter    Christina
Village: Rohleder
Witnesses: Elias Rohleder & Margaret Hoffman

Photo: 122-2
Line: 6
Birth date: 27 Jan 1840
Baptism date: 28 Jan 1840
Child: Margaretha
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Georg Dack & Margaret Schmidt

Photo: 131-1
Line: 93
Birth date: 26 Sep 1840
Baptism date: 4 Oct 1840
Child: Anna Eva
Father: Schoenberger    Sebastian
Mother: Schaefer    Magdalena
Village: Rohleder
Witnesses: Peter Schoenberger & Anna Lederhos

Photo: 155-1
Line: 120
Birth date: 12 Oct 1843
Baptism date: 12 Oct 1843
Child: Johannes
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Johannes Herrman & Dorothea Meier

Photo: 205-1
Line: 125
Birth date: 29 Nov 1845
Baptism date: 30 Nov 1845
Child: Jacob
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Jacob Klein & Anna Maria Braun?

Photo: 178-1
Line: 64
Birth date: 25 Jun 1847
Baptism date: 25 Jun 1847
Child: Gottfried
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Kuhn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Gottfired Geier & Catharina Dack

Photo: 383-1
Line: 160
Birth date: 15 Oct 1855
Baptism date: 16 Oct 1855
Child: Anna Barbara
Father: Hoffman    Peter
Mother: Klepphahn    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Peter  Rome, Barbara (wife of Peter) Klepphahn

Photo: 361-2
Line: 138
Birth date: 18 Sep 1856
Baptism date: 27 Sep 1856
Child: Johannes
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Schönberger    Margaretha
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Christoph Hoffmann, Anna Maria (wife of Franz) Bach

Photo: 387-2
Line: 193
Birth date: 7 Dec 1857
Baptism date: 7 Dec 1857
Child: Rosalia Magdalena
Father: Hoffman    Michael
Mother: Schönberger    Margaretha
Village: Graf
Witnesses: Jakob Gerber, Rosalia (wife of Jakob) Bach

Photo: 367-1
Line: 105
Birth date: 13 Sep 1853
Baptism date: 14 Sep 1853
Child: Catherina Margaretha
Father: Klephahn    Peter
Mother: Hoffmann    Anna Maria
Village: Graf
Witnesses: David Krieger & Margaretha Bach


Marriages

Photo: 131-2
Line: 3
Date: 22 Jan 1829
Groom: Hoffman    Michael
    Marital status: S
Bride: Kuhn    Anna Maria
    Marital status: S
Where married: Graf
Witness: Johannes Kuhn

Photo: 73-1
Line: 3
Date: 23 Jan 1849
Groom: Rome    Peter
    Age: 20
    Marital status: S
    Village: Herzog
Bride: Hoffman    Katharina
    Age: 18
    Marital status: S
    Village: Graf
Groom's parents: Andreas Rome & Katharina Schoenberger
Bride's parents: Michael Hoffman & Anna Maria Kuhn
Where married: Graf
Witness: Johannes Herrman

Photo: 44-2
Line: 4
Date: 4 Feb 1852
Groom: Hoffmann    Peter
    Age: 21
    Marital status: S
    Village: Graf
Bride: Klephahn    Anna Maria
    Age: 18
    Marital status: S
    Village: Graf
Groom's parents: Michael Hoffmann & Anna Maria Kuhn
Bride's parents: Sebastian Klepphahn & Maria Anna Frank
Where married: Graf
Witness: Johannes Wagner

Photo: 116-2
Line: 31
Date: 11 Oct 1855
Groom: Hoffmann    Michael
    Age: 22
    Marital status: S
    Village: Graf
Bride: Schönberger    Margaretha
    Age: 17
    Marital status: S
    Village: Rohleder
Groom's parents: Michael Hoffmann & Anna Maria Kuhn
Bride's parents: Paul Schönberger & Christina Spötter
Where married: Graf
Witness: Johannes Klepphahn


Deaths

Photo: 72-1
Line: 33
Date: 1 Jun 1842
Age: 1
Name: Hoffman    Peter
Village: Graf
Cause: fever
Parents: Michael Hoffman & Anna Maria Kuhn

Photo: 138-1
Line: 43
Date: 25 Mar 1857
Age: 6 mo
Name: Hoffman    Johannes
Village: Graf
Cause: fever
Parents: Michael Hoffmann and Margaretha Schönberger


Source: Boyd, Darryl and Dreiling, Trecil (comp.), Rohleder Parish Records 1801 to 1857, https://volgaparishes.com/rohleder_page.html, 2022.



Rohleder church records in the Saratov Province State Archive

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.



Church records for Graf and Herzog

[April 1808]
Birth date: 30
Baptismal date: 3 Maji.
Child's name: Maria
Parents: Kuhn (Joannes)
               Catharina Denn.
Godparents: Anna Wolf.
                       [difficult to read godfather's name]
Colony: idem [Herzog]
Baptized by: ex Su[pra]

Colony: Graf
Anno Domini 1829. Ego qui supra praemissis tribus bannis dictus Dominicis et Tertivis continnis nulloque Impedimento canonico detecto praevio Examine benedici Matrimonium legitime contractum inter Michaelem Juvenem Hoffmann et Annammariam Kuhn Virginem testes fuerunt Michael Mermis et Joannes Kuhn de Colonie Susla.
Translation: 1829 AD. I, the above named, after reading banns three Sundays and, on the third continuous time, detected no lawful impediment, blessed the lawful marriage contract between young man [single man], Michael Hoffmann, and Anna Maria Kuhn, virgin. Witnesses were Michael Mermis and Johannes Kuhn of Susla [Herzog] colony.
Marriage parties: Michael et Anna Maria

Source: Church records for Graf and Herzog, included in email from Wadim Eichmann to Darryl Boyd, reporting the research by Dr. Igor Pleve in church records in Russian archives, January 2020. Transcribed by Michelle Boyd.


Graf Census, 1798

Gf06      Peter Hoffmann      h      30     from Rohleder
              Katharina Bauer     sp     21     from Schäfer
              Johann Georg        s       1
              Maria Elisabeth      d       3

Workers: 1
Horses: 6
Cows: 5
Sheep: 6
Swine: 4
Chickens: 10
Planted - 1796/1797
Rye: 5 chetverik
Wheat: 2 chetvert
Potatoes: 4 chetverik
Harvested - 1797
Rye: 5 chetvert
Wheat: 8 chetvert

Source: Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.



Graf Census, 10 Dec 1834

Michael Hoffman
Birth:   1810    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
Spouse: Anna Maria ?
Birth:   1809

Children
1F:     Katherine Hoffmann
          Birth: 1829    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

2M:   Peter Hoffmann
         Birth: 1831    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

3M:   Michael Hoffmann
         Birth: 1833    Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Source:  Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.



Graf Census, 28 Jul 1850

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.



Graf Census, 1857

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 Graf 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 Graf 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
_____________

Michael Hoffman                                             Birth:   1833    Graf
Father: Michael Hoffman
Spouse: Katharina Spies                                 Birth:   1835

Children
Franz Hoffman               Male
Birth:                                 16 Feb 1865    Graf
Spouse: Anna Maria Geier

Alexander Hoffman    Male
Birth:                                10 Jul 1868      Graf
Spouse: Margaretha Wasinger

Katharina Hoffman     Female
Birth:                                1888                Graf

Anton Hoffman           Male
Birth:                                                          Graf
Spouse: -- --

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.



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