Biography of Franz Hoffmann

Born in Rohleder [Raskaty], a German colony on the Lower Volga, Mariental district. Lived in Rohleder, worked on his own farm and was a member of the parish council of Mother of God parish. Meetings were held in his home where, according to informants’ denunciations, “questions of a political nature were discussed.” In 1930, during the mass arrests of clergy and laity, he went into hiding and was brought into the investigation in absentia as a “member of a counter-revolutionary group of church members in Rohleder, Mariental canton.” Subject of a nationwide search. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 95215, Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation
Variant Names:
Gofman, Frants Ivanovich; Hoffmann, Franz
Rohleder (A.S.S.R. Nemt︠s︡ev Povolzhʹi︠a︡ (R.S.F.S.R.))
male; laity; fate unknown