Wilhelm Werner arrived in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 23 July 1767 and is recorded on the 1767 Census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 177.
One of his descendants moved to the colony of Paulskaya.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Pl53.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 313.