Christian Wilhelm Basner, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Reinhard on 25 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.
The 1767 census records that Christian Wilhelm Basner came from the German village of Neckersberg in the region of Prussia.
- 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): Rh17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 26.