Johann Andreas Birner, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 3 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 90.
The 1767 census records that Johann Andreas Birner came from the German region of Gotha.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 352.