Berns Töwers, a gardener (Gärtner), and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 86.
The 1767 census records that Berns Töwers came from the German village of Paderborn.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 294.