Andreas Werner, a farmer, and his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aoard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 11 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.
Andreas Werner and his sons are recorded on the 1811 census of Brabander in Household No. 37. A note records that Peter Werner, son of Andreas Werner, relocated to the colony of Dehler in 1800.
Peter Werner and his son Johannes are recorded on the 1811 census of Dehler in Household No. 38 along with a note that they had arrived in Dehler from Brabander in 1800.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Werner came from the German village of Biedesheim in the Kurmainz region.
- 1811 Brabander Census (Household No. 37).
- 1811 Dehler Census (Household No. 38).
- 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): Bn37, Bn69.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 222.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4151.