Friedeman [sic] Kerner, a tailor (Schneider), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766.
They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.
In 1786, Friedrich Körner and his family moved from Beauregard to Katharinenstadt. In 1788, Friedmann Körner and his family moved from Mariental to Katharinenstadt. In 1795, Joseph Friedrich Körner moved from Schönchen to Mariental.
The 1767 census records that Friedeman [sic] Kerner came from the German region of Delchenburg [perhaps Mecklenburg?].
- 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): Ka034, Mt04, Mv0173, Mv1638, Mv2621.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 180.