Karl was born on 16 Aug 1889 in Russia. Both of his parents were born in Russia, but were of German ancestry. His parents were Fred Werner and Christina. He had five brothers and four sisters.
Karl had a 'common' school education and could read and write.
Karl immigrated to the state of South Dakota in the United States about 1905 and he was a naturalized citizen.
In April 1910, twenty-one-year-old Karl was living with his parents and siblings in Posthal, Campbell County, South Dakota. He was a laborer on his father's general farm.
Karl married Christina Hieb on 14 January 1913 in Eureka, McPherson County, South Dakota. They had three sons and four daughters.
In 1925, Karl was living in Rosenthal Township in McPherson County, South Dakota. He was a farmer who owned his own farm located east of Eureka. In 1947, they moved into town.
Karl belonged to the Reformed Church of Eureka.
Karl died at age 81 on 13 May 1971 at his home in Eureka, McPherson County, South Dakota. He was buried on 17 May at the City Cemetery in Eureka. At the time of his death he had 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JLR6-GMW : 20 May 2014), Karl Werner, May 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
↑ 2.02.12.22.32.4 "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLFH-LXQ3 : 2 September 2019), Karl Werner, ; citing Obituary, in "American-News" (Aberdeen, South Dakota), 16 May 1971; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska.
↑ 4.04.1 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPXN-JGW : accessed 8 May 2020), Carl Verner in household of Fred Verner, Posthal, Campbell, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 84, sheet 3B, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1478; FHL microfilm 1,375,491.