Most of what is known regarding Wöller's life came from a direct report from Dorothy Redden, with whom Wöller lived in the USA.

• 1907 Born in Gummersbach, Rhineland, Germany
• Studied in an Arts and Craft School in Bielefeld, Wesphalia
• 1930 He spends the summer in Rowe, a small town in the Baltic Sea. Vacation was fertile for his work as a painter
• 1932 Birth of his daughter, Christa
• 1933 The Nazi Regime labels Modern painting and artists, Jews and non-Jews, as "Degenerates" producing "Degenerate Art"
• 1936 Show at Ferdinand Möller Gallery in Berlin. 14 watercolors. With works by Fritz Boehle (1873-1916), Hubert Berke (1908-1979), sculptor Paul Dierkes (1907-1968), this exhibition was closed down by the Gestapo twenty minutes after its opening. Wöller was 28 years old. From the folder of this exhibition, we know that Wilhelm Wöller was living in Berlin at that time
• 1939 Succeeds in escaping to Brazil, arriving in Rio de Janeiro, where he lives as a war refugee
• 1939-1945 Lived in Rio de Janeiro, painting on his spare time and working as Artistic Director for a cinematographic company
• 1945 Had a painting destroyed by a pro-nazi student during the exhibition "3rd Reich Condemned Art". Works by Baumeister, Beckmann, Dix, Heckel, Marc, Libermann, Segall, Kollwitz were part of this show organized by Ernest Feder of Askanasy Gallery
• 1947 Goes to the Amazon with a film company. His animal works show the impact the voyage to the forest had on him
• 1948 Forty four gouaches on paper on a show promoted by the Ministry of Education
• 1949 Moves to the USA
• 1950-1951 Works for CBS as a scenic designer
• 1954 Travels to Europe, visits Germany. Returns to the USA, living in Lafayette St., and begins negotiation for an exhibition in his native land
• 1954 10th December. Dies suddenly of a heart attack, while visiting a friend
• 1956 To honor his life and work, Dorothy Redden organizes a show at the Greer Gallery