Johann Konrad Näb, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They spent the winter there and resettled to the colony of Näb the following year. It is after Johann Konrad Näb that the colony received its name.
The 1767 census records that Johann Konrad Näb came from the German village of Hasborn in the Hessen region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 205