Konrad Näb, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Joh. Conrad Newe and his wife Maria Magdalena are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Maria Magdalena died en route.
Johann Konrad Näb, a farmer, and his [new] wife Anna are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 1 along with stepchildren [surname Reitz] (Anna, age 19; Eva, age 16; Johann Friedrich, age 12; Dietrich, age 10).
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.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Näb family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 205.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5549.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2999-3000.