Karl Näb, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Schuck on 18 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19 along with a note recording that he moved to the colony of Degott in 1768.
In 1789, widower Karl Näb and his family moved from Degott to Schuck.
The 1798 census of Schuck records that Jakob Näb is working in Kamenka.
The 1767 census records that Karl Näb came from the German village of Wistein in the region of Mainz.
- 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): Km019, Km091, Rt22, Su31, Mv0368.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 114.