Nikolaus Scherf, a farmer, and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 15 January 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18.
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Scherf came from the German region of Kurpfalz.
- 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): Mo41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 160.