Jakob Schuck, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Schuck on 18 July 1766. He and his family are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 with a note that he was serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher). It is after him that the colony took its name.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Schuck came from the German village of Mannheim in the Kurpfalz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 111.