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 widow of Karl Näb and their children (sons: Jakob, age 17; Karl, age 16) are recorded on the 1798 census of Schuck in Household No. Su31 along with a note that Jakob Näb is working in Kamenka.
Peter Naab, presumed son of Karl Näb, from Schuck is recorded on the 1798 census of Rothammel in Household No. 22.
Jakob Naab from Schuck is recorded on the 1811 census of Rothammel in Household No. 13 along with a note that he had arrived in Rothammel from Schuck in 1808.
Heinrich Naab from Rothammel and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Marienfeld.
The 1767 census records that Karl Näb came from the German village of Wistein in the region of Mainz.
- 1811 Rothammel Census (Household No. 13).
- 1857 Marienfeld Census.
- 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: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 114.