Jakob Moor, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 1 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2 where he is recorded as a vice-mayor (Beisitzer).
Jakob's sons are recorded in Households No. 7 & 8. It is after this family that the colony was named.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Moor came from the German Kurpfalz area.
- 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): Mo26, Mo42, Mo44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 155, 157.