Näb / Naeb (Kraft)

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Näb (Kraft)
Naeb (Kraft)
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This surname has many spelling variations: Näb, Nab, Nabe, Naeb, and Neb. Johann Wilhelm Neeb was born in Kestrich bei Romrod on 27 November 1744 (baptized there on 1 December 1744). He was the son of Johannes & Anna Catharina Neeb who were married there on 29 July 1741.

Johann Wilhelm & Anna Catharina Wentzel, daughter of Adam Wentzel, married on 13 May 1766 in Büdingen where they gathered before departure to Russia. They arrived in Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there in Household No. 12.


- 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): Kf06.
- Parish records for a group of villages that includes Kestrich (LDS Film No. 1195717).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 396.


Bill Pickelhaupt

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies