Johannes Scharf, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 71.
In 1790, Johann Peter Scharf moved from Norka to Bangert. In 1792, Johann Heinrich Scharf left Norka.
By 1798, Heinrich Scharf from Norka is recorded living in Straub (Sr37). Konrad Scharf of Norka is also recorded on the 1798 census as working in Kukkus.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Scharf came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 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): Bg29, Nr222, Sr37, Mv1949, Mv1978.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 248.