Georg Michael was born around 1814 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Balthasar Hieb and Margaretha (Unknown) Hieb. He was the sixth of his father's 8 children and the third of his mother's 5 children.
1816 Neudorf Census: Age 1 1/2, living in Neudorf, South Russia with his parents and 3 siblings.
↑ 1.01.1The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862 Volume I, Karl Stumpp, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, Published 1993; Neudorf, gegr. 1808 (Evang.) Revisionsliste 1816: Nr. 1--121; 1858: Nr. 122--252.