Christian was born on September 23, 1851 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Jakob Hieb and Friederike (Deile) Hieb. He was the fifth of their 9 children. Christian was baptized on October 7, 1851..
In 1873, at the age of 22, Christian married Magdalena Neiffer (1855-1928) in Neudorf.
1880 U.S. Census: Age 27, living in Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory with his wife and her parents. He was working as a farmer.
1900 U.S. Census: Age 47, living in Bon Homme County, SD with his wife of 27 years, 7 children, and his wife's parents. He was working as a farmer.
↑ "Россия, дубликаты Лютеранских метрических книг, 1833-1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTS7-1DS : 8 March 2021), Christian Hieb, 07 Oct 1851, Baptism; citing p. 361, volume 828-14/71, Glückstal, Neudorf, Tiraspol′, Kherson, Russia, Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg); FHL microfilm 1,883,185. Entry #257
↑ 2.02.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5B-13T : accessed 30 December 2021), Crist Hieb, Townships 96 Ranges 60-61, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 29, sheet 7A, family 96, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,546.
↑ "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6L-C5QJ : 19 February 2021), Christian Hieb, ; citing Immigration, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL film 417,405. Entry #133
↑The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862, Karl Stumpp; (5) Neudorf, gegr. 1808 (Evang.); Revisionsliste 1816: Nr. 1--121; 1858: Nr. 122--252.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCVS-PK3 : 29 December 2021), Christoph Heap in household of Michael Niffer, Bon Homme, Dakota Territory, United States; citing enumeration district ED 94, sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .