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Catharina Hieb (1842 - 1923)

Catharina "Katharina" Hieb
Born in Neudorf, Glückstal, Odessa, South Russiamap
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Wife of — married 27 Nov 1862 in Neudorf, Glückstal, Odessa, South Russiamap
Died at about age 80 in North Dakota, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Black Sea Germans
Catharina Hieb was a Black Sea German.


Catharina Hieb was born on July 13, 1842 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Wilhelm Adam Hieb and Margaretha (Kapp) Hieb. She was the thirteenth of her father's 16 children and ninth of her mother's 12 children. Catharina was baptized on July 18, 1842.[1]


On November 27, 1862, at the age of 20, Catharina married Matthaeus Weisser (1841-1924) in Neudorf.[2]

  1. Friedricka (1864-1864): Died at the age of 12 days.
  2. Peter (1865-1867): Died at the age of 1.
  3. Jakob (1867-1869): Died at the age of 2.
  4. Barbara (1868-unknown)
  5. Jacob (1870-1952): Married Carolina Gunsch (1871-1965), 9 children.
  6. Michael (1833-1947): Married Christina [surname unknown] (1880-1958), no children.
  7. Friederike (1875-1885): Died at the age of 10.
  8. Christian (1877-1878): Died at the age of 7 months.
  9. Johann "John" (1878-1950): Married Christina Burkhardt (1881-1949), 7 children.
  10. Christine (1881-1956): Married Frederick Eckman (1879-1951), 7 children.
  11. August (1883-1885): Died at the age of 1.
  12. Fredericka (1886-1981): Married Jacob Doerr (1885-1971), 7 children.


On April 17, 1906, at the age of 63, Catharina, her husband and 1 child arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Gneisenau traveling from Bremen, Germany.[3]


In 1923, at the age of 81, Catharina passed away presumably in North Dakota. She is buried in Zoar Evangelical Cemetery in Kidder County, ND.[4]

Census Data

1858 Neudorf Census:
Age 16, living in Neudorf, South Russia with her father and 6 siblings and their families.[5]
Family #7
Wilhelm Hieb 64
Sons: Adam 27 - Wife: Margaretha 27
     Sons: Wilhelm 6, Johann 4
     Daughter: Katharina 2
Wilhelm Jr. 26 - Wife: Katharina 21
Jakob 18, Johann 14
Daughters: Eva 30, Katharina 16, Christina 9
1910 U.S. Census:
Age 68, living in Logan County, ND with her husband of 48 years.[6]
1920 U.S. Census:
Age 77, living in Valley, Kidder, ND with her husband.[7]


  1. "Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885" database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Catharina Hieb, 18 Jul 1842, Baptism; citing p. 283, volume 828-14/32, Bergdorf, Izmail, Bessarabia, Russia, Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg); FHL microfilm 1,883,193.
  2. "Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885" database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Kherson > Tiraspol′ > Glückstal: Neudorf > 1862: Births, marriages, deaths ( 828-14/120) > image 21 of 32; Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg).
  3. New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Transcript: Name: Katharina Weiner; Gender: Female; Ethnicity/ Nationality: German; Marital status: Married; Age: 58; Birth Date: abt 1848; Last Known Residence: Col Kanel, Russia; Departure Port: Bremen; Arrival Date: 17 Apr 1906; Arrival Port: New York, New York, USA; Final Destination: Wishek, New York; Person in US: Michael Weiner; Person in US Relationship: Son; Ship Name: Gneisenau; Search Ship Database: Search for the Gneisenau in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
  4. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 9 November 2019), memorial page for Kathrina Weisser (1841–1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59445548, citing Zoar Evangelical Cemetery, Kidder County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Brian Backes (contributor 47148484).
  5. Black Sea German Russian Census Volume I, A supplement to the "Stumpp Book"; Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Bismarck, ND, Published 2003; Neudorf, gegr. 1808 (Evang.); Glückstal Gebiet; Revisionliste 1816/58 (Census List) – Stumpp page 699; 10th Revisionliste – 1 January 1858
  6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 July 2021), Katherine Wisser in household of Mathias Wisser, Hills School District, Logan, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 57, sheet 14A, family 251, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1143; FHL microfilm 1,375,156.
  7. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 February 2021), Katy Wiser in entry for Marthis Wiser, 1920.

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