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Johann Hieb (1844 - 1934)

Johann (John) Hieb
Born in Neudorf, Glückstal, Odessa, South Russiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] in Russiamap
Died at age 89 in North Dakota, United Statesmap
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Johann was born on August 16, 1844 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Johann Adam Hieb and Catharina Reuther. He was the eleventh of his father's 15 children and the fourth of his mother's 8 children.[1][2]


In 1866, at the age of 22, Johann married Dorothea Marzolf (1843-1933) in Neudorf.[3]

  1. Katharina (1867-1929)
  2. Johann (1868-1955)
  3. Gottlieb (1870-1948)
  4. Adam (1872-unknown)
  5. Jacob (1874-unknown)
  6. Magdalena (1876-1960)
  7. August (1877-1964)
  8. Friedrich (1880-1969)
  9. Theobald (1882-1884)
  10. Theobald (1884-1947)
  11. Wilhelm (1888-unknown)


On May 19, 1899, at the age of 56, Johann, his wife, and 4 children arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Patricia traveling from Hamburg, Germany.[4]


On August 4, 1934, at the age of 89, Johann passed away in McClusky, ND. He is buried in Hieb-Huft Cemetery in McClusky.[5][1][2]

Census Data

1858 Neudorf Census:
Age 15, living in Neudorf, South Russia with his parents and 10 siblings and their families.[6]
Family #97
Adam Hieb 66 - Wife: Katharina 40
Sons: Balthas 35 - Wife: Elisabetha 31
     Sons: Gottlieb 5, Georg 3, Jakob 1
Wilhelm 28 - Wife: Maria 22
     Son: Georg 1
     Daughter: Karolina 3
Jakob 24 - Wife: Klara 22
Adam 19, Johann 15, Georg 11, Theobald 6, Daniel ½
Daughters: Margaretha 41, Barbara 16, Katharina 8
1900 U.S. Census:
Age 55, living in McLean County, ND with his wife of 34 years, 6 children, and a lodger. He was working as a farmer.[3]
1910 U.S. Census:
Age 65, living in Lincoln, Sheridan, ND with his wife of 43 years and 1 child. He was working as a farmer.[7]
1920 U.S. Census:
Age 75, living in McClusky, Sheridan, ND with his wife.[8]
1930 U.S. Census:
Age 86, living in Sheridan County, ND with his wife and his son's family.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 May 2021), John Hieb, .
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #5039470
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 September 2021), Johan Hieb, Townships 148-150-Ranges 74-77, McLean, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 247, sheet 17A, family 292, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,229.
  4. "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Johann Kieb, 1899.
  5. North Dakota Public Death Index, North Dakota Department of Health; Webpage: ( : accessed 2 June 2019); Transcript: Name (Last, First Middle): HEIB, JOHN; Date of Death: 08/04/1934; County of Death: Sheridan; Gender: MALE; Age: 89 Years; Date of Birth: 99/99/9999; State of Residence: North Dakota; County of Residence: Sheridan
  6. 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
  7. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 September 2021), John Hieb, Lincoln, Sheridan, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 161, sheet 23A, family 241, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1146; FHL microfilm 1,375,159.
  8. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 February 2021), John Hieb, 1920.
  9. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 September 2021), John Hieb in household of Theowald Hieb, Township 147, Sheridan, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 1A, line 27, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1742; FHL microfilm 2,341,476.

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