Wilhelm Adam was born on April 13, 1794 in the village of Heuchelheim in Kreis Pfalz of the kingdom of Bayern (Germany) to Johann Adam Hieb and Sibilia (Schwartz) Hieb. He was the tenth of their 10 children. Wilhelm was baptized on April 14, 1794.
Sometime between 1808 and 1812, around the age of 14-18, Wilhelm migrated from Heuchelheim to the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia.
Wilhelm married twice.
Sometime before 1813, at the age of about 18, Wilhelm married Katharina Gelzler (1796-1826) in Neudorf.(see research note)
Anna Maria (1813-1853): Married Johann Caspar Mödinger (1820-1852), 8 children.
Brent Goodman (4/6/2019): Several family entries from Stumpp's Neudorf census of 1816 explains Wilhelm's first marriage:
Family #29 shows Wilhelm listed with brother Jakob and married to Katharina, with daughter Anna Maria. Transcript: 29, s. auch 8; Hieb, Jakob 38, seine Frau Barbara 36, sein Bruder Wilhelm, 1812, 17, ausgeschieden nach Nr. 8, dessen Frau Katharana, mit dem Mann verzogen, dessen Tochter Anna Maria.
Family #8 shows Wilhelm living with who appears to be his Mother-in-Law Katharina Hegel and refers to family #101. This also show his marriage to Katharina and daughter Anna Maria. Transcript: 8, s. auch 27, 28, 29, 104, 12B, 142, 144, 218; Hegel, Katharina, ausgeschieden nach Nr. 101. Wilhelm Hieb 21, hat die Wirtschaft uebernommen, seine Frau Katharina 20, seine Tochter Anna Maria 1 1/2.
Family #101 shows Katharina Hegel as a widower, showing Hegel as her married name. Transcript: 101, s. auch 5; Hegel, Katharina Wwe. 63, von Nr. 8 stammend.
Family #47 shows an entry for Katharina Gelzler from family #29, which appears to be Wilhelm's 1st wife. Transcript: 47, s. auch 162; Gaiser, Gottlob 46, aus: Dettingen/Nuertingen-Wue, seine Frau Maria 46, seine Stieftochter Katharina Helzler (Gelzler), nach Nr. 29 ausgeschieden.
↑The 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
↑ "Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885" database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6X79-JDS : 21 May 2014), Kherson > Tiraspol′ > Glückstal: Neu-Berezina > 1868: Births, marriages, deaths ( 828-14/155) > image 30 of 39; Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg).
↑ Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129741970 : accessed 04 October 2020), memorial page for Wilhelm Hieb Sr. (13 Apr 1794–27 Oct 1868), Find a Grave Memorial no. 129741970, citing Neudorf Cemetery, Carmanova, Transnistria Territory, Moldova ; Maintained by BluMoKitty (contributor 46830270)
↑The 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.
↑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
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