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Sophia (Hieb) Bittner (1854 - 1903)

Sophia Bittner formerly Hieb
Born in Neudorf, Glückstal, Odessa, South Russiamap
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[children unknown]
Died at age 49 in Hanson, South Dakota, United Statesmap
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Black Sea Germans
Sophia (Hieb) Bittner was a Black Sea German.


Sophia was born on March 25, 1854 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Balthasar Hieb and Carolina (Ohlauser) Hieb. She was the ninth of their 10 children. Sophia was baptized on March 28, 1854.[1]


On May 13, 1874, at the age of 19, Sophia, her parents, and 1 sibling arrived in Baltimore, MD aboard the S.S. Hermann traveling from Bremen, Germany.[2]


In 1876, around the age of 22, Sophia married Jacob Bittner (1852-1926).

  1. Frederick (1877-1947)
  2. Catherine (1879-unknown)
  3. Christian (1881-1962)
  4. Karolina (1884-1922)
  5. Christina (1886-1984)
  6. Rose (1888-1967)
  7. Margaret (1890-1972)
  8. Carl (1895-1967)


On August 24, 1903, at the age of 49, Sophia passed away in Hanson County, SD. She is buried in Plum Creek Baptist Cemetery in Emery, SD.[3]

Census Data

1858 Neudorf Census:
Age 17, living in Neudorf, South Russia with her parents and 7 siblings.[4]
Family #142
Hieb, Balthas 46, seine Frau Karoline 40, seine Kinder Stefan 19, Jakob 14, Christian 1, Katarina 17, Barbara 12, Friederike 10, Margarete 8, Sophie 4, seine Brueder 1. Jakob 38, dessen Frau Friederike 39, dessen Kinder Jakob 17, Christian 5, Michael 1/2, Katarina 3; 2. Michael 36, dessen Frau Sophie 36, dessen Kinder Ludwig 9, Michael 2 1/2, Jakob, gest. 1858 ohne Altersangabe, Katarina 13, Barbara 11, Margarete 6.
1880 U.S. Census:
Age 26, living in Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory with her husband and 2 children.[5]
1900 U.S. Census:
Age 46, living in Taylor, Hanson, SD with her husband of 24 years, 7 children, and her mother.[6]


  1. "Россия, дубликаты Лютеранских метрических книг, 1833-1885," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Kherson > Tiraspol′ > Glückstal: Neudorf > 1854: Births, marriages, deaths ( 828-14/79) > image 7 of 31; Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Konsistorium Petersburg. Russian State Historical Archive), St. Petersburg. Entry #63
  2. "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 February 2021), Sophie 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.
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #105965521
  4. 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.
  5. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 November 2021), Sophia Pitner in household of Jacob Pitner, Bon Homme, Dakota Territory, United States; citing enumeration district ED 97, sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm.
  6. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 November 2021), Sophia Bittner in household of Jacob Bittner, Beulah & Taylor Townships, Hanson, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 171, sheet 4A, family 52, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,550.

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