Katharina was born on October 25, 1845 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Michael Hieb and Sophia (Wetzler) Hieb).
On February 5, 1866, at the age of 20, Katharina married Ludwig Hoff (1847-1898) in Neudorf.
On May 31, 1879, at the age of 33, Catharina, her husband and 6 children arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Werra traveling from Bremen, Germany.
↑ "Россия, дубликаты Лютеранских метрических книг, 1833-1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q242-HDCJ : 8 March 2021), Catharina Hieb, 28 Oct 1845, Baptism; citing p. 126, volume 828-14/44, Bergdorf, Izmail, Bessarabia, Russia, Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg); FHL microfilm 1,882,636. Entry #207
↑ "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVSK-XWZV : 20 February 2021), Kath Hoff, 1879; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 295,782.