Barbara was born on September 3, 1847 in the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia to Michael Hieb (1822-unknown) and Sophia (Wetzler) Hieb (1822-1874). She was the second of their 10 children. Barbara was baptized on September 5, 1847.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5B-L2B : accessed 9 May 2021), Barbara Kirschem*Na in household of Mike Kirschem*Na, Albion Precinct, Townships 94-95 Ranges 60, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 26, sheet 13B, family 166, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,546.