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Johann Adam Hieb Sr. (1747 - 1826)

Johann Adam Hieb Sr.
Born in Leinsweiler, Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanymap
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Husband of — married 23 Apr 1771 in Heuchelheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germanymap
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Died at about age 78 in Neudorf, Glückstal, Odessa, South Russiamap
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Johann Adam was born on December 17, 1747 in the village of Leinsweiler in the district of Landau Pfalz in Bayern(Germany) to Johannes Hieb and Maria Catharina (Kerth) Hieb. He was the second of their 7 children. Johann Adam was baptized on December 17, 1747.[1] [2]


On April 23, 1771, at the age of 23, Johann Adam married Sibilla Schwartz (1750-1811) in the nearby village of Heuchelheim.[3][2]

  1. Johann Jacob (1772-unknown): Married Maria Elisabeth Wack, no known children.
  2. Maria Katharina (1774-unknown): Married Kristoph Kuhn (1772-1814), 7 children.
  3. Georg Jacob (1776-unknown): Married Anna Maria Hergoin(?), 1 child.
  4. Katharina Elisabeth (1778-unknown)
  5. Balthasar (1780-unknown): Married twice; Barbara Kirsch, 2 children; Margaretha [surname unknown] (1790-unknown), 5 children.
  6. Margaretha (1783-1805): Died at the age of 21.
  7. Maria Barbara (1785-unknown)
  8. Katharina Elisabeth (1788-unknown)
  9. Johann Adam (1790-1861): Married twice: Magdalena Kirschenmann (1796-1836), 7 children; Catharina Reuther (1818-unknown), 8 children.
  10. Wilhelm Adam (1794-1868): Married twice: Katharina Gelzler (1796-1826), 4 children; Anna Margaretha Kapp (1810-1851), 12 children.


In 1807, at the age of 60, Johann Adam and his family immigrated from Heuchelheim to the village of Freudental in the the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia. The family then relocated to the nearby village of Neudorf when it was established in 1809.[2]


About 1826, around the age of 79, Johann Adam passed away in Neudorf.[2][4]


  1. "Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 October 2021), Johann Adam Hieb, 17 Dec 1747; images digitized and records extracted by Ancestry; citing Baptism, Leinsweiler, Bayern, Deutschland, Leinsweiler u Shijikai, German Lutheran Collection, various parishes, Germany.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Glückstal Colonies Points of Origin, Margaret Freeman and Gwen Pritzkau, Edited & Annotated by Thomas A. Stangl (2008); Gluckstalers DVD; Glückstal Colonies Research Association, Page 181, Hieb.
    Transcript: Johann Adam Hieb (*ca 1746 Leinsweiler/Landau-Pf, son of Johannes Hieb and Maria Catharina; +ca 1826 Neudorf) of 1816 NRL:28, father of the Hieb families, moved to landless 1816 NRL:104 with his son, Johann Adam Hieb Jr (+8.1.1861 N, *9.12.1792 Heuchelheim; m1 ca 1816 to Magdalena Kirschenmann [1816 NRL:32, age 19; +18.9.1836, *ca 1796 Durrweiler-Wü]; m2 on 18.1.1837 to Katharina Reuther [1858 age 40, *ca 1818, daughter of Friedrich Jacob Reuter & Katharina Ritter of 1816 NRL:3 – see Reuter, Joh. Friedr.]; in 1858 NRL:218).
    Johann Adam Hieb Sr’s wife was Sibilla Schwartz (*31.7.1750 Heuchelheim, daughter of Heinrich Schwartz and Katharina Elisabetha nee ?); they married on 23.4.1771 in Heuchelheim-Pf. It is assumed that Sibilla may have emigrated with the Hieb family, but died before 1811. Based on a letter from Russia to Elsass, dated in 1808, written by Johann Adam Hieb to his brother-in-law, Georg Koch, in Selz-El (Joseph Height, Homesteaders on the Steppe, p. 50), the Hieb family, after arriving in 1807, was initially placed in the colony of Freudental (12 miles west of Odessa; 9 miles east of Moldovia). The Hieb family relocated to Neudorf when it was established in 1809.
  3. "Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971," database, FamilySearch ( : 24 October 2021), Joh Adam Hieb, 23 Apr 1771; images digitized and records extracted by Ancestry; citing Marriage, Heuchelheim, Bergzabern, Pfalz, Bayern, Deutschland, Bergzabern u Heuchelheim, German Lutheran Collection, various parishes, Germany.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #150460722

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