Wilhelm Hiebert family fonds
Title and Physical Description
Wilhelm Hiebert family fonds. – [ca. 1988-ca. 1991]. – 2 cm of textual records.
Wilhelm Hiebert (1847-1908) and his wife, born Katerina Esau (1849-1940) were Mennonites who migrated from Russia to Chortitz, Manitoba (later called Randolph, Manitoba) in July 1875. Wilhelm’s ancestry has been traced back to Peter Hiebert (b. 1818). Katerina’s ancestry has been traced back to Benjamin Defehr or Fehr (b. 1733). A committee consisting of their grandchildren produced a 125-page compilation of the family genealogy ca. 1988, and a family reunion was held in 1988.
The fonds was given to Judith Rempel by Vern Hiebert.
Scope & Content
The fonds consists of the family genealogical compilation, song sheet used at the 1988 reunion, additional genealogical notes and hymns, one item of correspondence, and a poem written by Wilhelm Hiebert shortly before his death.
Source of Acquisition
Gift by Judith Rempel, 2008.
Last updated by Jim Bowman, October 2017.