Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Wilhelm Hiebert family fonds

Accession 2008.016

Title and Physical Description

Wilhelm Hiebert family fonds. – [ca. 1988-ca. 1991]. – 2 cm of textual records.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Custodial History

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.

Notes

Last updated by Jim Bowman, October 2017.