Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Wilhelm Hiebert family fonds

Accession 2008.016

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 (now 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. 1818). 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 genealogy, song sheet used at the 1988 family reunion, additional genealogical notes and hymns, one item of correspondence, and a poem by Wilhelm Hiebert.

Source of Acquisition

Gift by Judith Rempel, 2008.

Notes

Accession 2008.016
Last updated by Jim Bowman, 23 November 2017