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The Record of N. N. and Susie Hiebert

by Waldo Hiebert

(Taken from the Hiebert Family record by Marvin and Darlene Harms)

N. N. Hiebert was born July 29, 1874, in Russia. Together with his parents he migrated to North America when he was one year old. He began to teach school when he was quite young. On May 28, 1899, he was married to Susie Wiebe, and in the same year on June 19, they left as missionaries for India, our first missionaries from the M. B. Conference.

Nicholas and Susanna Hiebert

On account of his ill health (didn't he have malaria? - Jo) they had to return after 18 months in 1900, and settled in Mt. Lake, Minnesota. He was secretary for the Board of Foreign Missions for the M. B. Conference for many years. He visited many churches in the interest of missions. His special concern was for the deeper spiritual life of the believers. While living in Mt. Lake, he was also pastor of the M. B. Church, and taught part time at the German Preparatory School.

Mrs. N. N. Hiebert, nee Wiebe, was born July 19, 1880 in Waldheim, South Russia. She was a wonderful mother, and a very great helpmate to her husband.

The Wiebe Family
Susanna and Nicholas in right of back row

N. N. and Susie Hiebert and their 10 children: Anna, Lando, Clyde,
Alvin, Gust (Marie's husband), Rosella, Marie, John, Sam, Waldo and Alma
(two others--Marie's twin and Albert--were deceased)

N. N. and Susie Hiebert moved to Salem, Oregon, where N. N. helped to begin and organize the West Salem M. B. Church (now called the Kingwood Bible Church). For a few years before retirement the Hieberts moved to Blaine, Washington, where he helped to establish the Blaine M. B. Church. They spent their last years in a retirement home in Hillsboro, Kansas. N. N. died on September 11, 1957, and Mrs. N. N. Hiebert died January 1, 1963. Both are buried in the Hillsboro cemetery. They had 12 children born to them, three sets of twins.

N.N. and Susie Hiebert in Hillsboro, Kansas