Paul Hiebert’s grandparents, Nicholas and Susie Hiebert.
Nicholas Nikolai Hiebert (29 July 1874 – 11 September 1957) was born in Lichtfelde, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, in South Russia as the oldest of the twelve children of Nikolai C. and Maria (Wiens) Hiebert. Nicholas immigrated with his parents to America in 1875 and attended McPherson College in 1897-1898. He married Susie Wiebe (19 July 1879 – 1 January 1963) in 1899 in Bingham Lake, Minnesota, USA. They had twelve children: Marie, Susie, Albert, John (president of Tabor College 1951-1953), Samuel, Anna, Alma, Lando (instructor at Tabor College), Waldo (pastor and instructor at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary), Rosella, and Alvin. Nicholas and Susie sailed to India in 1899. Nicholas returned from India in 1901 because of ill health, and served as secretary to the Mennonite Brethren Board of Foreign Missions from 1903-1936. He was also principal of the Mountain Lake Bible School from 1912-1927, and instructor in Bible at Tabor College from 1930-1932. He published Missions-Album (Mennonite Brethren Publishing House 1914) and Commentary for Sunday School Quarterly.
From Harold S. Bender. Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, VA: Herald Press, 1959. p. 1091., and Philip Wayne Barnes. Missiology Meets Cultural Anthropology: The Life and Legacy of Paul G. Hiebert (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ph.D. dissertation, 2011) pp.36-39.