Hiebert, Nicholas Nikolai (1874-1957)
Nicholas Nikolai "N. N." Hiebert: a Mennonite Brethren teacher and missionary; born 29 July 1874 in Lichtfelde, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, South Russia, the oldest of the twelve children of Nikolai C. and Maria (Wiens) Hiebert. On 28 May 1899, he married Susie Wiebe (19 July 1879, Waldheim, Molotschna, South Russia - 1 January 1963, Hillsboro, Kansas, USA) in Bingham Lake, Minnesota, USA. Nicholas and Susie 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 died at Hillsboro, Kansas on 11 September 1957.
Nicholas immigrated with his parents to America in 1875 and settled in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He attended McPherson College in 1897-1898. Hiebert was appointed missionary to India by the Mennonite Brethren Church in 1898 and sailed in 1899. After selecting and opening a field he returned from India in 1901 because of ill health, and then traveled for the conference in the interest of missions 1901-1912 and served as secretary to the Mennonite Brethren Board of Foreign Missions 1903-1936. He taught district school five years, served as principal of the Mountain Lake Bible School 1912-1927, and was instructor in Bible at Tabor College 1930-1932. After retirement he resided in Salem, Oregon, 1935-1942; Blaine, Washington, 1942-1945; and Hillsboro, Kansas, 1947-1957. He published Missions-Album (Mennonite Brethren Publishing House 1914) and Commentary for Sunday School Quarterly.
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Hiebert, Lando. "Hiebert, Nicholas Nikolai (1874-1957)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2011. Web. 23 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hiebert,_Nicholas_Nikolai_(1874-1957)&oldid=95237.
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