While living in Heuboden, Susanna Hiebert became a practicing midwife. She appeared to possess a natural ability for treating illness or injury and had learned much from her mother, Katharina Hiebert a well known Mennonite midwife. In addition, Susanna studied her mother's medical books which prepared her to give years of service to her community as a midwife and chiropractor/bonesetter ("Trajchmoaka"). Mennonites from a variety of churches came seeking Susanna's services as well as people from other ethnic and religious backgrounds. She accepted little payment for her care and if someone was treated on Sunday they were asked to deposit their payment in a small wooden box which was then donated for missionary relief. In the midst of the struggles and hardships that came with Canadian frontier life Susanna Hiebert was a kind and compassionate person who provided comfort and healing to many.
Loewen, Robert. "Susanna Hiebert (1885-1949)." Preservings No. 10, Part I (June, 1997): 55-57.
|Author(s)||Sharon H. H Brown|
|Date Published||May 2006|
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Brown, Sharon H. H. "Hiebert, Susanna (1885-1949)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2006. Web. 24 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hiebert,_Susanna_(1885-1949)&oldid=92017.
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