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Clergyman , educator

Peter Cornelius Hiebert, American clergyman, educator. Decorated Grand Cross of Merit (West Germany), 1953.

Background

Hiebert, Peter Cornelius was born on April 5, 1878 in Hillsboro, Kansas, United States. Son of Cornelius and Katherina (Wiens) Hiebert.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, McPherson College, 1906. A.M., U. Kansas 1912. Postgraduate Harvard, 1931-1932.

Doctor of Divinity, John Fletcher U., 1929.

Career

Minister, Dallas and Portland, 1907-1908. Vice president, treasurer Tabor College 1908-1910. Acting president, 1910-1911, president, 1929-1934.

Professor education Sterling College, 1934-1945. Relief worker, Russia, 1922. Negotiator with Mexico, Brazil and Argentina for settlement displaced persons, 1945-1946.

Minister Mennonite Brethern Church, Chairman of Commission on general welfare public relations since 1918. Delaware World Conference Mennonites, 1936, 52, chairman Mennonite Central Committee since 1920, president, World Conference of Mennonites, 1948.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Feeding the Hungry, 1929. Life and Service in the Kingdom of God 1942. My Trip to South America, 1937.

Connections

Married Katherina L. Nikkel, January 1, 1907.

father:
Cornelius Hiebert

mother:
Katherina (Wiens) Hiebert

spouse:
Katherina L. Nikkel