Frank Sieber president of The Lima Brewing Company,
was born in Seneca County, Ohio, May 25, 1862, and is a son of Frank and
Caroline (Elses) Sieber.
The father of Mr. Sieber was born in Germany. By trade he was a
cabinet maker. He married Caroline Elses, also of German extraction, and
they had a family of three children.
Frank Sieber was reared through the years of childhood in his
native county, where he attended the local schools and gave particular
attention to music, for which he has great talent. In 1884 he engaged in
hotel-keeping and continued in that line until 1899 when he became
president of The Lima Brewing Company. The officers of this company
are: Frank Sieber, president; Gus Spannagel, vice-president; and E. W.
Charles, secretary and treasurer. The Lima Brewing Company manufactures
lager beer and malt extract, its products being of fine quality and
possessing healthful tonic properties. Employment is given to 26 men. The
plant is the largest of its kind in Allen County.
Mr. Sieber was united in marriage with Mary Knarr, a daughter of
John Knarr, and they have a family of six children. Their comfortable
home is situated at No. 402 West Market street. The family belongs to
the Catholic Church.
Fraternaly Mr. Sieber is an Elk and has always taken a great
deal of interest in the order. He is one of the city's well-known
citizens, a man of charitable instincts, energetic and public spirited,
who enjoys the esteem of a very wide circle of friends.