SIEBER, CHARLES F., proprietor of the Harrisburg Soap Factory, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, December 10, 1834. He is a son of Christian and Barbara Sieber, who spent their lives and died in Germany. He received his education and learned the soap and candle making trade in Germany, In 1854 he came to this country and located at Lancaster, Pa., where he entered the employment of his step-brother, Herman Muller. He remained with him till 1860, when he returned to his native land on a visit to his friends and relatives. In 1862 he located in Harrisburg, and has since been continuously engaged in business in this city.
He was married at Lancaster, Pa., October l, l861, to Mary Elizabeth Bissinger, a native of Germany. To them have been born ten children, seven of whom are living, namely: Mary Elizabeth, Louisa, wife of Hummel K. Maeyer, residing in Harrisburg: Emily, wife of W.D. Harris, residing in Harrisburg: Bertha, Frederick C., and Lillie.
Mr. Sieber is a member of Peace and Plenty Lodge, No. 69, I.O.O.F.: Harrisburg Encampment, No. 301, I.O.O.F.; and Corn-planter Tribe, No. 61, I.O.R.M. In political views he is a Democrat. The family attend the Lutheran church. As man, merchant and citizen, Mr. Sieber ranks with the first.