Ron Siebler is a 5th generation craftsman who continues the family's longstanding traditions of woodworking and blacksmithing.
His father, Harold Siebler (b. 1919), grew up working as a mechanic with his dad, Albert. He also spent time in his grandfather's blacksmith shop. With the outbreak of WWII, Harold became an aircraft maintenance officer, and subsequently, an Instructor with the Air Force.
grandfather, started his
career as a blacksmith in William's shop, and then became a
successful auto-mechanic with Siebler's Service Garage in Loop City, Nebraska.
Siebler’s great-grandfather, William Siebler
apprenticed as both a blacksmith and farrier in Germany. In 1887,
William immigrated to Cornlea, Nebraska, where he opened the
blacksmith and wagon shop. In 1912, William moved his
blacksmith shop to Aurora, Nebraska.
Ron's great-great grandfather, Friedric
Siebler (1840-1875), was a wheelwright
and wagon maker in the village of Nöttingen, Germany.
For even more family information, visit The Siebler Family History Project.
William Siebler inside his blacksmith shop with
youngest daughter, Mildred, and youngest son, Lee.
Aurora, Nebraska. Circa 1932.
Ron Siebler "Forging A Tradition" in his
Great-grandfather's Blacksmith shop at the
Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, Nebraska.
Ron Siebler in his Dallas shop/studio.
Albert Siebler's Service Garage, Loup City, Nebraska.
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