Descendants of Balthasar Claar
Generation No. 1
1.BALTHASAR1 CLAAR was born in Switzerland, and died in Mimbach, Germany. He married ELIZABETH HUSSON June 14, 1698 in Mimbach, Germany. She was born Bet. 1656 - 1674, and died 1713 in Mimbach, Germany.
Notes for BALTHASAR CLAAR:
janice has death date between 1703 and 1764
Children of BALTHASAR CLAAR and ELIZABETH HUSSON are:
2. i. JACOB2 CLAAR/CLAR, b. November 23, 1698, Germany; d. 1740, at sea - Atlantic Ocean.
ii. MARIA MARGARETHA CLAAR/CLAR.
Generation No. 2
2.JACOB2 CLAAR/CLAR (BALTHASAR1 CLAAR) was born November 23, 1698 in Germany, and died 1740 in at sea - Atlantic Ocean. He married ANNA MARIE REBER Bef. 1727 in Mimbach, Germany. She was born Bet. 1696 - 1726 in Mimbach, Germany, and died 1740 in at sea - Atlantic Ocean.
Children of JACOB CLAAR/CLAR and ANNA REBER are:
3. i. JOHANN SIMON3 CLAAR, b. December 17, 1732, Mimbach Webenheim Germany; d. September 12, 1812, (Bedford) Bedford PA.
ii. JOHANN MICHAEL CLAAR.
iii. MARIA LOUISA CLAAR.
iv. BARBARA CLAAR.
v. WILHELM CLAAR.
vi. NICKEL CLAAR.
Generation No. 3
3.JOHANN SIMON3 CLAAR (JACOB2 CLAAR/CLAR, BALTHASAR1 CLAAR) was born December 17, 1732 in Mimbach Webenheim Germany, and died September 12, 1812 in (Bedford) Bedford PA. He married (1) CATHERINE LINGENFELTER. He married (2) ANNA MARGARETHA KLEE Abt. 1755 in (Bedford) Manheim Twp, PA, daughter of JOHANN NICOLAUS KLEE, JR. She was born March 09, 1740/41 in (York) Manheim Twp, PA, and died Abt. 1790 in (York) PA.
Notes for JOHANN SIMON CLAAR:
from a history book copied by Janice Harrison
in approx. 1741, Johann Simon and his sister, Barbara and their parents left Germany for America. Both parents died during the voyage and were buried at sea. The children became indentured servants upon their arrival in America. In 1747, Barbara became free and sought her brother. It is not known if they ever reunited.
Johann Simon was with George Washington and Gerneal Braddock at Fort DuQuesne in the French and Indian War and was also in the Revolutionary War. For his service, he was granted land near the present Bedford County, PA fair grounds. Served as a Captain
listed birth place as Hanover, Germany and death date as Sept. 19, 1812.
buried in Bedford, PA
Notes for CATHERINE LINGENFELTER:
also known as Eve Catherine. Fathered 4 children with Eve.
Notes for ANNA MARGARETHA KLEE:
Anna Clay was a sister of the famlus Revolutionary War patriot, Henry Clay.
Only 9 children were actually Anna's.
Children of JOHANN CLAAR and CATHERINE LINGENFELTER are:
i. SAMUEL4 CLAAR.
ii. MARY SARAH? CLAAR.
iii. HENRY CLAAR.
iv. FREDERICK CLAAR.
Children of JOHANN CLAAR and ANNA KLEE are:
4. v. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 CLAAR, SR, b. March 12, 1762, (York) or (Bedford) PA; d. August 31, 1828, (Jackson) OH.
vi. JOSEPH SIMON CLAAR.
vii. WILLIAM CLAAR.
viii. JACOB CLAAR.
ix. ANNA MARIA/MARY CLAAR.
x. JOHN SR CLAAR.
xi. ELIZABETH CLAAR.
xii. SUSANNA CLAAR.
xiii. CATHERINE CLAAR.
Notes for CATHERINE CLAAR:
possible husbands name is ? Clarin.
Generation No. 4
4.GEORGE WASHINGTON4 CLAAR, SR (JOHANN SIMON3, JACOB2 CLAAR/CLAR, BALTHASAR1 CLAAR) was born March 12, 1762 in (York) or (Bedford) PA, and died August 31, 1828 in (Jackson) OH. He married BARBARA HOUSE Bef. 1790 in (York) PA. She was born Abt. 1775, and died Bef. 1860 in (Jackson) Oh.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON CLAAR, SR:
It was told to Tillberry Dixon that George served in the War of 1812.
Children of GEORGE CLAAR and BARBARA HOUSE are:
5. i. GEORGE WASHINGTON5 CLAAR, JR, b. March 12, 1798, (Bedford) PA; d. July 07, 1890, (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH.
ii. ANNA MARGARETHA CLAAR.
iii. JACOB CLAAR.
iv. SAMUEL CLAAR.
v. CONRAD CLAAR.
vi. MARY CLAAR.
vii. SARAH/SALLY CLAAR.
viii. NANCY CLAAR.
Generation No. 5
5.GEORGE WASHINGTON5 CLAAR, JR (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, JOHANN SIMON3, JACOB2 CLAAR/CLAR, BALTHASAR1 CLAAR) was born March 12, 1798 in (Bedford) PA, and died July 07, 1890 in (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH. He married MARY "POLLY" MERCER March 07, 1821 in (Beaver) PA, daughter of JOSEPH MERCER and COMFORT NOTTINGHAM. She was born Abt. 1797, and died November 23, 1869.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON CLAAR, JR:
buried: Four Mile Cemetery, Jackson County, OH
Pictures of tombstone from Jance Harrison.
Served in war of 1812 in Pennsylvania Militia in Wm Calhoun's Company
Notes for MARY "POLLY" MERCER:
buried: Four Mile Cemetery, Jackson County, OH
Pictures of tombstone from Jance Harrison
72 yrs. 10ms at death
Story told to the family - this was a scam to get money from the family:
For many years the Mercer relatives took up money at renuions to pay lawyers to try to get a claim to Manhattan settled as they thought they had settled there and owned a part of Manhattan. The claim was never resolved.
Children of GEORGE CLAAR and MARY MERCER are:
6. i. SAMUEL6 CLAAR, b. October 16, 1824, PA; d. January 18, 1891, (Jackson) Hamilton Twp, OH.
ii. JOSEPH C CLAAR, b. December 24, 1829; m. (1) MARGARET MASTERS, October 19, 1840; m. (2) MARTH ANNA ALESHIRE, October 23, 1851.
iii. ROBERT CLAAR, b. October 1822; d. September 26, 1888; m. ELIZABETH STIFFLER, August 14, 1847.
iv. SARAH ANN CLAAR, b. Abt. 1826; m. HUGH GILLARD, August 20, 1846.
v. COMFORT CLAAR, b. March 1826; m. WASHINGTON GRAY, June 25, 1846.
vi. NOTTINGHAM CLAAR, b. September 29, 1829; d. July 07, 1888; m. ARABELLA K NICHOLAS, August 05, 1853.
vii. GEORGE WASHINGTON CLAAR III, b. May 14, 1831; d. September 30, 1920; m. REBECCA KINCAID, September 12, 1850.
viii. JACOB CLAAR, b. Abt. 1832; m. CIRCIRILLER THOMAS, September 06, 1855.
Generation No. 6
6.SAMUEL6 CLAAR (GEORGE WASHINGTON5, GEORGE WASHINGTON4, JOHANN SIMON3, JACOB2 CLAAR/CLAR, BALTHASAR1 CLAAR) was born October 16, 1824 in PA, and died January 18, 1891 in (Jackson) Hamilton Twp, OH. He married (1) ELIZABETH MASTERS May 26, 1844 in (Jackson) OH, daughter of EZEKIEL MASTERS and SARAH MARSHALL. She was born Abt. 1827, and died Abt. 1881. He married (2) MARY CATHERINE NANCE December 28, 1886.
Children of SAMUEL CLAAR and ELIZABETH MASTERS are:
i. SARAH7 CLAAR, b. July 10, 1847, (Jackson) Franklin Twp, OH; d. January 14, 1926, (Jackson) Coalton, OH; m. ABRAHAM DIXON, January 31, 1867; b. September 24, 1844, (Jackson) Jackson, OH; d. February 02, 1922, (Jackson) Coalton, OH.
Notes for ABRAHAM DIXON:
"Abraham Dixon a private of Captain John L. Williams Co. K 91st regiment Ohio Infantry Volunterrs who was enrolled on the 9th day of August 1862 to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 24th day of June 1865 at Cumberland, MD." Height 5ft 10 1/2 in, dark complexion gray eyes. Occupation farmer.
recorded May 9, 1867 Vol. 4 page 357
was in sherman's march to the sea
death record vol#38904 cert# 9747