John Gar was a weaver and a devout Lutheran. He was a lineal descendant of the Gars who were honored with a crest by the great Emperor Charles V in 1519. John Gar's obituary reads "The 22nd May, 1738, afternoon, between three and four o’clock, died tranquilly, and was buried the 24th, John Gar the older, Grand Ducal Wurtemburgisch subject and weaver, eighty years old, less six months and five days – a man who meant sincerely with God and his neighbors, and whose memory is properly blessed, because nothing but good and praiseworthy can be said of him."
The Gar Family Crest
George Seidelmann (1641-1716) and Barbara Wambach (1657-?) Married 1686 in Illenschwang, Bavaria, Germany
George Seidelmann and Barbara Wambach were born and died in Illenschwang, Bavaria, Germany.
Hans Thomas Blankenbuhler (1652-1691) and Anna Barbara Schon (1664-1743) Married 1680 in Neuenburg, Germany
Hans Thomas Blankenbuhler was born in Gresten, Austria, and died in Neuenburg, Germany. Anna Barbara Schon was born in Neuenburg, Germany, and died in Virginia. Children of Hans Thomas Blankenbuhler and Anna Barbara Schon:
After Hans Thomas Blankenbuhler died in 1691, Anna Barbara Schon married Johann Jacob Schluchter (1653-1698), and they had one son named Heinrich. After Johann's death, Anna married Cyriacus Fleischmann in 1701, and they had three children, Maria Catharina (1702-1702), Maria Catharina (1704-?), and John Peter Fleischmann (1708-?). Anna, Cyriacus, and all of Anna's living children from her three marriages, traveled to Virginia in 1717 as part of the Second Germanna Colony.
Location of (A) Neuenburg and (B) Illenschwang, Germany