Family:Andreas Garr and Eva Seidelmann (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? 23 FEB 1711 Illenschwang, Dunkhofbuhl, Germany
Alt Marriage? 23 FEB 1710/11 Illenschwang, Bavaria
24 NOV 1711 Prob. Germany
20 MAR 1714/15
15 MAY 1721
29 NOV 1716
13 SEP 1718
15 JUL 1727
20 OCT 1719
30 NOV 1724
24 FEB 1720/21
26 NOV 1724
15 AUG 1722
22 NOV 1724
24 APR 1724
20 JUL 1727
6 MAY 1726
20 JUL 1727
15 JUL 1728
11 Feb 1729/30 Prob. Virginia
Aft. 1754
ABT 1752

Descendants of Andreas "Andrew" Gaar

Generation No. 1

1. ANDREAS "ANDREW"1 GAAR was born 14 Jun 1685 in Frankenhofen, Middlefranken, Germany, and died 1730 in Orange County, Virginia. He married EVA SEIDELMANN 23 Feb 1710/11 in Illenschwang, Bavaria, daughter of GEORG SEIDELMANN and BARBARA WAMBACH. She was born 23 Feb 1684/85 in Sinbroun, Germany, and died 1778 in Culpeper County, Virginia.

Notes for ANDREAS "ANDREW" GAAR: Ship "Loyal Judith", of London, Robert Turpin, Master from Rotterdam. Arrived Sept. 25, 1732, passengers included:

Char (Gaar), Adam Age 20 (possibly a son of Andreas) Chars (Gaar), Andreas Age 47

rom "Germanna History", notes (

Andrew Garr had two daughters, that we know of, in America; Rosina, who married Theobald Christler, and Elizabeth Barbara Garr, who married Michael Blankenbaker. Apparently, he had another daughter who was born in America. Is this possible? Eva Seidelmann Garr, wife of Andrew Garr, was born in 1689. They came to America in 1732, and letters written to Germany at the end of the year do not mention another member of the family. They do mention that a daughter, besides the two above who came with them, had died in Pennsylvania. In 1733, Eva would have been 44 years old. It is possible that she had another child.

I have to assume this child married Christian "Tivall". In 1751, Andrew Garr had a warrant for land in the Shenandoah Valley. If we assume that this unnamed daughter was still living then when Andrew Garr assigned the warrant to Christian, she might have been about 18 years old. So far, there is nothing impossible in the story. Christian Tivall had the property surveyed in 1752. His wife, the daughter of Andrew Garr, died about this time and Christian felt badly about taking the land from Andrew. I would assume that, if there had been children of Christian and the unnamed Garr daughter, Christian would have kept the land in trust for the heir. Instead, Christian assigned his rights to another son-in-law of Andrew Garr, namely, Theobald Christler. The word "assigned" could be interpreted as either a gift or a sale.

The name Tivall is reinforced as connected with the Gaar/Garr family by another Warrant & Survey.

"Lawrence Garr of Culpeper, 4 Jan 1749/50, 3 Feb 1750, on South Fork Shannondoah. Chain carriers: Tivall & Zacharias Blancumbaker." I do think the surveyor was confused when he wrote up the survey results. He implied there was a Tivall Blancumbaker but a more correct reading would probably be "XYZ" Tivall where XYZ was most likely Christian. I will add some more to these thoughts in the following notes.

Andreas Gar b. 14 June 1685

Andreas Gar|b. 14 Jun 1685|p95.htm#i2837|John George Gar|b. 17 Nov 1657\nd. 22 May 1738|p96.htm#i2857|Elizabeth Barbara Scheubel|b. 8 Jun 1663|p96.htm#i2858|Andreas Gaar|b. 15 Jan 1629\nd. 22 Oct 1704|p99.htm#i2968|Apollonia Grimm|b. 4 Jan 1630\nd. 18 Dec 1704|p99.htm#i2969|George W. Schuebel|b. 17 Sep 1641\nd. 29 Jun 1666|p99.htm#i2970|Margaretha Stoiz|b. 1641\nd. 13 Oct 1705|p100.htm#i2971| Charts Ancestors of Sandra Barrett

    Andreas Gar was born on 14 June 1685 at Frankenhofen, Mttlfr, Bavaria, Germany.1 He married Eva Seidelmann, daughter of Georg Seidelmann and Barbara Wambach, on 23 February 1711 at Illenschwang, Bavaria.1

Last Edited=25 Jun 1999 Children of Andreas Gar and Eva Seidelmann John Adam Gar b. 24 Nov 1711 Rosina Gaar+ b. 11 Aug 1713, d. a 1807 Elizabeth Barbara Gar b. 20 Mar 1715, d. 15 May 1721 Lorenz Gar b. 29 Nov 1716, d. 1753 Andreas Gar b. 13 Sep 1718, d. 15 Jul 1727 Eve Maria Gar b. 20 Oct 1719, d. 30 Nov 1724 Anna Margharetta Gar b. 24 Feb 1721, d. 26 Nov 1724 Hans George Gar b. 15 Aug 1722, d. 22 Nov 1724 John Gar b. 24 Apr 1724, d. 20 Jul 1727 John Leonard Gar b. 6 May 1726, d. 20 Jul 1727 Maria Barbara Gar b. 15 Jul 1728, d. 1732 Elizabeth Barbara Gar b. 11 Feb 1730 Citations [S145] Garr, Genealogy.


  • i. JOHN ADAM2 GAAR, b. 24 Nov 1711.
  • ii. ROSINA GAAR, b. 11 Aug 1713, Prob. Germany; d. 1807, Virginia; m. THEOBALD 'DEOBOLD' FAWATT CRISTLER, Abt. 1736, Culpeper County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1700, Rotterdam, Holland; d. 1776, Culpeper County, Virginia.


Theobald Fawatt Crisler was born circa 1700 at Rotterdam, Holland.1 He married Rosina Gaar, daughter of Andreas Gar and Eva Seidelmann, circa 1736 at Culpeper Co, VA.1 Theobald Fawatt Crisler died in 1776 at Culpeper Co, Virginia.

Last Edited=23 Jan 2008 Children of Theobald Fawatt Crisler and Rosina Gaar Adam Crisler Leonard Crisler David Crisler Andrew Crisler Catherine Crisler Mary Crisler Henry Crisler b. 1737, d. 1811 John George Crisler b. c 1745, d. 13 Apr 1818 Margaret Crisler b. c 1750 Elizabeth Crisler+ b. 1752 Michael Crisler b. 17 Dec 1752, d. 29 Nov 1836 Citations [S298] Jr William Neville Crisler, Genealogy of Kreisler-Crisler. From "Germanna History", Notes:(

Michael Crisler, the son of Theobald Crisler and Rosina Gaar, had married the widow Mary Ann (Thomas) Debolt. Mary Ann Thomas was the daughter of Michael Thomas, the son of John Thomas and Anna Maria Blankenbaker, both of Neuenbuerg. It seems to me that a connection had been carried from Neuenbuerg to America.

  • iii. ELIZABETH BARBARA GAAR, b. 20 Mar 1714/15; d. 15 May 1721.
  • iv. LORENZ GAAR, b. 29 Nov 1716; d. 1753.
  • v. ANDREAS GAAR, b. 13 Sep 1718; d. 15 Jul 1727.
  • vi. EVE MARIE GAAR, b. 20 Oct 1719; d. 30 Nov 1724.
  • vii. ANNA MARGHARETTA GAAR, b. 24 Feb 1720/21; d. 26 Nov 1724.
  • viii. HANS GEORGE GAAR, b. 15 Aug 1722; d. 22 Nov 1724.
  • ix. JOHN GAAR, b. 24 Apr 1724; d. 20 Jul 1727.
  • x. JOHN LEONARD GAAR, b. 06 May 1726; d. 20 Jul 1727.
  • xi. MARIA BARBARA GAAR, b. 15 Jul 1728; d. 1732.
  • xii. ELIZABETH BARBARA GAAR, b. 11 Feb 1729/30, prob. Virginia; d. Aft. 1754; m. MICHAEL BLANKENBAKER, Bef. 1749, Culpeper County, Virginia; b. 1726, Madison County, Virginia.

Notes for MICHAEL BLANKENBAKER: From post:

From: <> Subject: re: John Wilhoit and Nancy Smith Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 08:33:56 -0400 (EDT)

My research is still at the stage of finding direction from collecting research already done and trying to sort it out, in regard to this part of the family. Here is what I have found.

There are conflicting ideas as to the name of Nancy, Margaret or whoever this woman was. Most agree she was a Smith but I have found noone yet with an idea as to how she may connect to the Smiths across the way in Madison, or if she was even part of that family.

The information that I have found seems to agree with your cousin regarding Aaron and Mary Yeager and Matilda being their child (youngest - born 1810).

As for John's second wife, Elizabeth Blankenbaker, she seems to be daughter of Michael Blankenbaker (b 1726 in Madison), grandson of Hans Nicholas (immigrant); and Elizabeth Barbara Gaar (b 2/11/1729or30). I am not sure how she is related to your John David Blankenbaker. She is a first cousin once removed from Sarah Blankenbaker who married Joseph Thornton Wilhoit. They are my ancestors. JT was Matildas much older brother.

If anyone else out there has any different or additional information on this please feel free.

Dennis Wilhite

  • xiii. DAUGHTER GAAR, b. 1733; d. Abt. 1752; m. CHRISTIAN TIVALL.