He was born on February 14, 1835 in Benneburg, Germany. Immigrated to the US as a young man not much is known as to the exact date of his arrival or his early years prior to March 18, 1860 when he was married to Barbara Nelk in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Penna. She also was born circa 1822 in Germanyshe was believed to be an orphan as a young woman had to tendto sheep and goats to raise money for her passage to the US. Christian was her second husband her first husband was Henry Mandle nothing more is known on her first marriage. Christian and Barabara had their first childon Dec 25, 1860 Catherine Edna Schaar was born she would later marry John Henry Stumpf. On December 14, 1863 in Trenton New Jersey Christian would enlist into the Civil War he would serve as a private in the Co. L3rd Regt New Jersey Cavalry Volunteers. In November of 1864 ordered to help in chopping down some locust trees to be used to block the road to slow the enemy advance near the town of Winchester Viringia upon chopping a large locust tree as the tree fell it threw Christian into the air upon landing he fell onto the ax blade with his right knee cutting deeply into said knee. OnApril 10, 1865 Christian was discharged from Military service in Washington D.C. The next few years are uncertain as to the movement of Christian and family Also in 1865 his second child was born on August 8, 1865 Charles F. Schaar which would mean that his wife must have been with him while he was still in military he spent his last year moving from hospitals in Winchester,Viringia to Baltimore, and Phila. Charles F. Schaar obit states that he was born in Dayton Ohio. Although his service record doesn’t state any trips to Dayton by the birth of his son he was out of the military service as to why he was in Dayton in August 1865 no one well know for sure perhaps visiting friends he meet while serving or relatives that we don’t know of. Later in June of 1908 he would be admitted to the Old Soldiers Home in Dayton Ohio were he would stay until his death on Dec 2, 1913 at age 78. He was buried in the National Cemetery in Dayton section one roll two grave 19.He might have had a brother which came over with him in one census lists a charles schaar but later census doesn,t show him he either died or moved else where. I find it odd that christian went to ohio after being released from the army and he went to ohio before coming back to where he had his home. I do not have my records with me right known I have them out on loan. can any shed any light on this couple.