The Claar family as far as can be determined descends to Balthasar
Clar in Mimbach, Germany in 1665. The name was changed to Claar by a grand son Johann. It is unclear when the migration to America took place. It appears that Bedford County, Pa was the settling place. Research was conducted for several years, going back to Daniel Claar. Upon using Family Tree maker and following the Claar linage up to Johann Simon the addition of the connecting link Fredrick completed the Family Line. Art Claar was born as Arliss Edward Claar to Francis Marion Claar and Clara Elvira Harr Claar. The Family, consisting of 4 other children; Audrey, Marjorie, Virgil, and Joyce, lived in Altoona for several years before moving to Bellwood, Pa were they grew up. Art became an outstanding athlete, football, basketball and track. He received a full football scholarship to Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. He won numberous football honors: All Confewrence 3 years, Honorable mention UPS All American in 1947 & 1948, 1st team All American by the Zeke Holgate Sporting News, Small College All Southern, All time Catawba Team, Outstanding Senior Athlete Class 1949 at Catawba.
He has two Children, a daughter, Lynn and a son Kim. He met and married Maxine Abercrombie who had three sons,Harvey, Mark, and Jaames. They resided in Burlington NC. Maxine was a Science teacher and Supervisor with Alamance-Burlington School System. Art was a Coach and Assistant Principal in the school system.