Mary Elizabeth Claar

11 February 1845–8 February 1922 (Age 77)
Jackson, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Claar was born on 11 February 1845, in Jackson, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph C Claar, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Masters, was 29. She married Levi Broshar on 28 February 1867, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Taylor Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 February 1922, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Levi Broshar
1841–1903
Mary Elizabeth Claar
1845–1922
Marriage: 28 February 1867
Albert Edward Broshar
1868–1926
Cora May Broshar
1869–1941
Harvey G Broshar
1871–1950
Pearl Claar Broshar
1876–1925
Pearl C.
1876–
Arthur Broshar
1882–1884
Levi Earl Broshar
1887–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 February 1867
Appanoose, Iowa, United States
children

(7)

    Albert Edward Broshar

    Male1868–1926Male

    Cora May Broshar

    Female1869–1941Female

    Male1871–1950Male

    Pearl Claar Broshar

    Male1876–1925Male

    Pearl C.

    Female1876–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph C Claar

    Male1820–1901Male

    Margaret Masters

    Female1816–1850Female

siblings

(7)

    Sarah Jane Clair

    Female1842–1914Female

    Female1845–1922Female

    Comfort Claar

    Female1845–1895Female

    George Claar

    Male1846–1928Male

    Male1848–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 1

Iowa is the 29th state.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 21

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch or German Klaar. The first, according to Debrabandere, is from the female personal name Clara. The German surname is a topographic name from a minor place near Braunschweig, or a nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German klar, ‘pure’, ‘pretty’, ‘sensible’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Broshar in household of Levi Broshar, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Mary E Broshar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Brasher in household of Levi Brasher, "United States Census, 1900"

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