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We traveled to Blocher Cemetery in Garrett County Md. searching for gravesites of our 3rd great grandparents, Susanna (Loar) and Jesse Wesley Chaney. The cold and the wind on the mountaintop was humbling and while we could not locate markers for them, we found a corner lot with a Loar and JOC which may have been kin with space for unmarked graves. Susanna is the daughter of Sarah (Eckhart) and Jacob Loar.

Jacob immigrated to America on the ship Union in 1774. On board was Saras brother George Adam Eckhart. Jacob served in the Revolutionary War and was awarded land to settle in Loartown of Allegany County. Jacob and Sarah married in 1787 and had 11 kids. In 1793, Jacob was on record as being a shoemaker. In 1812 Jacob was one of the founders of the First Lutheran Church in Frostburg.

Sarah Eckhart was born in Frederick County Md. She married in Allegany County. The Loar and Eckhart families were associated with life in Western Maryland since 1780. The village of Eckhart Mines is named for Sarahs Dad George. George immigrated to American from Germany in 1750 on the ship Patience.