I can trace back as far as Valerian Jay Barta with certainty:
Valerian Jay Barta
Birth 17 Oct 1898 in Veselyville, Walsh, North Dakota, USA
Death 14 January 1974 in Fergus County, Montana
I am having a difficult time solidifying Valerian Jay's parents as there are 2 generations of Frank Barta's that may be related (brother and father?), and a completely different line of Barta's altogether that could be the correct lineage.
I am a grand daughter of Valerian's daughter, Shirley Donna Barta Wall Peres.