John's father, George BARR (sometimes BAR -- originally w/umlaut) came to US from Germany, first to NY then MN about 1856. George was bro. to my g-g-grandfather, Nicholas BARR, in NY. Another brother Lawrence BAR, who went on to Centralia, WA, wrote a history of their migrations -- coming to America, to NY, PA, MN, SD, ID, WA, and more. Details on their parents, and generations to their grandchildren included. Notes "My Brother George's son... John died in 1905 or 1907 in Potter County, South Dakota. He left a wife and five children. They have 700 acres of prairie land and raise stock."
I Seek descendants -- Will gladly share info.