I'm Valerie Barbie, I live in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA. My great-grandfather is Johann Barbie and his wife was Gertrude Barbie I believe they dropped the r when they moved to Stark County, North Dakota. I know that came from either Ernsthausin or Kathreinfeld, Hungary and originally came from the Alsace/Lorraine region of France.
I'm looking for further information on my family as I haven't really found anything that goes beyond them. I haven't even been able to locate ship records on Johann and Gertrude.