I realize you posted your message quite some time ago! I have a Frank Baier who was born in PA about the same time. He was the brother of my great grandfather, Mathias George Baier(1856-1930)who married Suzanne C. Eck in 1879. They had 11 childdren. Maithias and Suzanne are buried in Bastress, PA.
His brother, Frank was 18 years old in 1880 and was a farm labor. I have other siblings as:George, Anthony, John, Julie and Teresa.
Is there a connection here to your family? I have very little information about their parents and would be eager to know more. Thanks very much.