I am really at a stumbling block with my husbands family. His father did not even know his grand parents names. His father was Robert Byer, born in Chicago, Ill in 1898. He had an Uncle named Myer Bafsky. His fathers name looks to be Abraham Byer in NJ (WW 1 registration card) with a possible brother named Israel. I can't find any likely Byer's in the 1900 census though. They all came from Russia/Poland around 1895/6. It is possible the name was changed to Byer to anglicize it. My father in law says his father Robert (Bob) came from a family with lots of kids. That is really all he knows. I can't even tie Myer Bafsky into them, although I can find him all over the place with his family.