I have a John C. Barnick, born January 1899 in Detroit, Michigan. His father however was Christian Barnick from Pomerania, Germany and then Saginaw, MI. John C. had a son Johnny. John C. was one of 11 children. Christian is my gr-grandmothers brother.
I have no James R. Barnick from PA. in my files. Does the Jan. 1899 birtdate match for your dad? Feel free to EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org