Nikki (Barr) Byer

Nikki (Barr) Byer

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Nikki Byer formerly Barr
Born 1950s.
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Biography of Nicolette "Nikki" Barr Byer

Nicolette was born on Feb. 5, 1951, the oldest child of Raymond Barr and Ruth Fagan. She grew up in the small town of North Versailles, PA and she attended South Wilmerding elementary school, a 4-room schoolhouse until 6th grade. Then she attended Green Valley for 6th grade, where she met her future husband Bob Byer. Then on to Park Terrace Jr. High, and Westinghouse Memorial High School, where she was in the last graduating class. (East Allegheny School District) in 1969.

After high school she attended Slippery Rock State College and graduated with a degree in elementary education. (1969-1973) Directly following graduation, she and Bob were married on June 23, 1973. They moved to Harrisburg, PA and she got a job teaching in Susquehanna Township School District where she taught 4th grade for 39 years before retiring in 2012.

She and her husband live in Etters, Newberry Township, York County, PA. Now that she is retired from teaching, she loves spending time with her five grandchildren. Other hobbies are gardening, reading, cooking, crafting, visiting thrift and antique stores, and genealogy. In that regard, she is going through her mother's and grandmother's albums and notes and trying to document the information to hand down to her children and grandchildren. She has written a book about her father called The Ancestry of Raymond Dayton Barr. It was published by Shutterfly and copies were given to family members. This past year, she wrote a book about her husband's mother's side of the family. It is called The Painter Family Album [1] and is a history of this large family and their descendants. An attempt was made to contact all descendants of the 13 children of Andrew Brown Painter. The book was self-published by Book Blurb and copies were purchased by many family members.


  • First hand information written by Nicolette Byer on March 9, 2015 and updated on March 2, 2016.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by comparison between second cousins Nikki (Barr) Byer (GEDmatch A649209) and Bill Hamilton Jr. (GEDmatch M912123); they share 9 matching segments greater than 7 cM each across 7 different chromosomes for a total of 236.7 cM.

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Nikki is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I would like to give recognition to my ancestors that served in the American Revolution.
My surname at birth is Barr. My family is from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
My husband is descended from Michael John Byer from Parkersburg, WV. His grandfather moved to Pittsburgh, PA. Originally the family name was spelled Beier.
I enjoy solving puzzles, and connecting people to the global tree is one giant puzzle to me.
My Fagan line is from Ebensburg, Cambria County PA and migrated to Braddock, Allegheny, PA.
My great grandmother was Annabelle Ross Foreman from Winchester VA.
The Friedlings came to America from Germany and settled in Pittsburgh and some later to Florida.
I am interested in the immigrant family that settled in the Shenandoah Valley region of Colonial Virginia.
My grandmother was a Lavelle whose family came from County Mayo, Ireland and settled in Pittsburgh, PA.
My great grandmother Bridget Agnes Lynch was born in England, but her family originated in Ireland. She immigtated to America and settled in Pennsylvania.
My Miller side of the family is descended from Christian Miller (Mueller) fro Bedford County, PA.
My husband's mother's name was Painter, from Pitcairn, Allegheny, PA. Her father was Andrew Brown Painter.
My great grandfather Danford B Smith was descended from James Smith from Bedford County, PA.
I am interested in the Hottel, Keller, Ringer, Snapp and Foreman families that settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
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Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

Hello Nikki,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Southern Colonies and Southern Pioneers

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building.

The badge will be removed.

Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project should your interests shift back in this direction.Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Nikki!

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies

1) Were you active in the recent months in Southern Colonies. What contributions ?

2) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hi Nikki, thanks for the message.

I came to invite you to the Weekend Chat but saw on your page that I had posted an invite just last week. I didn't wish to bother you or inundate you with tons of invites to the Chat so I just edited the previous post to include the newest link in case you were inclined to check it out.

Come on over... it goes one more day. Interesting stuff to read and more. Gets better every week.

Hope to see you there :)

posted by Keith Hathaway
Thank you for your wonderful work on the profiles of Frederick Joseph Pfoff and Apollonia Myers, they look great!
posted by Mary Bonk
Thank you for responding so quick Nikki! And thanks for adding me to Benjamin and James Barr' s profiles. The only other one I would really like added would be Benjamin's second wife, Julia Ann Lynn, Lynn-1385, my 3x great grandmother. It might be weird, but she has been my "genealogy muse", the one ancestor who I would choose to meet if I could. :-)
Thank you Nikki for all your hard work on updating My Grandma and Grandpa's profiles!!!

Very appreciated. Donna

Nikki is 20 degrees from Donald Howard, 20 degrees from Julia Howe and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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