Offering the possibility of another route for your search. It may be that your GG grandfather was a namesake for his mother's branch of your family tree. The timeline allows the probable search years of 1800-1840 for the parents of Barnhart Viehderfer. Without doubt they are of Germanic descent; the majority of Barnharts are Bavarian, pre-Hugenaut movement, with French influences on their German culture. This includes their carved wood furniture, cheese making, and the manner in which they ran their farms and dairies.
Your ancestor's first name is most likely the surname of either his mother or another influential family member. Altho it may sound unusual as a first name, it is as common as Smith or Jones as a PA surname. Sorry about that.
Another suggestion is early land records_ if Barnhart's grandfather (or father) served in the Militia during the early days of settlement 1800-1820, he was most likely paid in "land script". This was usually provided to retiring soldiers in packages of 200 and 400 acre plots in lieu of wages. There was no money in the US Treasury to pay the soldiers for their terms of service. Many early families began entire settlements from "land script".
Hope this gives direction to your search.
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