Barbara was a daughter of Conrad and Maria Magdalena Yerian. She was baptized Lutheran as Susanna Barbara on April 20, 1767, in Allemangel by Rev. Daniel Schumacher. Sponsors Jacob Shuck and Susanna Barbara Hedingern. In the 1790 census of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, there are 4 females in the home of Conrad. One of these may be Susanna Barbara, but there is no further record of her. By 1795, Conrad and his family were in Wythe County, Virginia.