Janet I know it's been a while sense you posted this. I understand that the two Jacob are not related, at least not closely. I am descended from Jacob Ehrsam born 06-15-1831 died 02-10-1917, that married Elizabeth Ellenbarger born 04-11-1838 died in 1923. They married in 1862. They had 9 kids. There 1st born is Ernst Ehrsam I be leave it to be Ernie Ernst Ehrsam. Born 12-08-1862 died 01-08-1952. Ernie or Ernst Ehrsam is my grate grandfather. He married Elisabeth Amstutz on 04-21-1889. She was born 03-19-1867 died 12-19-1917. They had 18 kids. My grandfather is #11, Edwin R Ehrsam born 09-13-1903 died 05-26-1995. He married Maria Conceicao Madruga. She was born 04-220-1903 died 08-29-1997. They had 2 kids together. My Dad is #2 Patrick Howard Ehrsam Born 03-29-1944. He married Caroline Ann Castodio born 02-24-1945 died 04-03-2009. They had 4 kids. I'm #4. Edwin Ray Ehrsam Born 12-26-1969. I married Susanna Torres. we have 3 kids. Ashley Paige Ehrsam born 06-29-1994. Edwin Ray Ehrsam JR. name changed to Edwin R Ehrsam born 07-08-1996. Madison Nicole Ehsram born 12-19-1997.