I saw your e-mail post on genealogy.com from way back in May of 2000 and thought I might possibly have a connection to your August Emrich.
My Emrichs (spelled Emmerich) lived in Baltimore at the same time - I only have back to a Ludwig Emmerich, my great-great grandfather (b. 1831 Hesse, Germany d. 1891 Baltimore) who had 5 sons including an August and 5 daughters.
The 4 other brothers were Henry Jacob (b. 1856 d. 1936), William (b. 1865 d. ?), John (b. 1865 d. ?), Ludwig Andrew (b. 1862 d. 1921), and August (b. 1870 d. ?).The August I have married an "Anna B."
Not sure if there is a connection.My information is far from complete and my August's birth year is a bit off from yours.But given the timeframe, the number of brothers you mentioned in your post, and the location of the family from Germany, thought I'd contact you.I am descended from Ludwig Andrew Emmerich.
I'd love to be able to trace this family back a ways.It's been a challenge.