William (or Wilhelm) Ernst was born in Germany, June 1831. He came to the U.S. in 1857.6 years later he married Minnie (or Wilhelmina) who came from Germany in 1858. They settled near West Branch/Iowa City in Johnson County. I believe they farmed. They had 2, possibly 3 children, Jerome, Mary & ???Mary was my great-grandmother.Mary married Humphrey Shay & they had 2 daughters, Mina (named after her grandmother) & Irene.Mina married Edward Teslik and Irene married William Wolfe.I have a photo of William & Minnie Ernst. I would like any information that anyone might have that fits this family's history.