Hi, I am also related to an Ernst (Eliza Jane Ernst) born 02/05/1852 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Could this be the same daughter born of your Ernst mentioned in your e-mail? I had thought earlier that her father was Daniel Ernst b. 1812 in Ohio and bother Caroline Burger but the more I have looked it sounds like I have the wrong parents of Eliza. Do you have any idea?