Seeking any information on John H. Ernst and family. John came to America in 1867 from Hessen, Germany...probably to Virginia because his first son, Rudolph, was born in Sept., 1874 in Virginia. His other children, Clara, b. 1880, Amelia, b. 1878 and Carl, b. 1884, were born in Brooklyn, New York. John married a Clara C. ???...probably in Virginia. Clara was born in Saxony. Daughter Clara married George J. Holsten in Brooklyn, about 1896.
ANY information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Pat Holsten Wilmington, NC