Looking for information on Joseph (possibly Josef)Adam Ernst, who was born in 1837. Joseph emigrated to the USA in 1854, departing Le Havre, France and landing in New York on 29 August 1854.
Joseph married Adeline Mary Hechinger (b. 1844) and lived in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri until his death sometime after 1920. Joseph and Mary's children were: Francis J. A. Ernst, b. 1867 John W. Ernst, b.1868 Mary A. Ernst, b. 1873 Florence Ernst, b. 1876
Joseph is my great-great grandfather. Any information, especially about Joseph's parentage and European origins (suspect Prussia or Bavaria) would be greatly appreciated.