Chris, got your e-mail from 11/00. As in my previous message I don't believe there is any relationship with Ernest. Although I can't be sure because I keep running into dead ends. My family was catholic, I believe my ggrandfathers father was also named Ernest. There could be some relation but I'm not sure where it would be. Ernest lived in Illinois as did his brother(Chicago). If this sounds familiar maybe there is some connection. I wish I had better news because I would really like to break through these dead ends.