Piglet's Genealogy Pages:
These are the descendants of Hans Ernst and Verena Krebser of Switzerland
I'm a double descendant, I suppose, as I descend from two different paths, which split after Felix Earnest but rejoin in the marriage of Charles Robertson and Eliza Whittenberg.
Two houses built by Henry Earnest in Greene County still stand, on opposite banks of the Nolichucky River, near Chuckey---the bridge between them is also named for one of his descendants.
You'll also find his name on the historical marker in that county at Ebenezer Methodist Church--first Methodist church in Tennessee, and the original membership was 4/5ths Earnests.
Documentation of relationships is variable, not all these links are certain. Please don't take this site as "gospel" but rather as "to the best of my knowledge right now."
Family group sheets:
Other surnames not listed above:
- Hans Ernst, about 1586-?
- Hans Jakob Ernst, 1608-?
- Hans Heinrich Ernst, 1641/2-?
- Ulrich Ernst, 1671-1698/9
- Felix Ernst, 1704/5-1742
- Henry Earnest (Heinrich Ernst), 1730-1809
- Felix Earnest, 1762-1842
The lines reunify:
- Mabel Robertson, 1876-1902
- Velma Edna Butcher, 1895-1963
- Norma Eileen Purcell, 1921-1994
, Henry's Mary and her ancestors
Spouses of Earnests for whom I know no ancestors:
(Wives in family groups with surnames other than Earnest will be found on the main page for that family.)
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