Sep. 20, 1878 Dearborn Heights Wayne County Michigan, USA
Mar., 1964 Detroit Wayne County Michigan, USA
He was cristened Sigmund Ernst Georg Hoffmann when he was born to Wilhelm Hoffmann and Henriette Holzkamp in Dearborn Heights, Michigan on September 20, 1878.
He married Anna Geiskemier on September 26, 1906 in Detroit where he was employed as a teamster. They made their home on Vermont Avenue in Detroit where they raised five children; Agnes, Helen, William, Florence, and Marian. Agnes died as a child.
Ernest worked a variety of jobs throughout his life mostly centered around automobiles--a teamster, chauffeur, mechanic, shipping clerk, auto factory maintenence worker, and finally he worked out of the Ford Motor Company administrative building before his retirement.
Ernest died in March 1964 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.