Ernest was the son of Alfred and Laura Samantha (Weaver) Uhlmann.
Ernest, age 18, was living in Buckhart, MO, when he registered for the WWI Draft on Sept. 12, 1918. his nearest relative was shown as Laura Uhlmann, his mother. His occupation was shown as farming in Buckhart. He was described as tall & medium build with blue eyes & black hair.
He married Grace M. Burns in Flint, Michigan, on April 16, 1927. Mildred Carol & Doris were the names of two of their three children.