1864: July. Born Farmingdale, Sangamon County, Illinois to Franklin Ernst (native of Germany) and Sarah Jane Ross Short Earnst (of Adair, Kentucky). His father was n elder in the Presbyterian Church.
1870: Federal Census of Sangamon County, Illinois w/parents
1880: Federal Census of Sangamon County, Illinois w/parents
1888: B.A. from Carthage College
1890: summer: Stated Supply at Virginia, Illinois
1891: Apr 15. Licensed, Presbytery of Springfield
1891: summer: Stated Supply at Murrayville and Chester, Illinois
1891: winter: stated supply at Bates, Illinois
1892: graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary
1892: June 8. ordained. Presbytery of Niobrara.
1892 – 1895: Pastor at Wayne, Nebraska
Ph.D. from Wooster College, Ohio ????
1894: married Mabel Gambel
1895: Mar. son Edgar L. Ernst born in Nebraska
1895 – 1896: stated supply at Carroll, Iowa
1896: M. A. from Carthage College
1896-1898: pastor at Carroll, Iowa
1899-1903: pastor of South Church, Galena, Illinois
1900: Federal Census of Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois w/wife
1903-1910: pastor of First Presbyterian, Macomb, Illinois
1907: son Albert F. Ernst, Jr. born in Illinois
1910: Federal Census of Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois w/wife
1910-1912+?: Pastor at First Presbyterian of Grand Island, Nebraska
1920, 1930, 1940: Federal Census of Omaha, Nebraska
Pastor for 18 years in Omaha; taught 6 years at Omaha Seminary
1949: moved to Corpus Christi, TX
1957: May. died in Texas; buried Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
He was a member of the Masons, Knights Templar, and the Sons of the American Revolution
- Obituary in Corpus Christie Times, May 30, 1957.
- Herald & Presbyter. Vol. 91. http://books.google.com/books?id=wsMpAAAAYAAJ
- The Ministerial Directory: Of the Ministers in the Presbyterian Church edited by Edgar Sutton Robinson. http://archive.org/stream/presbyterianchur00hubb#page/n3/mode/2up
- Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Sangamon County. 1912. By Newton Bateman. http://books.google.com/books?id=_68yAQAAMAAJ
- General catalogue of the McCormick theological seminary of the Presbyterian. http://books.google.com/books?id=cHU7AAAAYAAJ