I don't know if my Ernys are connected to yours. My great grandfather, John Henry Erny (Erni?) came to the US from Bern, Switzerland. He was born about 1836, and died in 1905. He lived in Pittsburgh and was married to Emma Ris (also from Switz.) I don't know when he came to the US or who his parents were. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Marianne.