Since I don't know much on this line, the Hillman's are the ones connected directly, I thought I would give it a try.
Can I ask, what was the little girls name that was left with the relative here in Ky or OH.
I don't think I read that.
I did find an Ernest or Earnest Mahlman here in Northern Ky, that has 2 little girls, Mary 5 and Bertha 3 both b. OH - he from Hanover, he's a cabinet maker, this is 1860 Kenton co. Ky - no wife listed.
I love genealogy and will help if I can.