The Emmerts hail from Germany initially, but the specific city and region are in debate. What is certain is that (our line) immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1732 and remained there until migrating to the mid-west. Another possible branch ended up in Tennessee, but the exact relation is unknown.
Other key families related to the Emmerts are:
Bentall - Wagoner - Stevens - Craft
The Tiptons are long-time residents of Kentucky and only recently moved north into Ohio. Their origins are likely from England in the mid 18th century, but an exact date is unknown. Jonathan Tipton (b. 1750) was possibly the one who immigrated.
Other key families related to the Tiptons are:
Friend - Grieshop - Rison - Blevins