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Paul Ernest Geringer

Paul Ernest Geringer, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Geringer, was born near Mount Ayr, IA. on July 31, 1895, and departed this life August 10, 1924, at his home with his parents in Wolf Point MT., being 29 years and 10 days of age.  In 1901 his parents moved to Mount Ayr, IA., and Ernest, as he was called, attended school there, where he was leader in his classes and in athletic sports.  In March 1910, his father and brothers settled homesteads in Dawson County, Montana, and Ernest not being well, joined them in April 1910.  Ernest was always a great lover of nature and enjoyed the frontier life, spending many happy hours out upon the hills meditating on the handiwork of the Creator, and at night he would lie outside the tent and view the stars and speak of the greatness of God.  In 1917 he was called to the defense of his country, and spent some time at the camp in Washington, but was discharged on account of bad heart, and on his return home was an invalid for more than two years from the effect of vaccination, his heart often running as high as 180 beats a minute.  In July 1923 he came with his parents to Wolf Point and in August began work for the Great Northern railway company and was well liked by his foreman and all his fellow workers, and was loved best by those who knew him best.  His shift was from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. and in the morning of the 10th he came home in good cheer and passed away at 3:30 in the afternoon that same day from heart failure.  Paul Ernest Geringer was converted and united with the Church of Christ in 1909 and was a very strong defender of the word of God.  His brothers, H. Addison and family and Leonard E. and family and his sister, Mrs. Mae Miller and family were present at his funeral, one brother Benjamin Alfred, having passed away in 1893.  The funeral was held at the old homestead, officiated by Rev. Hannan, and the body laid to rest in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.

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