|Birth: ||May 5, 1860|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1927|
From "The Pierre Gerardy Family in America" by Evelyn Potter Park, 1979:
In 1870 Paul moved with his family from Doniphan County, Kansas, to Washington County, Kansas, and in 1875 to the farm in Clay County. In 1881 he was working for a Frenchman who owned a coal mine where he weighed the coal. He resided [in Clay County] until 1897, at which time he returned to the county of his birth [Doniphan] and made his home at Wathena until he died .
For many years he was a painter and wallpaper hanger, but specialized in interior decoration. He also traveled part-time as a salesman for paint and wallpaper companies. In his later years he operated a fruit farm one-half mile west of Wathena where he raised grapes, strawberries, raspberries, apples and cherries.
Mildred Faivre-Klaumann wrote these recollections about Paul Gerardy: "He visited us (the Adrian Faivre family) once or twice when we were living at Wakefield. He was a fun-loving man and told lots of jokes. We always remembered his teaching us how to make "batchelor gravy," which was made by adding coffee to the meat juices left in the skillet after frying steak. We loved it and always remembered Uncle Paul for having taught us."
Mildred continued with this story: "One time after we moved to Clay Center , Uncle Paul sent us a puppy for Christmas. On Christmas Eve my Dad came into our home and walked all around for quite awhile before we noticed its little head sticking out of his coat pocket. There was lots of excitement in our household that Christmas over one little Fox Terrier puppy! "
Although Paul Gerardy has been gone from Clay county for a number of years, his old friends still remember his fine, manly character. His industry, honesty and cheerful disposition all combined to make him especially well like by all those who knew him. The news of his death brought sorrow to not only his relatives but to many friends and acquaintances. His brother, Will Gerardy went to St. Joseph, Mo., doing all he could to make him comfortable. He accompanied the body to Clay Center for burial.
Paul Gerardy, oldest son of Peter and Caroline Gerardy, was born May 5, 1860, at Wathena, Kan., and died at Mercy hospital, St. Joseph, Mo., September 13, 1927, aged sixty-seven years, four months and eight days.
In 1870 he moved, with his parents, to Washington county. In 1877 they moved to Clay county, where he resided until 1897. Since that time he made his home at Wathena, Kan., where of late years he has been operating a fruit farm.
About two years ago he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis from which he never entirely recovered. Three weeks ago he had a second stroke, from which he never rallied but gradually grew weaker. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Anna Faivre, of San Diego, Cal., and six brothers, Ed of Chandler, Ok., Emile of Sacramento, Cal., Albert of Vliets, Kan., Dr. H. H. of Dallas, Tex., and Will and Frank of Clay county.
Peter Nicolas Gerardy (1831 - 1911)
Caroline Christel Gerardy (1838 - 1904)
Paul Gerardy (1860 - 1927)
Anna Gerardy Faivre (1861 - 1948)*
Louise Gerardy (1862 - 1863)*
August Gerardy (1864 - 1864)*
Edward Gerardy (1865 - 1942)*
William Gerardy (1867 - 1945)*
Herman Henry Gerardy (1869 - 1941)*
George Gerardy (1872 - 1874)*
Emile Lafayette Gerardy (1875 - 1945)*
Frank Charles Gerardy (1877 - 1951)*
Albert Lester Gerardy (1881 - 1934)*
Paul Gerardy May 5, 1860 Sep. 13, 1927
Maintained by: Darrell Brown
Originally Created by: Cristy
Record added: Oct 04, 2008
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