Paul Wesley Yinger (1914-92) was born in Union City, Michigan, sixth of the eight
children of George D. Yinger and Emma Bancroft Yinger. Both Paul's parents graduated from
Albion College, and were ordained Methodist ministers. Preaching, music, and drama were
always part of the talent and training of the Yinger family. George Yinger trained his
four older children in music and oration. These children formed the Yinger Quartette. As
the original quartette grew older, George formed the four younger children, including
Paul, as the Yinger Quartette. Paul, from earliest childhood, was talented, interested,
and trained in these areas, which he continued to pursue throughout his life. Strong ties
among the Yinger family were always an important part of Paul's life. He decided to
become a minister as were his mother, father, and three of his older brothers before him.
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