Ernst Punke arrived in Germany in 1924-25. His first companion was Ernst Reimann.
Ern Punke professed in 1913 and started in the Work in 1919.
After five years in South America, he went to Germany with Olga Hasting and Frieda Schmidt in 1924.
He spent several years prior to WW2 in Austria, then during the War (1939-1945) preached in Switzerland.
He had difficulty getting permission to visit Australia after the War and returned to Austria.
He married Finny who went into the Work with him.
They spent several years in South America during the 1950s.
In 1959 they returned to Germany where Ern died in 1964.