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The photograph below is of Heman Heinrich Meiners (1821-1904) and his third wife, Elizabeth Mary Kreke Meiners (1845-1922), of Cincinnati, taken about 1880. Herman Meiners was a member of the German Pioneers of Cincinnati.

Photograph of Heman Heinrich & Elizabeth Mary Kreke Meiners
The photograph below is of the Meiners third child, George Gerard Meiners (1875-1954), in Green Hills Township about 1944. George Meiners was a member of the Board of Directors of the Kroger Company. It was George Gerard Meiners who founded the tri-state s Sacred Heart Press and began the family enterprise of making Sacred Heart badges, many carried by American Catholic soldiers into battle during World War II and later wars. From him the manufacture passed to his son-in-law, Thomas James Donnelly (1900-1980), then his grandson, Thomas Meiners Donnelly (1934-1997), and then to his Donnelly great-grandchildren, especially Thomas Christian Donnelly (1956-) and Mary Jude Donnelly Gruenschlaeger (1964-). In 1999 Thomas Christian Donnelly and his mother, Mary Stauber Donnelly (1934-2000), presented one of the badges to Pope John Paul II via his Swiss Guards at the Vatican.

Photograph of George Gerard Meiners
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