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George Gerard Meiners
Birth: Jan. 6, 1875
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1954
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

The son of Herman Heinrich Meiners and his third wife Elizabeth Mary Kreke Meiners, George Gerard Meiners was his mother's third-born and one of nine of their children. He also had six older half-siblings. He was born January 6 (the 12th Day of Christmas, Epiphany), 1875 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Kroger Company in Cincinnati. He married Clara Estermann Meiners on May 28, 1897 in Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Cincinnati, and they had thirteen children, seven of whom survived infancy: Clare Cecilia Meiners Donnelly, William Henry Meiners, Herman George Meiners, Eleanor Clara Meiners, Paul John Meiners, Roger Sampson Meiners, and Lawrence H. Meiners. Thomas, Martin, Lucy, and three unnamed infants did not survive. George often took his family on vacation by train to Florida and made drawings of the trips. He was the founder of the family's Sacred Heart Press to manufacture religious badges touched to relics. These badges were taken into battle during World War II (and later wars) by Catholic soldiers. After George the Sacred Heart Press was taken over by his son-in-law Thomas James Donnelly, then his grandson Thomas Meiners Donnelly, and then his great-grandson Thomas Christian Donnelly. George died at age 79 on August 19, 1954 in Cincinnati and is buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Cincinnati. His heritage was German. He and his wife were born on the same date one year apart.

Thanks so much to his granddaughter Mary Donnelly Minges for so much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Herman Heinrich Meiners (1821 - 1904)
  Elizabeth Mary Kreke Meiners (1845 - 1922)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Estermann Meiners (1876 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  Herman George Meiners (1898 - 1967)*
  William Henry Meiners (1899 - 1963)*
  Clare Cecilia Meiners Donnelly (1903 - 1990)*
  Lawrence H. Meiners (1904 - 1980)*
  Eleanor Clara Meiners (1906 - 1930)*
  Paul John Meiners (1908 - 1981)*
  Roger Sampson L. Meiners (1912 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Meiners (1847 - 1847)**
  Edmond B. Meiners (1852 - 1919)**
  Herman Meiners (1854 - 1919)**
  Mary Gertrude Meiners Burdick (1856 - 1916)**
  Henry G. Meiners (1863 - 1933)**
  Infant Meiners (1868 - 1868)**
  John H. Meiners (1870 - 1929)*
  William Gerhard Meiners (1872 - 1932)*
  George Gerard Meiners (1875 - 1954)
  Mary Agnes Meiners Schinner (1877 - 1953)*
  Bernhard F. Meiners (1879 - 1908)*
  Joseph Peter Meiners (1882 - 1946)*
  Rose Elizabeth Meiners Helmers (1885 - 1958)*
  Leo Lawrence Meiners (1887 - 1952)*
  Gertrude Elizabeth Meiners Uhl (1890 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 32, Lot 13, Grave 6
 
Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
Record added: Dec 30, 2000
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George Gerard Meiners
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