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GMEINER, John, clergyman, born in Baernau, Bavaria, 5 December 1847. He came with his parents, in 1849, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, entered the theological seminary there in 1859, and was ordained priest, 10 June, 1870. He was pastor of various congregations up to 1876, at the same time editing the " Catholic Columbian," and contributing frequently to German and English Roman Catholic journals. He was appointed professor of ecclesiastical history and homiletics in the seminary of St. Francis of Sales, Milwaukee, in 1876, which chair he still holds (1887). He has published "Die katholische Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten" (Milwaukee, 1875); "Sind wir dem Weltendenahe?" (Detroit, 1877); "Modern Scientific Views and Christian Doctrines compared" (Milwaukee, 1884); "The Spirits of Darkness and their Manifestations on Earth, or Ancient and Modern Spiritualism "(1886): and "The Church and the Various Nationalities of the United States" (1887).
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