We are often asked, “What is the story behind the orange cloverleaf in the logo?”
The Kerns immigrated to Colonial America around 1700 from Belgium. H.A. Kern’s mother was a MacMillen, who were Scotch-Irish and emigrated from Ireland in the mid-18th century. The Scotch-Irish, who were Protestants in a Catholic country, were called Orangemen, for their support of the Protestant William III of Orange for the throne of England. The title, Prince of Orange, is held by the heirs to the crown of the Netherlands, and since Belgium was not independent of the Netherlands, the orange cloverleaf in the Kern Meat logo represents both the MacMillen and Kern heritage.