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Dreieichenhain (literally translated, Three Oak Grove), is a small town just
south of Frankfurt, Germany. The name Hainer can be found in many places
including a Hainerburgfest (Hainer Castle Celebration), an annual mideval town
celebration every fall, Hainerwald (Hainer Forest) and many Hainer street names
(Hainerstraße, Hainerweg, etc.).
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Our Branch of the Hainer Family (Allen
Our branch of the Hainer family has been traced back John Hainer ca.
1796-1860. There is still some uncertainty about earlier ancesters, so any
information about John Hainers of that period would be extremely useful (contacts).
From Germany To America With The Hayner/Haner
T5.JOHN HAINER, of Grantham has been researched by a descendant,
Jacqueline Morrison Miller, and others.
According to Corlene Taylor, "In Grantham in 1828 there appear to be 2
Johns as well as a John B. with families. It is possible that one John was
the son of Albert, one was probably the eldest son of George (son of John
Sr.[?] and the third, John B. the son of Zacharias Hainer. " ... Until
proved otherwise, we take the John Hainer of this section to be the son of
Albert. The petition of John Hainer of Grantham, dated 13 Apr 1819 and which
he signed, asks that Alexander Stewart of York, Gentleman, be permitted to
locate the land for him. Witness was Isaac Hainer, who signed by mark. The
cover of the petition states "Received from James May 18 Jan 1820." He was
allowed 200 acres as the Son of a Loyalist, Albert Hainer UE. This seems to
be significant evidene that our T5.John Hainer was son of Albert.
Family legend says that he was part of the small invading company which
seized and destroyed Buffalo and fought the bloody battle of Lundy's Lane in
the War of 1812. The 1851 census of Brant County shows that he was born
about 1796 in Canada West [now Ontario]; he d 4 Jan 1860. In 1822 he married
Nancy Bowman, b 1805, d 4 Nov 1892, d/o Adam Bowman and Hannah May. The land
on which John farmed belonged first to the sister of Hannah May. John Hainer
died 4 Jan 1860 and is buried at Northfield, where his tombstone lists his
age as 64. Nancy Bowman remarried 26 Jul 1871 Sylvanus Nichols, a minister,
who was b ca 1805, d 6 Jun 1887. To avoid extensive renumbering of the rest
of Albert's descendants we begin John's children with code number T201, and
will renumber everybody more logically in the final edition.