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Dreieichenhain, Germany

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.).

Some Dreieichenhain related links:

Stadt Dreieich! - Leitseite



Our Branch of the Hainer Family (Allen J. Hainer)

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 Family:

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.