Haner Family Papers (Wyandot County, Ohio)

Identifier: MS-0765

Collection Overview


The Haner Family Papers consists of minor correspondence, land records, and two photographs related a family living in Wyandot County, Ohio.


  • Creation: 1836-1950
  • Creation: 1836-1884


.23 Cubic Feet (1 half legal manuscript box)


Scope and Contents

The bulk of the Haner Family Papers center on the family of Henry H. Haner, his son John Haner, with some minor material on the related Dean family (associated with the Haners through the second marriage of John Haner). Although most of the papers relate to land transactions dating from the earliest acquisition of land by the family in Wyandot County in 1838, the letters written from the area around Peoria, Franklin County, Kansas by Henry Haner, each about a year apart from 1865 through 1867, provide the most personal view of the life of the family. The various letters describes the trip, family health and deaths, farming (including an account in the letter of January 15, 1867 of a plague of grasshoppers) and the economic conditions of the area.

Biographical Sketch

Henry H. Haner, with his wife Sarah Strope Haner, was an early settler in the Wyandot County, Ohio area, coming to the County in 1838 and holding property in Mifflin and Marseilles Townships. Henry emigrated to Kansas in 1863, but his son John continued to live in Mifflin Township of the County. Additional biographical information on Henry Haner is available in folder seven of the collecition.

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of Clara Dean Cartwright on August 31, 1998.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in November 2004.



Guide to the Haner Family Papers (Wyandotte, Ohio)
Marilyn Levinson, Mark Sprang
November 2004, September 2019
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