History of Butler and Bremer Counties,
Unless otherwise noted, biographies submitted by Dick Barton.
JOHN HANNER, a son of Alexander and Jane (Morrison) Hanner, was born in Canada, in April, 1835. He remained in his native country until 1854, when the family emigrated to the United States and located in Stephenson county, Illinois. Here John remained until 1866, when he came to Iowa, and settled on a farm on section 9, Warren township. He now owns 240 acres of fine land, all under cultivation. Mr. Hanner has held the office of trustee and school director. On the 1st day of March, 1860, he was married to Miss Margaret Jewell, who is a native of Illinois . They have seven children - Joseph R. A., John William, Martha Jane, Lillie May, Charles R., Robert Edward and Ellen.