Bio: Haner, Nora Jane

Contact: Sharon Short G.

Surnames: Haner, Short, Lughbunk, White, Polk, Baussian

----Sources: Family Records


Nora Jane Haner, born 10 Oct 1870 to Lydia Green Short and George Haner (born c1843, son of Horace and Nancy Haner in Illinois) in Pine Valley Township, Clark Co., WI. By 1880 the family moved to Spencer, Marathon Co., WI


Nora Jane Haner first married Arin White (son of Barney and Marah Lughbunk White)at the M.E. Church in Neillsville, WI on 10 May 1894.


Nora Jane Haner White next married Henry E. Bussian. (A native of Berlin, WI) Henry E. Bussian died 7 Sept 1951 in Oakland, CA. Polk index for Oakland, CA shows them living there since 1923.


Nora Jane Haner White Bussian died at age 93 years, 8 months on 13 June 1964 in Alameda, CA



Re: Bio: Haner, Nora Jane
Contact: Charlott

Would be interested on any other Haner info, as Nancy Haner who married Horace Haner was a half sister to my great-great grandmother Imilda Leona Wendell Berrian

Re: Bio: Haner, Nora Jane
Contact: Sharon Short G.

The 1860 census of Town of Polk, P.O. Cedar Creek, Washington Co., WI, sheet 316 & 317: Horace Haner 41; wife Nancy 29; children George 17 born Illinois; Nelson 12; Hamelton 10; Frances 8; Laurinda 6. Horace was a farmer, R.E. $5,000, P.P. $518.

George Haner, born c1843, served as a Private in the 10th Battery of the Light Artillery as a Union Soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted in Milwaukee, WI on 30 Aug 1862 and was mustered out on 7 June 1865.

On the "March to the Sea" with Sherman in South Carolina in the fall of 1865, George Haner's horse fell, and George's back and foot were injured. He was also disabled by astma. Later health problems included rhumetism, bronchitus and disease of the eyes (causing him to wear dark glasses)

George Haner received a monthly pension of $8 starting in 1892 which was raised to $10 in 1901 and continued until his death in 1905. George was admitted to the "The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Mountain Branch" on 28 April 1904 and was discharged by his own request on 7 Oct 1904. Those records indicate that he was at the time senile. George Haner died on 7 Sept 1905 in Chipley Florida.

In 1889, George Haner was described as 5'9", light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. In 1904 he was described as 5'8", dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair. His stated occupation was "farmer"

George Haner married on 10 March 1869 in Clark Co., WI to the widow Lydia R. nee Greene Short. (Lydia was great-grandmother, via her son James Wallace Short, of writer Sharon Short) George and Lydia had one child, Nora Jane Haner born 10 Oct 1870. Lydia and George Haner were divorced on 13 Oct 1886 in Stevens Point, WI.

George Haner next married (date unknown) Ella Crampton (born Aug 1842, father George Crampton) Ella died of tuberculosis on 10 Nov 1899 in Cedar Creek, Washington Co., WI.

George Haner next married Sarah, widow of P.N. Lawrence, on 30 April 1902 in Defiance Srings, Florida. Sarah was born 5 May 1852 in LaDiga, Calhavn Co., Alabama. Sarah next married Willam Shepard on 1 Aug 1912. (William died 26 Aug 1915)

Nora Haner, daughter of George Haner and Lydia Greene Short Haner, born 10 Oct 1870, first married Frank Lindner, a photographer, on 26 Jan 1887 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Marathon Co., WI. They had a son, Earl Lindner born 21 Mar 1888 and died 29 Aug 1909. According to the Neillsville newspaper (mis-spelled "Litner") Earl, who left a wife and child, drowned in the ocean near San Francisco. Earl is buried in the Neillsville, Clark Co., WI cemetery.

It is unknown by me if Nora and Frank Linder were divorced or if he died. Nora next married on 10 May 1894 to Arin White, a mechanic, (son of Barney & Maarah Lughbunk White)in Neillsville, Clark Co., WI. Unknown if they had any children.

Again, it is unknow by me if Nora and Arin White were divorced or if he died. By 1909 Nora was again married to unknown Dougherty. Whether they were divorced or he died is unknown. Also unknown if there were any children from this marriage.

Nora Haner's last marriage, c1920, was to Henry E. Bussian, a native of Berlin, WI. He died 9 Sept 1951 in Oakland, CA and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. (No children were mentioned in Henry Bussian obit).

A 19 Dec 1922 letter from Nora Bussian listed her address as 1668 14 St W; Oakland, CA. Nora and Henry Bussian, a laborer, were listed in the Oakland city directory from 1923 and on, they owned a home at 2849 Frye.

Nora (Haner) Lindner White Dougherty Bussian died on 13 June 1964 in Alameda Co., CA at the age of 93 years, 8 months.



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