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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


D. H. HAINER, freight and ticket agent for the Waynesburg and Washington Railroad, at Waynesburg, Penn., was born in Washington County, Penn., October 9, 1845, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Riggle) Hainer.  His father, who has all his life been a farmer, was born in Germany, and came to Washington County, Penn., in 1832, where he lived until he moved to Richland County, Ohio, where he now resides.  Mr. Hainer is the oldest in a family of eight children.  He was reared on the farm, attended the common schools, and was later a student in the Academy at Savannah, Ohio, and Lexington, Ohio, Male and Female Seminary.  Early in life he taught school for a time.  He was then employed as a salesman in Lexington, Ohio, for five years, when he was accepted as a full partner with his former employer.  He continued in the mercantile trade with him for five years, when he sold out and returned to Washington County, and engaged in farming from 1875 until 1879.  He then came to Waynesburg, where he engaged in business with his uncle until 1883, when he was appointed to his present position.  Mr. Hainer was married in Washington County in 1873, to Alice, daughter of David S. Walker, and they have one child, a daughter—Adda E.  The entire family are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he is an elder and also superintendent of the Sabbath-school.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 17 November 2008
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