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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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LUTHER HANES. The real-estate, insurance and loan office of Mr. Hanes draws its full share of business in this line from Xenia and Greene County at large. Its head, who has now passed the sixty-first year of his age, is not only prominent in business circles, but quite active in politics, being an earnest worker in the Republican ranks. He is well educated, largely by his own efforts, and during his early manhood followed the profession of a teacher for ten years. He came to Xenia in the fall of 1860, and for the past twenty-three years has been engaged in his present business. The fact that he was reared on a farm by no means detracts from his ability as a practical business man.

The subject of this notice was born in Washington County, Md., October 16, 1828, and is the son of Adam and Susanna (Tice) Hanes, who were also natives of that county. Adam Hanes was one of the early pioneers of Ohio, coming to Greene County in 1831, overland in a wagon with his family, and locating near Alpha, where he spent the remainder of his days. Prior to this removal he had served as a soldier in the War of 1812, in a Maryland regiment. He was an old line Whig, politically, and took an active part in politics, being prominent in local affairs. He served as Justice of the Peace a number of years, and was one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in Beaver Creek Township. He died in 1865, at the age of seventy-three years.

Adam Hanes was twice married. His first wife, who only lived a short time, bore him one child, a son, Samuel B. He was then married to Miss Susanna Tice, and became the father of three sons and four daughters, viz.: David, John, Luther, Anna M., Lucretia, Mary J. and Sarah E. The latter died when nine years old. The survivors are located in Ohio, Illinois and Maryland.

The Hanes family originated in Germany, which was the birthplace of the paternal grandfather of our subject. He emigrated to America during the Colonial days, in time to have a hand in the Revolutionary War, and settled in Maryland. He was married, and reared a family of four sons and four daughters. One of the sons, David, was a resident of Maryland. Jacob came to this county about 1812, served in the war of that period, and subsequently became one of the Associate Judges of the county, being one of the first men to wear the judicial ermine after the county was organized. Another son, Jonathan, came to this county about 1828, and Adam, the father of our subject, followed; his wife, Susanna, died in Greene County, in 1858.

Luther Hanes was first married December 20, 1860, in Greene County, to Miss Louisa M., daughter of Alexander and Eliza (Andrews) Stephens. Of this union there was born one child, a daughter, Sallie E. Mrs. Louisa M. Hanes departed this life in Xenia, August 30, 1 881. The present wife of our subject, to whom he was married March 19, 1884, was formerly Mrs. Sarah J. Paullus, of Dayton. She was born June 4, 1835, in Winchester, Ind., and is the daughter of the Hon. Michael Aker, a native of Pennsylvania, and now living at the age of eighty-one years. Of her marriage with Mr. Paullus there were born five children. Mr. and Mrs. Hanes are members of the Reformed Church, and Mr. Hanes, socially, belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

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This family biography is one of the many biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890. 

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