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E. E. Hasner


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Date: 1/2/2011 at 23:27:05

Biographical souvenir of the counties of Delaware and Buchanan, Iowa; Chicago : F. A. Battey, 1890. Page 703

E. E. HASNER, attorney-at-law, of Independence, Buchanan county, is a native of Syracuse, N. Y., and was born February 21, 1848. He was reared in his native place to the age of sixteen, and the advantages of the Syracuse public schools were his up to that age. The unhappy effects of the Civil war made themselves felt in his early career, as they did in those of hundreds of others who came on the stage of action when he did.
      He entered the Union army at the age of sixteen, enlisting March, 1864, in the Eighth New York cavalry. He belonged to one of those regiments which won for themselves the distinction of the “famous three hundred fighting regiments” of the Civil war. The Eighth took part in forty-two regular engagements besides numerous skirmishes, the territory covered by its operations extending over widely scattered localities. Young Hasner followed the fortunes of his regiment from the date of his enlistment until the close of the war, and took part in fifteen of these engage­ments. These were the engagements at White Oak swamp, June 13, 1864; Ro­anoke station, June 25th; Stony creek, June 28th; Ream’s station, June 29th; Winchester, August 17th and September 19th; Cedar creek October 19th ; Gordons­ville, December 23d; Waynesboro, March 5th, 1865; Beaver Dam station, March 13th; Dinwiddie court house, March 31st; Five Forks, April 1st; Amelia court house, April 4th and 5th; Sailer’s creek, April 6th, and Appomattox, April 8th and 9th. He was mustered out June 27, 1865, and coming to Iowa in 1866, settled in Fayette county, from which, after a year, he changed his residence to Independence, Buchanan county, where he has since lived. He has taken interest in military matters since the war closed. In 1876 he was commissioned first lieu­tenant of Company H, Fourth regiment, I. N. G. He resigned his commission in this regiment and was commissioned first lieutenant of Company C., First regi­ment, Iowa cavalry, May 4. 1878. May 1, 1890, he was commissioned inspector-general of Iowa National Guard, with rank of brigadier-general, by Governor Boles.
      He attended the literary and scientific department of the Iowa State University in 1870-1871-1872, and graduated from the law department in 1873. He at once entered on the practice of his profession at Independence, and has there steadily pursued it since. With the exception of the office of city attorney of In depend­ence, which he filled two terms, he has never held any public position. He is ac­tive, however, in. politics, and generally makes his influence felt.
      Mr. Hasner has devoted himself exclu­sively to his profession and it is in his pro fession that he has achieved his best re­sults, as he is known as a clear, level­headed lawyer.
On December 25, 1876, he married Miss Kettie E. Bain, of Buchanan county, and the issue of this union has been two sons--Robert B. and Ralph W.
     In politics Mr. Hasner is a democrat, a stanch believer in the principles of his party, and, when occasion demands, their able champion on the public platform. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, enjoying the full friendship of his fellows in each of these crafts.


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