John A. Haney, Co. F, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

JOHN A[NDREW] HANEY, stock raiser, Bear Creek township, P. O. Bear Creek, was born in Chestnut Hill township, Monroe Co., Pa., July 24, 1838, and is a son of Charles H. and Sarah (Storm) Haney, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former of Irish descent, the latter of German. They had a family of fourteen children, John A. being the eighth. Our subject was reared on a farm by his grandfather, having lived with him from the time he was a small boy, and was educated in the common schools. He left his grandfather when he was eighteen years old, and then went to work in the woods at lumbering, at which he continued but a short time, when he secured employment from jay Gould, at the Gouldsboro Tannery. For Mr. Gould he worked about six moths, and then commenced driving stage between White Haven and Eckley (then known as Filmore), continuing same till the war broke out. On June 10, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fourth Pennsylvania Reserves, remaining in that company till November 13, 1862; he was then transferred to the Fifth U. S., Company C, and was with that company till the end of the war, having participated in twenty-four important engagements and many small skirmishes. He is a member of the G. A. R., Conyngham Post No. 97, Wilkes-Barre, and a member of K. of P., Nov. 365. In politics he is a Republican. In 1866 Mr. Haney married Emeline, daughter of Jonas and Mary A. (Albert) Christman, and their union was blessed with a family of eleven children, viz: Sarah, Mary, Arvilla, George, Merritt, Anna M., John T., Laura M., Beatrice, Elsie and Edith, all yet living at home except Mary, who is married. Mr. And Mrs. Haney and family are members of the M. E. Church.1

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  1. History of Luzerne County, Pa., by H.C. Bradsby, 1893.