Jerome Hanna was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, in 1848. When ten years old came with his parents to
Nininger township, Minnesota. His father pre-empted one hundred and sixty acres and built a house receiving his
lumber from Stillwater, there being none nearer at that time. Jerome attended school at Nininger, and when nineteen
years old enlisted in the Second Minnesota Cavalry, serving fourteen months, was honorobly discharged at Fort Ridgely
in 1864. About five years later, in company with his brother, bought eighty acres and have since added by purchase,
having now six hundred and fifteen acres. He came to Hastings in October, 1879, and rented a home, where he still
resides. Miss Julia Browning became his wife in 1869. She has borne him two children Nellie L. and Mary T.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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