Lt. William R. Hanleiter

Hanleiter, William Robertson – Enlisted 4/10/1861 at Atlanta, Ga., in Company A., 1st Ga. Regulars, elected 2nd Lt. in Jo Thompson Artillery, 11/19/1862, transferred from Virginia to Savannah, arriving 1/15/1863 Surrendered 4/26/1865 at Greensboro, N.C., with Gen. Johnston’s army.

Son of Capt. C. R. Hanleiter, company commander of Co. M.

Born in Ga. in 1838, married Mattie Brewer on Aug 21st, 1859. Filed CSA pension application in Spalding Co. in 1909. Stated his wife had died 14 years earlier and he had one grown daughter who was married.

The first services were held in the home of Jake N. Skipper in the old mill village. They were led by Rev. William R. Hanleiter. The group that gathered in the Skipper home decided they should build a church for the Methodists in the western section of the city.

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA - CHURCHES HANLEITER METHODIST CHURCH “In the year 1892 Mr. William R. Hanleiter, a consecrated Christian gentleman, donated a lot on North 14th Street for the erection of a church to serve the west side of Griffin. This was done as a memorial to Mr. Hanleiter’s wife, Martha Brewer Hanleiter. The building was erected and ready for use in the year 1892. There were 33 charter members. “HANLEITER CHURCH WAS NAMED FOR MARTHA HANLEITER.

The Rev. Hanleiter gave a tract of land and contributed a large amount of money. Because of his generosity, the church was named in honor of his wife, Mrs. Martha Brewer Hanleiter. (1-28-71 - signed by Brickley W. Smith, Jr. – Lay Leader) Buried at Spalding County, Ga., Oak Hill Cemetery old section Griffin Georgia, located on popular street, Col. W. R. Hanleiter April 9. 1839 - Feb. 14, 1916, C. S. A, Martha Harrison Brewer Sept. 4, 1842 - Aug. 16, 1892.

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