|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1815|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1897|
C. R. Hanleiter was born 14 June 1815, in Savannah, Georgia, the fourth and youngest child of John Jacob Hanleiter, Jr. and Elizabeth McFarland. His father, John Jacob Hanleiter, Jr., died shortly after his birth.
His mother, Elizabeth McFarland of Cowpens, S. C., left him a true orphan at the age of eight. He was taken in by a maternal aunt, Mrs. Jane Winkler.
After three years living with the Winkler family, he was apprenticed to William Robertson, editor and publisher of the Savannah Georgian to learn the trade of printer. After his apprenticeship ended in 1834, Hanleiter
moved to Augusta where he continued his craft in the publishing house of the Constitutionalist. Still later, he moved to Macon where he worked with Simri Rose and Isaac G. Seymour to publish the Georgia Messenger,
later he published The News Carrier; still later the Southern Post and The Southern Ladies Book.
In 1840, Cornelius Hanleiter had moved to Forsyth, where he published the Southern Botanico-Medical Journal. About two years later, he moved to Madison, Georgia and established the Southern Miscellany . By 1847, he
moved his operation to Atlanta where, in 1852, he sold his print shop and equipment to a group of investors that later began publishing the Atlanta Intelligencer. With the sale of his newspaper, Hanleiter was able to invest in newer printing equipment; he founded Franklin Publishing Company in Atlanta.
As a businessman, Cornelius Hanleiter recognized that the health of his community directly effected the health of his business. He was very active in community affairs in Macon, Savannah, and Atlanta. He helped organize the Gate City Guard, a militia group in 1850s Atlanta. He also served on the Atlanta City Council during the 1856-1857 term. He played a major role in organizing the county poor farm. He is also given credit for publishing
the full code of city ordinances. For a short time he also served as judge of the Inferior Court of Fulton County.
Although he opposed secession, with the coming of the Civil War, he served as lieutenant in several Georgia units. His primary duties involved constructing defensive installations around the city of Savannah, Ga. At the end of the war he had risen to the rank of Colonel.
As a result of the war, Hanleiter was financially ruined; he had lost his publishing firm. Although he attempted to reestablish himself, he never attained the success he had experienced before the war. His most significant contributions included publication of the Atlanta City
Directories from 1870, 1871, and 1872. For a brief time, he worked in Washington, D. C. in the Government Printing Office as a proof reader.
Haneleiter was married twice. His first wife Mary Ann Ford of New Haven, Conn., he married on 22 February 1837. They had six children, four of them survived to maturity: William Robertson Hanleiter; Jospehine; Mary Ida; and
Catherine Ann. Mary Ann died in 1848. In September 1850, he married Ann Elizabeth Shaw. Together they had eight children, six of them surviving: Bertha; George Shaw Hanleiter; Victorene (possibly Victoria); Cora; James
McPherson Hanleiter; and Elizabeth. Ann Elizabeth Shaw died in 1876.
Cornelius Redding Hanleiter died in the home of his daughter, Catherine Ann, in April of 1897. Both he and his second wife are buried at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta Constitution, 20 April 1897.
Aged 82 years. Section 8, Lot 171, Grave 4.
Anna Elizabeth Shaw Hanleiter (1831 - 1876)*
Ida Mary Hanleiter (____ - 1910)*
Josephine E. Hanleiter Gullatt (1841 - 1876)*
Bertha Hanleiter Lester (1850 - 1905)*
Cornelius Redding Hanleiter (1855 - 1856)*
Cora Hanleiter Catchings (1867 - 1939)*
Created by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Record added: Jan 31, 2011
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