Hans Sophus Wilhelm Barner was born on Eskildstrup Manor on 31 January 1839. He was the owner of the Manor from 18887 to 1921.
He was, of course, very interested in agriculture and in particular the conditions of small farm holders and he became the first president of the Agrar Union (Farmers Unions) in 1893.
Barner spent his last years in Copenhagen and through his relative Regitze Barner he became interested in ecclesiastical life.
He died in 1921 and was buried in Nordrup Church. The memorial stone is placed at the entrance to Eskildstrup Manor near Sneslev, Ringsted.