Biography of Daniel Feller
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DANIEL FELLER, farmer, P. 0. Rawson, Hancock Co., Ohio, was born January 17, 1811, in Fairfield County, Ohio. His parents, Hendry and Catherine (Robinult) Feller, natives of Lehigh County, Penn., spent their active lives in Fairfield County, Ohio, where the former died in about 1831; the latter afterward came to this county on a visit and died in Rawson in September, 1868, aged seventy nine years. Daniel Feller, the subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Donaldson, while in Fairfield County, Ohio, and they settled near the center of Eagle Township, this county. in April, 1834. Mrs. Feller dying in the spring of the following year, Mr. Feller then sold his farm and returned to Fairfield County, Ohio, where he was again married (this time. September 4, 1836, to Miss Mary Donaldson), and came again to Eagle Township November 13, 1839, entering the farm on which he now resides. Mr. Feller at once began clearing up the farm and developing it, erecting thereon a fine brick residence in 1852, the third brick house built in the township, and has also made many other valuable improvements. He is now the owner of a fine and valuable farm of 160 acres of land. To Mr and Mrs. Daniel Feller were born twelve children. They had the misfortune to lose five of them within two weeks, in November, 1869, from diphtheria; the eldest of these was seventeen years and the youngest four years of age. They also lost one child, two years of age October 24, 1842, and May 11, 1884, a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Sterling, of Wood County, Ohio, died in the thirty ninth year of her age. Their children now living are Oliver H., of Wood County, Ohio; Mrs. Lucy Ann Fahl and Mrs. Mary Watkins, of Hancock County, Ohio; John D., of Wood County, Ohio, and Mrs. Melissa Emeline Cromley, of Wood County, Ohio. Mrs. Feller died February 13, 1886, in the sixty ninth year of her age, after twelve weeks of lingering illness. She was a member of the Evangelical Association, as is also Mr. Feller, who ranks among the most honored pioneers of Eagle Township.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886


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