John Felber is my GGG grandfather which means that I'm related to several people who have posted here on this board. John had several children Mary, John, Frederick, Charles, Elizabeth and Anna. Mary may have been born in Switzerland, John, Frederick, Charles and Elizabeth were born in Ohio, possibly Youngstown as Charles listed that as his birth place. Anna was born in Missouri. Now the only real complicated item is determining who was the mother of all these children as burial and census records show John was married to 3 different women. Margaret, Elizabeth, and Maria Lena, unless they are one in the same. Margaret was born 1825, Elizabeth 1829, and Maria Lena 31 JUL 1825 all were born in Switzerland. Margaret is listed in the 1860 census, Elizabeth in the 1870 census, and Maria Lena 1880 census and is buried with John Felber at Spring Garden Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri. I can accept that the census lists incorrect date of births so Margaret and Elizabeth may be the same person "Margaret Elizabeth" is a common name, but to convert that name to "Maria Lena" doesn't make sense.
Title: 1860 Census - OHIO, MAHONING, YOUNGSTOWN
Page: Series: M653 Roll: 1005 Page: 104
Entry Date: 21 July 1860
Source Text: Surname: Felber GivenName: John Relation: Head Sex: M Race: W Age: 37 Maritial Status: M Birthplace: Switerland Occupation: Farmer Wife: Margaret Children: Mary 12, John 6, Fredrick 4, Charles 2 Also listed Jacob Easley age 39 Occupation Farm Laborer, birthplace Switzerland
My guess is that John's wife surname would be Easley, as it would be common to have a in-law as a border. More research is needed.
John, moved from Ohio to Missouri between 1864 and 1866 Elizabeth born in Ohio 1865, and Anna (Rosena) in Missouri in 1866.