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Felker family

Posted: 13 Nov 1999 7:58PM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2004 8:53PM GMT
My maiden name is FELKER. My grandfather is Charles Everet Felker,b.Jan 1895, possibly in Kansas, m. Cora Wave Draper around 1920's. They moved to Calif from Indiana approx 1920's. My grandmother showed me a family bible long ago that showed the male Felkers all had initials JEF except my grandfather. I am trying to build my family tree and know nothing about the Felkers. I believe Charles had a sister name Mary. any info can be sent to nriley98@hotmail.com
Thank you.

FELKER-update to my previous msg.

Posted: 8 Dec 1999 9:43AM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2004 8:53PM GMT
Posted: 8 Feb 2000 6:02AM GMT
Edited: 25 May 2002 2:49PM GMT
Hi Nancy, I still haven't been ableto make any connection, the only thing that "may' be possible, is Jacob Felker, Civil war, we do not know what happened to him, we don't know if he died, or just skipped town, or if we have just over looked him, since his name was Jacob, he could have been Jacob John or John Jacob, but as for now, I can't say much about him.

FELKER,Charles E.,b.Jan.1895

Posted: 13 Feb 2000 7:17AM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2004 8:53PM GMT
Hi Geri, just found your note. Have been sidetracked the last couple months. Hubby is going to work from home now, and has taken over the computer and phone lines, between 8am and 6pm. The rest of us just jump in when we can in the evening. I talked to my dad over the holidays and should fill you in on what he said.
Apparently, my Greatgrandfather, John E.Felker, b.26 Mar.1852, married to a woman name Dora or Eva,b.9 Oct.1864 and d.2 Feb.1935, had a farm-possibly in Kansas or Indiana;still not sure on that yet, and 4 children:
s.Charles Everett Felker,(my grandfather)b.26 Jan.1895,place unknown, d.10 Jan.1978 in Santa Paula, Ventura Co., CA.
d.Mary Felker/married a Shafer
d.Edna Felker/married a Parker
and a son, name unknown, that killed himself. Not sure of birth order here, he might have been the oldest and had too much responsibility.
John E. Felker(Ggf)at some point took off and left the family and farm. My grandfather ran the farm until he met my grandmother, Cora Wave Draper, they married and headed west to California, abt.1925. My father was born 4 June,1926 in Culver City, LA Co, CA. My dad said grandpa didn't talk much about his dad, probably didn't know him well, and I would imagine there was a lot of resentment there due to the fact that he up and left the family. I'm quite sure it wasn't easy for a woman to raise a family of four and run a farm in the 1890's.

Mary Felker/Shafer had a daugh.Bernice that married a George Gogle or Cogle, they had a
s.Gaylord
d.Beverly
d.Delores (Aunt Dee-I remember well)mar'd. Hal Severson. My dad says she lives in Hemet, CA now.
So I'm going to start posting in CA to see if I can reach out to some of these relatives too.
You've been so helpful, and any information you find is greatly appreciated.
Nancy
Posted: 13 Feb 2000 10:34AM GMT
Edited: 25 May 2002 2:49PM GMT
Hi Nancy, one thing I do know, some of the Felker men, just get up and take off, that's what makes them so hard to follow. 3 of my dad's brothers did the same thing, and it seems so hard to find them. When and if we do find them, their families don't know much, if anything at all. One person was shocked to know that her great-grandfather had another family here in PA.

Several years ago, a young man from Texas got in touch with me, looking for anything at all, I sent him several photo's and he called me to tell me he got them the day they buried his father, so he showed the photo's to the relatives at the funeral, he said one of his uncles got very excited, because he said his grandfather had the very same picture on his fireplace, but would never tell anyone who they where and if they had been related.

This young man died right after his father,and I've never heard another thing from his family.

I also know my great-grandfather had a brother Jacob born about 1836, served in the Civil war, and was never heard of again. And of course there are others, who just seemed to have disappered off the face of the earth. So I'm really not of much help to you.
Posted: 13 Feb 2000 10:36AM GMT
Edited: 25 May 2002 2:49PM GMT
Hi Nancy, one thing I do know, some
of the Felker men, just get up and
take off, that's what makes them so
hard to follow. 3 of my dad's
brothers did the same thing, and it
seems so hard to find them. When and
if we do find them, their families
don't know much, if anything at all.
One person was shocked to know that
her great-grandfather had another
family here in PA.

Several years ago, a young man from
Texas got in touch with me, looking
for anything at all, I sent him
several photo's and he called me to
tell me he got them the day they
buried his father, so he showed the
photo's to the relatives at the
funeral, he said one of his uncles
got very excited, because he said his
grandfather had the very same picture
on his fireplace, but would never
tell anyone who they where and if
they had been related.

This young man died right after his
father,and I've never heard another
thing from his family.

I also know my great-grandfather had
a brother Jacob born about 1836,
served in the Civil war, and was
never heard of again. And of course
there are others, who just seemed to
have disappered off the face of the
earth. So I'm really not of much help
to you.

missing Felkers

Posted: 13 Feb 2000 6:34PM GMT
Edited: 24 Jun 2004 8:53PM GMT
Well, that was an interesting story, to say the least. They must have some wild blood. Thank goodness I've always known where my dad was, and one brother, but I do have one brother that has disappeared and reappeard a few times in his 40+ years.
Thanks for all your help anyway. It's been a pleasure conversing with you.
Nancy
Posted: 14 Feb 2000 4:28PM GMT
Edited: 25 May 2002 2:49PM GMT
Hi again Nancy, if you can go back to genforum, "I think" I hope" I posted the early Felkers to Calif. if you can't find my post please get back to me, and I will look them up for you.

Witner-Felker

Tammy Fiscella (View posts)
Posted: 14 Feb 2000 6:36PM GMT
Dear Geri, What is genforum? And how do I get there?
Posted: 15 Feb 2000 6:08AM GMT
Edited: 25 May 2002 2:49PM GMT
Hi, you really asked a good one, I don't use a computer, so I hope this gets you there.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/Kresge
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