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Felker Family Profile


This pioneer family profile is mostly being compiled from public records.   Thank you to Catherine Figg and Esther Wainwright for offering to share their Felker family information.  Please forward any comments/corrections or additions for this page to Wanda Story.


1800 - Mary was born on February 7th in Hanover, Germany.  She would later marry a Mr. Felker (possibly George) and immigrate with her sons to North America in 1848..

1828 -  Heinrich (Henry) Felker was born in Hanover, Germany on February 1st to Mary (and possibly George) Felker.  It appears from the 1881 census that his parents might be George and Mary Felker.

1829 - Antoinette Budde is born on 27 November in Hanover, Germany.

1848 - Henry left Hanover, Germany, with Antoinette Budde, his mother Mary, now 48 years old, and two brothers. They arrived in New York and were drawn to California by reports of the fortunes to be made in the goldfields.

1849 - Henry Felker married Mary Antoinette Budde in St. Louis, Missouri on June 26th.   George Henry Felker was born to Henry and Antoinette Felker on November 27th in St. Louis, Missouri.

1851 - John Dedrich Richard Felker was born to Henry and Antoinette on December 28th, in St. Louis, Missouri.

1854 - Johanna (Annie) Williamina Felker was born on June 8th to Henry and Antoinette around this time in Ash Hallow, Platte River, near Fort Larmy, USA

1858 - Henry decided to travel north to the Fraser River gold rush and left his wife and young family with his brothers who had settled permanently in California.

1859- A year later Henry returned to California to get his family.  He moved his family to Yale, where he had pre-empted a 160-acre parcel of land. His wife and his mother operated a store while he mined. They traveled by covered wagon from the United States.

- The reports of gold in the Cariboo drew the Felkers even further north; they settled just north of Lac La Hache, where they erected a large blue-and-white-striped army tent to serve as their home and a saloon until a permanent house could be built. For many years afterwards, their property was known as the Blue Tent Ranch, later known as 127 Mile House.

1860 - Henry Patrick Felker is born to Henry and Antoinette in Fort Yale, BC on June 21st.  He would later pre-empt land in the Chimney Valley and Felker Lake would be named for him.

1863 - Louisa Antoinetta Felker was born to Henry and Antoinette at 127 Mile House, then called "Blue Tent" on April 3rd.

- The Felkers lost the ranch to foreclosure in the late 1860s, and they moved to Montana after hearing reports that there was a rich gold strike there.

1866 - William Philip Felker is born on May 5th to Henry and Antoinette in either Walla Walla, Idaho or Cleves Station, Utah.

- Henry and Antoinette moved back to the Cariboo to 144 Mile House and operated a roadhouse.

1869 - Emma Ellen Felker is born on March 1st to Henry and Antoinette in 144 Mile House.  George H. and William P. Felker became Canadian Citizens.

1874 - John Dedrich Richard Felker marries Sophia Williams, (4 years his junior and born 2 March 1855 in Victoria, BC to English parents, Edmund Austin and Amelia Rebecca Williams) on March 7th in Victoria (Microfilm #B11367)  Mary Rhoda Felker is born on April 20th.

1875 - Leilyer Antoinette (Lillian) Felker would be the only child born to John Dedrich Richard and Sophia Felker in BC.  There are no Felkers listed in the BC voters list for 1875.

1876 - Johanna (Annie) Wilhelmina Felker married Irishman, Michael John McCarthy on August 20th in Clinton. (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1876-09-175338)  They would have 5 daughters and 4 sons.

1881 - Listed in the census is Henry Felker, a 53 year old farmer, born in Hanover, Germany. His wife Antoinette is listed as 50 years old and also born in Hanover, Germany.   They are listed with their 4 children, Henry who is 20, Louisa who is 18, William who is 15 and Emma who is 11.  The family lists themselves as Catholic.  Also listed with Henry and his family are 31 year old George Felker, born in the US of German descent, a stock raiser and Mary Felker, 80 years old, born in Hanover, Germany.   Also listed in the census as a separate family 5 houses down is James R. Felker, a 29 year old labourer.  He lists himself as Catholic and of German descent.  His wife Sophia is 25 years old, and English.  Their daughter Lillian is listed as 6.

1885 - Louisa Antoinetta Felker, aged 22 years,  married Anthony Sebastion Ulrich on May 12th. (BC Marriage Registration, Quesnel District 1885-09-172958).   Anthony was from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and of German background. They would have 9? children.  Mary Felker, the mother of Henry died on December 18th, at the age of 85 years.

1887 - The Lac La Hache Directory lists; George and Henry Felker as dairy and stock farmers living in 144 Mile House and John Richard Felker as a stock breeder living in 118 Mile House.   The Williams Lake Directory lists; George Henry and Henry Felker as farmers at 150 Mile House, and Henry P. and William Felker as farmers at 144 Mile House.  Henry Felker signed a petition for the appointment of a mounted constable for the Cariboo-Lillooett and is listed as a trader.

1889 - John Dedrich Richard Felker first wife Sophia Williams died on the 9th of January in Victoria, BC and is buried in the Ross Bay Cemetery.  John Dedirch Richard Felker married a second time to Bella Gould on September 11th in the Clinton District.  (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1889-09-175294).

-George Henry Felker (later known as "Bordy") was born to John Richard and Isobel Felker.

- Henry Patrick Felker married Ellen ?.

1890 - Alfred Richard Felker was born on June 13th in 118 Mile House to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker.  (BC Birth Reg. Number 1890-09-259159)

1893 - Margarett Ann Felker was born on May 18th to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker, in 118 Mile House.   (BC Birth Reg. Number 1893-09-259161) Johanna (Annie) Williamina McCarthy nee Felker died on July 26th at the age of 39 years.

1894 - The Voters list for the Williams Lake polling division lists: George Henry, Henry P. and William Felker as farmers in 144-Mile House and Henry Felker as a labourer in 150-Mile House.   Henry Patrick Felker married Helena (Nellie) Richardson, originally of Liverpool, England on May 10th.  Henry Felker Sr. died on June 3rd, at 144 Mile house at the age of 66 years and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  His son George Henry Felker took over the 144 Mile House property.

1895 - Helen Blanch Felker was born on January 27th to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker in 118 Mile House.   (BC Birth Reg. Number  1895-09-259162)  Henry George Joseph Felker is born to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker on April 14th at Chimney Creek. The 1895 Directory of 150 Mile House lists Henry Felker as a farmer.  It also lists George, Henry and William Felker as stock raisers in 144 Mile House.

1896 - Mary Antointee Felker is born on April 25th to Henry George Joseph Felker at Chimney Creek.  Emma Ellen Felker, 26 years old,  married Joseph Bellhond on July 7th in the Quesnel District.  (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1896-09-172867)  Pansy Jeanette Felker was born on July 29th to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker in 118 Mile House.  (BC Birth Reg. Number 1896-09-259164).  Mary A. Felker is born to Henry P. and Ellen Felker on September 20th.

1897 - William Emile Bellmond was born  on January 30th.   Alfred Richard Felker died on February 10th, at the age of 6 years.  Josephine Annie Felker is born to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker on 20 September at Chimney Creek.

1898 - Dora Antoinette Bellmond was born on on June 7th.  Mary Elizabeth Felker was born on November 17th to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker in 118 Mile House (BC Birth Reg. Number 1898-09-259166)  The BC voters list for 1898 lists George H. Felker as a farmer at 144-Mile House,  Henry P. Felker, as a farmer at 144-Mile House, John R. Felker as a farmer at Lac La Hache, and William Felker as a farmer at 144-Mile House.

1899 - William Richard Felker was born on February 10th in Chimney Creek to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker.  William Philip Felker married Fanny Helen Leech on December 26th (BC Archives Film #B11368)

1900 - William Richard Felker died on July 4th at Chimney Creek at the age of 1 year and is buried in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Aubrey William Felker was born to William Philip and Fanny Helen Felker on October 8th to Francis H. Felker.  Emma Winnifred Felker was born on November 19th to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker.  George William (Bordy) Felker was born to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker.

1901 - Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker are listed in the Williams Lake Census with their four children, Henry, Mary A., Josephine and Emma W..  Antoinette Felker is listed as a widow, now 71 years old.  George Richard Felker was born on December 15th to William Philip and Fanny Helen Felker.

1902 - Harry Archibald Felker was born to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker on April 12th.  George Leo (Bud) Felker was born to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker on   August 29th at Chimney Creek.  William Philip Felker died on December 14th at 144 Mile house at the age of about 45 years (BC Death REgistration  Number 1902-09-233152) and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

1903 - Mary Antoinette Felker, nee Budde died 25 November in 144 Mile house just before her 74th birthday and is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery. John Frederick Felker was born on December 6th to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker at Chimney Creek.

1904 - John Richard Felker was born on December 19th to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker.

1905 - Monica Helena Felker was born on September 6th to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker at Chimney Creek.

1906 - Thomas Joseph Felker was born on December 31st to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker at  Chimney Creek.

1907 - Emma Ellen Belmond nee Felker married a second time to Albert D. Young on July 2nd in the Clinton District.   (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1907-09-175394)

1908 - Ena Isobel Emma Felker is born on July 23rd to John Dedrich Richard and Bella Felker.

1910 - George Henry Felker, son of John Richard and Bella Felker, married Mary Kirkpatrick on January 31st in the Quesnel District.  (BC Marriage Reg. Number1910-09-172891)  George would take over his father's roadhouse at 118 Mile. George Henry and Mary Felker had a son George Henry Felker.

1911 - John Richard Felker died on January 1st at the age of 6 years.   Ena Isobel Emma Felker died on January 18th at the age of 2 years in the Clinton district.  (BC Death Reg. Number 1911-09-235476)  William Richard (Dick) Felker was born on Aug 21 to George Henry and Mary Felker.

1913 - Margarette Anne Felker married James A. Sutherland on December 20th in Quesnel.  (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1913-09-164517) Elsie Antonette Felker was born to  George Henry and Mary Felker on April 21st.

1914 - Peter Richard Felker was born on June 12th at Chimney Creek to Henry Patrick and Ellen Felker.

1915 - Cecila May Violet Felker was born to George Henry and Mary Felker on October 3rd.

1916 - Pansy Jeanette Felker married Alfred Frederic Brown on June 19th in Barkerville.   (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1916-09-180452)  Two sisters, Margaret Ann Felker married Jim Sutherland and Helen Blanch Felker married Hank Pollard both on January 15th in Vancouver.

1918 - Leilyer Antoinette (Lillian) Felker married Frederick Hugh O'Neill on the 16th of October in Victoria, BC and had several children.

1919 - The 153 Mile House Directory lists George Felker and Harry Patrick Felker both as a ranchers.  Mary Elizabeth Felker married Frederick Arthur Burr on December 29th in Quesnel.  (BC Marriage Reg. Number 1919-09-204222)

1920 - Louisa Antoinette Ulrich nee Felker died on July 11th, at the age of 57 years.

1921 - Mary Rhoda Felker died on November 30th, at the age of 47 years in 150 Mile House.  (BC Death Reg. Number 1921-09-291379)

1923 - George Henry Felker died on May 23rd, in Quesnel at the age of 73 years. (BC Archives Microfilm #B13124)  He is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery near Williams Lake near several other family members.

-Mary Antoinette Felker married a Mr. Cook.

- George William Felker married May Treseirra.

- Mary Elizabeth Felker married Fredrich Burr.

- John Felker was born to George William and May Felker.

- Josephine Annie Felker married a Mr. McGillivray.

- Emma Winnifred Felker married a Mr. Lister.

1926 - George Leo (Bud) Felker married Kathleen M (Kay) Bliss on February 13th in Williams Lake. (BC Marriage Registration #1926-09-312375)    Josephine Mary Felker, daughter of George Leo and Kathleen Felker,  died on November 26th in Williams Lake.   She was a twin and died on the same day that she was born.  (BC Death Reg. Number 1926-09-377785)  George and Kathleen would also have a daughter named Alice.

- Monica Helena Felker married a Mr. Petrowitz.

- Harry Archibald Felker married Matilda (Tillie) Snider nee Kostering from Big Bar and would have 9 children.

1932 - Eva May Felker daughter of George William and May Felker, was born.

1937 - Henry Patrick Felker died on May 10th at the age of 76 years (BC Archives Microfilm #B13159) and buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

1938 - Eva May Felker, died on June 5th at the age of 6 years in Lac La Hache.  (BC Death Reg. Number1938-09-544483)

1940 - May Felker nee Tresierra died on October 15th, at the age of 36 years in Lac La Hache.  (BC Death Reg. Number1940-09-579122)

- George William (Bordy) Felker married a second time to Lou Singlehurst.

1949 - Ellen (Nellie) Felker nee Richardson died on January 27th at the age of 78 years in Williams Lake.  (BC Death Reg. Number:   1949-09-001898)   Emma Ellen Young nee Felker died on May 5th at the age of 80 years.  John Dedrich Richard Felker died on 19 October in 118 Mile house at the age of 97 years. Isabel Felker died on November 19th, at the age of 82, in 118 Mile House.  (BC Death Reg. Number 1949-09-009454) 

1957 - Margaret Ann Sutherland nee Felker died at the age of about 64 years. George William (Bordy) Felker died on July 20th at the age of  about 57 years.

1959 - Matilda Agnes Felker nee Kostering died on July 2nd, at the age of 55 years in Williams Lake. (BC Death Reg.  Number 1959-09-010365)  She was buried in the Williams Lake City Cemetery. 

1962 - Cecila May Violet Felker died on 13 Sept 1962 at the age of 46 years. (Microfilm #B13258)

1964 - Photo taken of the log house that was originally owned by Mrs. A. T. Felker.  John Frederick Felker died On October 25th, at the age of 57 in Williams Lake. (BC Death Registration number 1964-09-014219)

1965 - Alvin Charles Felker died on July 1st, in Williams Lake at the age of 37 years. (BC Death Registration number 1965-09-008655)

1968 - Photo taken of a two storey log house originally owned by the Felker Family.  Photo taken of the log home originally owned by the Petrowitz family (Monica Helena Felker married into this family).

1970 - Josephine Annie McGillvray nee Felker died on December 22nd in Vancouver at the age of 73 years.

1973 - George Richard Felker died on May 10th at the age of 71 years.  Henry George Joseph Felker died on December 17th at the age of 78 years in Williams Lake (BC Death registration number 1973-09-018072) and is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

1975 - Aurbey William Felker died on April 21st at the age of 74 years, he never married.

1980 - Thomas Joseph Felker died on January 7th at the age of 73 years.  Harry Archibald Felker died on May 26th, at the age of about 78 years and was buried in the Williams Lake City Cemetery beside his wife Matilda. (BC Death Registration Number 1980-09-009244) Pansy Jeanette Brown, nee Felker died on May 30th in Chilliwack at the age of 83 years.

1981 - Thomas Joseph Felker died on the 7th of January in Williams Lake at the age of 74 years.  (BC Death Registration number 1981-09-001206)  He is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

1987 - Mary Antoinette Cook nee Felker died on August 29th in Vancouver at the age of 91 years.

1988 - Monica Helena Petrowitz nee Felker died on April 12th in Vernon, BC at the age of 82 years

1990 - George Leo Felker died on October 7th at Williams Lake at the age of about 88 years.

1991 - Peter Richard Felker died on June 8th at the age of 76 years.

1995 - Matilda (Tillie) Mary Felker  nee Isnardy died on July 20th in Williams Lake. Mary Elizabeth Burr nee Felker died in August at the age of 96 years.

1996 - Emma Winnifred Lister nee Felker died on April 25th in Richmond, BC at the age of 95 years.

Felker Lake was named for Henry Patrick Felker (1860-1937).  

There is a Felker Family Cemetery located next to the Lazy R. Campsite in Lac La Hache.  Buried in the cemetery are:

Alfred Richard Felker (1890-1897)
Eva Isobel Felker
Eva May Felker (1832-5 June 1838)
George William Felker (1900-20 July 1957)
Isabell Felker
Isobel Felker
J. B. Felker
John Richard Felker (1851-19 Oct 1949)
Mae Felker (nee Tresierra) (1904-15 Oct 1940)
George Gauld
Marguerite Ann Sutherland (nee Felker) (18 May 1893 - 1957)


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Last updated 25 April, 2005