Selected Families and Individuals



Obituary (from Thousand Islands Sun of 6 Mar. 1969):  REDWOOD---Joseph Felder, 86, retired Redwood farmer died Sunday night in an Ogdensburg hospital where he had been a patient since May 1968.

    The funeral was Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Redwood, with Rev. Bruce V. Schrader, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the spring in Redwood Cemetery.

    Surviving Mr. Felder are one daughter, Mrs. Welby (Marie) Hotis, Watertown; five sons, Lawrence C., Union Springs; Leonard G., Richard W., and Donald J., all of Redwood, and Paul J., Pico Rivera, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. William (Emma)
Walton, Mrs. James (Amelia) Zellar, both of Redwood, and Mrs. Carl (Victoria) Wilson, Watertown; two brothers, Karl and Otto Felder of Redwood, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Felder was born Nov. 14, 1882 in Mainz, Germany, the son of Joseph and Anna Marie Hawn Felder.  He came to the United States at the age of two with his parents.  They settled in Redwood where his father operated a harness shop.

   Mr. Felder was educated in Redwood schools.  He married Miss Margaret DeYoung of Theresa, June 7, 1911 at the Presbyterian church, Theresa, with Rev. W. H. Bruin, pastor, performing the ceremony.

    The couple lived for a time in Plessis and then moved to Redwood where Mr. Felder was employed by Adam Bickelhaupt as a cheesemaker.

    In 1920, the family moved to the Dillin farm, Redwood-Plessis road which they operated for several years and later purchased.  They retired in 1950 and moved to Redwood on First St.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Redwood.

Margaret DEYOUNG

Obituary (from newspaper of 15 April 1968):  REDWOOD---Mrs. Margaret DeYoung Felder, 80, wife of Joseph Felder, First St., died this morning at the Edward John Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, where she had been in ill health five months.

    The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Rev. Bruce V. Schrade, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Redwood Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the Quincer Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

    Surviving, besides her husband, are five sons, Lawrence C., Union Springs, Paul J., Los Angeles, Calif., Richard W., Alexandria Bay, Leondard G., and Donald J., Redwood; a daughter, Mrs. Welby (Marie) Hotis, Watertown; a brother, Jerry
DeYoung, Huntington, W. Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Edward (Flora) Call, Miss Grace DeYoung, Mrs. Daniel (Mildred) Desarmeau, all of Theresa, Mrs. Anson (Mable) Calhoun, Watertown, Mrs. Maurice (Jenny) Richardson, Central Square; 14 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Felder was born in the town of Alexandria, May 1, 1887, a daughter of William and Ida Evans DeYoung.  She was a graduate of Antwerp Training Class and taught in district schools for years.  She was married to Joseph Felder of Redwood
on June 7, 1911, by Rev. W. H. Bruin, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Theresa.  They operated a farm near Plessis until they retired in 1951 and moved to Redwood.

    She was a member and past president of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Dorcas Society.