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Welcome to the Feller Family Page!

Updated: 07 May 2012 


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If you have any information (births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, photographs, etc.) on the Feller and related families please send to Jim Adams (adamsmckain at for inclusion on this page.


Connection to the Adams family: Edith Sarah Feller was the granddaughter of Isaac Leonard & Emily Lorania (Adams) Bates.


Historic Maps of Bates Township, Brown County, South Dakota


Descendants of Samuel Jason Feller (05 April 1834 in Findley, Hancock, OH - 15 March 1909 in Day County, SD) & Nancy Dean Insley (06 July 1837 in Wayne County, OH - 21 Jan 1918 in Brown County, SD). They had 3 children:
  1. Jason Dustin Feller (27 March 1869 in Findley, Hancock, OH - 31 July 1942 in Salem, Marion, OR) married Sarah Sophia Bates (18 Sept 1869 in Schoolcraft, MI - 10 Feb 1970 in Webster, SD). She was the daughter of Isaac Leonard Bates (12 July 1835 in Syracuse, Oswego, NY - 18 Jan 1927 in Groton, Brown, SD) and Emily Lorania Adams (10 April 1839 in Porter, Van Buren, MI - 08 Sept 1911 in Groton, Brown, SD)
  2. Jennie Cedila Feller
  3. Gelie Feller


Jason Dustin Feller (27 March 1869 in Findley, Hancock, OH - 31 July 1942 in Salem, Marion, OR) and Sarah Sophia Bates (18 Sept 1869 in Schoolcraft, MI - 10 Feb 1970 in Webster, SD) had 4 children:
  1. Violet Ethel Feller (18 Sept 1896 in SD - 09 Jan 1970 in Salem, Marion, OR) married Harry Ward Ashford (24 June 1895 in Rondell, Brown, SD - 12 Oct 1958 in Vancouver, Clark, WA). They had 5 children.
  2. Emily Laura Feller (09 June 1898 - 18 Feb 1985) married James Emery Murray (10 Aug 1893 - 30 Sep 1979). They had 3 children.
  3. Edith Sarah Feller (08 Dec 1908 in Andover, SD - 10 May 1998 in Aberdeen, SD) married Raymond Edward Johnson (28 May 1908 in Portage, IN - 15 July 2004 in Aberdeen, SD). They had 3 children.
  4. Son


Death Notice for Edith Sarah (Feller) Johnson

  Edith Sarah (Feller) Johnson, age 97 years and 5 months, of Groton, South Dakota died May 10, 1998 three days after surgery for a fractured hip. Edith as born December 8, 1908 in Scotland Township, Andover, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Jason and Sarah Sophia (Bates) Feller who had three children: Violet Esther (Sept. 18, 1896), Emily Laura (June 9, 1898), and Edith. Edith's grandparents were Isaac Leonard and Emily Lorania (Adams) Bates. She is a Horace Hale and Lorania G. (Kinney) Adams descendant.

  Jason and Sarah moved to "Dakota Territory" in 1886 where Violet, Emily, and Edith grew up as children living on a farm in Brown and/or Day counties. Edith's mother was the first teacher in what is now Bates Township.

  Edith attended rural school and graduated from Groton High School in 1927. After receiving a two year teaching certificate from Northern, she taught a year at Columbia and Pierpont.

  Edith married Raymond Johnson in 1933. They had three children: Joanne, Jeanne, and Jerry. The family lived on a farm for 14 years before moving to Groton, S.D. about 1947. She was selected as "Mother of the Year" in 1976 for the Groton are by the Groton Jaycettes.

  Edith had a wide variety of interests and contributed alot of Isaac and Emily (Adams) Bates data to the Adams-McKain Reunion. Although she lived in South Dakota, she attended a reunion occasionally, the last one in 1988.

  Edith is survived by her husband, Raymond and her children and their families.