The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 707, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOSEPH FELKER is a native of Union County, Pennsylvania, was born April 19, 1819, and is the second in a family of fifteen children born to HENRY and ANNA (ROMIG) FELKER, both natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. HENRY FELKER, who was a farmer, died in his native State in 1870, a member of the Lutheran Church; his wife, who was also a member of the Lutheran Church, died while on a visit to Ohio in 1853. JOSEPH FELKER worked on the home farm until twenty-two years old, then for nine years ran a saw and grist mill, and then for three years farmed on shares. In the spring of 1855, he moved from Pennsylvania to St. Joseph County, Michigan, and in the following fall came to this township, and for three years was here engaged in farming on shares. As far back as 1839, he had entered 280 acres in Indian Creek Township, and in 1858 he built a frame house and put eighty acres under cultivation, and here has made his home ever since. He was married in August, 1840, to LOUISA FEES, a native of Union County, Pennsylvania, who has borne him seven children, six of whom are yet living. MR. FELKER has served the township as Assessor for two years, and Justice of the Peace for twelve years. In politics, he is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Lutheran Church."