Felder Family, Hans Heinrich Felder, Switzerland, South Carolina, Revolution
The progenitor of the American Felder family was Hans Heinrich Felder who was born in Wiedikon, Canton Zurich, Switzerland, about 1701. He, his wife Ursula, and their ten-year old son Hans Heinrich, Jr., later John Henry, settled in Orangeburg Township, South Carolina in 1735. The family was granted 350 acres of land, that is more than half a square mile, on September 17, 1738 by King George II of England. Hans Heinrich Felder, Sr., however, died that same year, and his wife passed away a year later in 1739. Their son John Henry Felder was only 14 years old when he lost his parents. Grown up, he dropped the name of John and was known simply as Henry Felder.
"Hans Heinrich Felder, Jr., Captain in South Carolina's Revolutionary Army, 1778,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 37:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol37/iss1/4