Johann[es] Feller, a single farmer, and his brother Johann [Georg] (age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Joh. Fehler and his brother Joh. Georg (age 17¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Johannes Feller, a linen weaver (Leineweber), his wife Anna, and brother [Johann] Georg (age 17) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 42.
In 1778, Georg Feller moved from Näb to Hummel.
In 1793, Johann Georg Feller moved from Näb to Bettinger.
Members of this Feller family are recorded on the 1798 census in Näb (Nb23 & Nb28), Bettinger (Bt01), and Hummel (Hm20).
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Fellers came from the German region of Runkel.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bt01, Hm20, Nb23, Nb28, Mv1833, Mv1848.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5526.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3513-3514.