Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     BRUNO W. FELDER, in his chosen occupation, that of jeweler, has done creditably as is evidenced constantly by his skillful and careful work.  He has a fine establishment in Wilbur and handles a thriving business, carries a large stock of goods and he does much repairing.
     Bruno W. Felder was born in Missouri, in 1853, being the son of Abraham and Katherine (Mettler) Felder, natives of Switzerland.  Bruno W. Felder's ancestors came from the country whence hail the finest jewelers and mechanics the world has ever known.  The father came to Missouri when thirty-five years of age and followed his profession, being a physician of very high reputation.  He received his degree from Heidelberg university, Germany, as well as from some of the other leading universities of the world and started very high in the profession.  He died in 1883.  The mother's father, Dr. Mettler, was one of the most prominent and skillful physicians in Switzerland.  After a primary training in the public schools, our subject received a college education in Weston, Missouri, after which he took up the jeweler business, becoming very skillful and proficient.  For five years, he was thus engaged in St. Louis and in 1871 went to Atchison, Kansas, continuing there in the same business for four years.  After that, he did business in Alton, Illinois, for a short time, and then spent eight years in Colorado.  Following that, we find him in the jeweler business in Los Angeles, and on January 13, 1890, he located at Wilbur, Washington.  Here he opened a jeweler store and has since continued steadily in business.  He has a handsome residence in Wilbur besides other property and also half a section of land in Yakima county, Washington.
     In January, 1891, at Los Angeles, California, Mr. Felder married Miss Emma Fleshman, who was born in Humboldt county, California, on October 2, 1866.  Her father, Herman Fleshman, was a wealthy merchant of Homboldt county.  Mr. Felder has the following brothers and sisters, Zeno, Harry, Louis, Nina, Eliza, Paulina, Gussie and May.  To Mr. and Mrs. Felder one child has been born, Herman A.
     Mr. Felder is affiliated with the A. 0. U. W., the W. W., and the K. 0. T. M.  He is a substantial member of society, wealthy and well esteemed.