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Note: irst Eight Generations, 1997, Compiled by The Nellis and Nelles Family Associations, The Herkimer County Historical Society. Page 7. "JOHANN WILHELM NELLIS born 7 Jan. 1694 in Germany. Died Jan. 1778 in Stone Arabia, Tryon Co., NY at 84y 0m 10 d. Buried 17 Jan 1778. Last will 21 Oct. 1777. He married ANA SABINA DYCHERD, daughter of WARNER DYCKERD and CATHERINE AHL, 28 Dec. 1714 in Rh___. Born 1 Jan. 1697 in Sebold, Germany. Baptized 5 Jan. 1698 in Langenselbold Church, Sebold, Germany. Buried in Stone Arabia, Tryon Co., NY. WILLIAM NELLES of Queensbury was a volunteer soldier in Queen Anne's War in 1711. They were sent on an expedition to Canada and were paid for their service with titles to land in upstate New York. They settled in an area now known as Schoharie County, but the land titles were challenged and the Palatines were destined to move again. Eventually, after the land disputes were settled, William and 26 others were granted 12,000 acres known as the Stone Arabia patent. William Nelles received lots 32 and 42 in 1723. On 31 May 1735, William received the deed to his land. WILLIAM NELLES was listed as a freeholder at Canajoharie in 1763. In 1767 William Nellis, yeoman of Canajoharie, gave land to sons, Johannes and Hendrick. In 1768, the Patent issued to John Bracken was identified as boardered by land granted to George Klock, W. Nelles & others on the East side of Canada Creek. WILLIAM mentions in his will, his beloved wife (unnamed), eldest and first born son ANDREAS, sons William, Johannes, Ludwig, and Henry; daughters Catherine, wife of Christian Dagstater, Maria, wife of Adam Empie, Margaret, wife of Nicholas Snell; and grandchildren William Womuth, Robert Nellis, Warner Nelles, and Maria Dagsteter, the daughter of Adam Ecker who had died, and three grandsons Robert, Peter, and John, sons of his own son, Henry." "The farm that WILLIAM acquired in 1735 is still in the family having passed through Ludwig's line. John Gregory Nellis is the current owner and Helen Van Patten Nellis has the original deed." From the Internet (July 2003) Continued from father's line: (2) Johann Wilhelm "William" Nellis, of Queensbury, New York, and #547 on the Hunter Rolls. He was a volunteer soldier in 1711 on an expedition to Canada against the French. For this service, he, and 26 others, were given title to 12,000 acres known as the Stone Arabia patent. William Nelles received lots 32A and 42 in 1723. In 1729, he assisted in the construction of a log church at Stone Arabia. it was replaced in 1792 by the wooden church known as the Stone Arabia Trinity Lutheran Church. On 31 May 1735, William was deeded land that remained in the family for 10 generations. The deed is currently in possession of Helen and Curtis Nellis (1994). On 28 December 1714 when Johann Wilhelm was 20, he married ANNA SABINA DYCKERT, born 1 January 1697/1698 in Langensebold, Germany, buried in Stone Arabia, Tryon Co., New York. Her godparents were Sabina and Peter Blum. He was naturalized at Albany, New York, on 31 January 1715/1716 with his brother. He was a patentee of the Stone Arabia Paten In 1744 Johann William Nelles's family was listed by Pastor Sommer as consisting of Wilhelm, Andreas (Adolph), Anna Elisabetha, Johannes, Ludwig, Henrich, Maria, Anna Margaretha, and Elisabetha. Wilhelm Nellis and wife, Sabina sponsored the baptism of Joh. Wilhelm Duslar, born 27 December 1754, son of Jacob and Anna Duslar. William and wife, Wina, sponsored Maria Saltzmann, 28 April 1757. William granted William, Jr., 231 acres, 2 rods in lot 4 on the north side of the Mohawk River at Canajoharie on 26 December 1760, recorded 6 February 1772 (Book 9, Page 37 ) William Nelles was listed as a freeholder at Canajoharie in 176 In 1767, William Nellis, yeoman of Canajoharie, granted Hendrick Nellis part of lot 8 which amounted to 232 acres on the banks of thr Mohawk at Canajoharie and Johannis 91 acres 2 rods on the north side of the Mohawk at Canajoharie. Both were recorded 13 Mar 1767. William Nellis and Anna Sabina were sponsors for Anna Lepper on 26 January 1767, daughter of Jacob and Anna Sabina Lepper. In 1768, the Patent issued to John Bracken was identified as boardered by land granted to George Klock, W. Nelles & others on the East side of Canada Creek. William mentioned in his will, his beloved wife, eldest and first born son Andreas, sons William, Johannes, Ludwig, and Henry; daughters Catherine wife of Christian Dagstater, Maria, wife of Adam Empie, Margaret, wife of Nicholas Snell; and grandchildren William Wormuth, Robert Nellis, Warner Nelles, and Maria Dagsteter the daughter of Adam Ecker who had died, and three grandsons Robert, Peter, and John, sons of his own son, Henry. (Note: old abstracts of William's will mention "granddaugher Maria Dagsteter daughter of Adam Empie, deceased". Should read "granddaughter Maria Dagsteter daughter of Adam Ecker, deceased".) William died 17 January 1778, age 84 years and 10 days according to Stone Arabia Church records. Maria Nellis Empie sent a letter dated 26 Aug 1785 to her brother Henry, then in Canada, that 'his mother' was very ill and "desirous that he return for a visit". Maria also mentions that Henrick William's son, Peter, was "soon to marry Elizabeth Snidar." In 1976 the farm of Wilhem Nellis was still in the family having passed down thru Ludwig's line to Curtis Nellis. In 1996, John Gregory Nellis, Curt's nephew, owned the farm. Nearby, the Warner Dygert farm also remained in the family and was being farmed by Robert C. Dygert (20 January 1976). Children: 1.Johann Wilhelm, born about 1721; married Maria Dorothea Saltzmann; their children were baptized at Stone Arabia Church 2.ANDREAS, mentioned below (Note: this information not included on internet.) 3.Catharina, born about 1717 4.Anna Barbara Elisabetha, born 1723, died before 1761 5.Johannes, born 29 January 1727, died 21 February 1811, according to Stone Arabia Church records. His wife may have been named Maria Magdalena. his will was dated 9 October 1806 and was probated 11 May 1813. 6.Ludwig, born 1729, died about 1809; married Elisabetha. A resident of Palatie, his will was dated 8 August 1809 and probated 17 January 1810. 7.Henrich Wilhelm, noted often in the 1760's as an officer, Capt. Henry Nelles aged 48 and his entire family were recorded on the 1783 census of Niagara. 8.Anna Maria, born 1731; possibly the Anna Maria recorded as marrying Michael Salzmann 9.Anna Margaretha, born 1733, died about 1780 10.Johann Henrich, born 1735, died 1791 11.Maria Elisabetha, born 1737, died 1763
Note: From: NELLIS - NELLES Immigrants from the Palatinate 1710, Vol. 1, The F
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