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Many thanks to Herbert R. Groff, typing volunteer!

The corrected desk copy of this book which was reprinted in 1930, belonging to Milo Nellis was given to Willis Barsheid by Mr. Nellis. These corrections and/or additions will appear in red. The book says in Mr. Nellis' handwriting "Additions and corrections by Milo Nellis". Lots of luck sorting this out! Just remember the red is a later addition/correction. There are lines and written notes everywhere and is most confusing! Please cross check any information with another source.(ajb)

Here is a recent comment on the information. Proceed carefully! "Thank you for the Kilts reference, Generation VII, Albert Kilts, Jr. I have some different information on the beginnings of this family. Yours is at variance with the Nellis book, NELLIS-NELLES, IMMIGRANTS FROM THE PALATINATE, 1710, VOLUME 1, THE FIRST EIGHT GENERATIONS, 1997. Generation I - William married Anna Sabina Dyckerd and had 10 children, and was not married to your Magdelena Klock. Generation II - The wife of Johannes Nellis was "unknown" and was not Nancy Fox. He had 7 children. Generation III - William married Mary Magdalena Wagner and 8 children and was not married to Lany Helen Waggoner with 7 children. Generation IV - Joseph did marry Mary Fox. I didn't go any further as I'm not sure as to what I can believe with these aforementioned errors according to the Nellis book."


KLOCK AND NELLIS FAMILIES, Part of the "The Old Palatine Church" 1930 by Milo Nellis

The first white settlers in and about Palatine Church were the two Nellis brothers, Christian and William Nellis. Just east of the present village of St. Johnsville, Hendrick Klock located. He had two daughters, Barvalis (Barbara) and Magdalene who married two Nellis pioneers thus uniting these families by a double tie. It is the purpose of this article to give what is known of the early history of these two families. The record is far from complete and undoubtedly there are errors. Milo Nellis has given several years to the work and has solved several baffling points but there remains a vast amount of research. Authorities are given wherever available and a sincere effort to penetrate the unwritten history of these early pioneers. Incomplete as the work is, we are giving it at this time in the hope that it may aid those who are interested in completing their family line as far back as the Revolution.

Dated August, 1930. THE PUBLISHER

WILLIAM NELLIS, THE Pioneer

William Nellis, pioneer, born January 7, 1694, buried at Stone Arabia, January 17, 1778 (church record of burial), married Margretha Klock, daughter of Hendrick Klock, pioneer; record of birth, death or marriage not found.

Children of William Nellis and Margretha Klock: 1) William 2) Hendrick W.; 3) Johannes; 4) Andreas (or Andrew); 5) Ludwig; 6) daughter (name unknown), who married a son of Peter Wormuth, pioneer. She died June 5, 1748. Their only son Lieutenant Wormuth killed by Joseph Brant, noted Indian chief at Cherry Valley, June 1778.

The Line of William 2nd.

William Nellis Sr., with George Klock acquired the Klock and Nellis Patent. His son William W. married Maria Dorothea Saltsman and they had the following children, viz:--

I

1) John W. Nellis died Nov. 22, 1834, age 67 years, 6 mo., 20 days, left no surviving children but a widow Margaret, daughter of John J. Klock, born Sept 18, 1769, died Dec. 31, 1844, aged 75 years 2 mos., 13 days, tomb stone records.

II

2) Peter W. Nellis, born July 7, 1759, died March 7, 1813, age 53 years, 7 months, 10 days, married first Nancy Dygert (believed to be a daughter of Warner Dygert and a sister of Severinus Dygert who was the father of Catharine Suf. Dygert--she married another Peter W. Nellis who was a son of William I. Nellis and grandson of Johannes Nellis who was the son of pioneer William Nellis) by whom he had eight sons, four daughters. Second Rosina Wiles, one child by this wife--Nancy who married Daniel J. Klock and moved to Jefferson Co..

Children of Peter W. Nellis and and Nancy Dygert:

1) Robert Nellis born August 4, 1785, died Oct. 4, 1868; married (1st wife) June 3, 1810, Polly Nellis, born May 26, 1792 and died May 7, 1818, having borne three sons, vix. Chauncey born August 26, 1811, died Feb., 1870; Edward born Sept. 27, 1813, died July 27, 1899; Azeriah born Oct. 6, 1815, died in Boone, Iowa. (No descendants from any of these). Second wife Katie Dysslin born July 2, 1792, died Nov. 22, 1868. Children, John Henry Nellis born Jan. 14, 1820, died Dec. 26, 1894 who married Christina Klock and had a son, Klock Nellis and daughters who married, Jonathan Vedder and Orville Powell and Edward Bauder and another daughter Ida who married Albert Smith. A son James Dysslin Nellis, born July 14, 1826, died March 30, 1889, married Amanda Lepper. Four sons, Homer, Milo, Orley, Sanford. Milo is the only one living beyond 21 years of age, born Dec. 18, 1876.

Robert Nellis born 12-11-1823 died 2-4-1892, married Oct 11, 1849 Martha Cramer, had three sons, William C. and Irving of St. Johnsville and Joseph of Ephrath. William C. has son George living at home. Irving has daughter Hattie (no children) who married Jay Russell. Joseph has no children.

Reuben Nellis born April 20, 1835, died 1-18-1914, married Kate Weigreth, had one son Leslie, daughters Anna and Ruby.

Anna Nellis born 11-17-1830, d 4-2-1896, married 9-10-1856 Sylvenus Snell, lived at Shelbyville, Mich., had sons Fred, James, Herbert, Reuben and Birney and daughter Anna.

Elizabeth Nellis born August 30, 1838, died Nov. 5, 1897,married Irving Bauder, lived at Carlisle, N. Y. and had sons John Nellis and Irving, daughters Mary, Kate and Emma.

Mary Nellis, born 9-28-1828, died 5-14-1860, married Henry Sanders, had son James who married Magdalene Klock and daughter Emma who married Edward S. Van Deusen, lives in Utica.

Kate Nellis born March 23, 1833, died Nov. 24, 1903, never married.

2) Joseph Peter Nellis born Sept 8, 1793, died Feb. 10, 1875, married Tama Dewey, born July 13, 1799, died Jan 25, 1880. They had a number of children, lived at Richmondville, N. Y. A son Jacob appointed postmaster at Schoharie March 31, 1856.

Jacob Nellis born Dec. 25, 1820, died Nov. 1, 1899, married at Middleburgh, N. Y., Jan 3, 1847, Julia Ann Wright, born August 29, 1822 at Sharon, N. Y. died Jan 5, 1870 at Schoharie. Two sons Theodore born April 13, 1851 and William born Sept 3, 1855 were graduates of Albany Medical College and located in that city, now deceased, no surviving children.

III

William W. Nellis died between January 17, 1821 (date of Will) and Feb 28, 1826 date will was probated, left three sons, one married and one unmarried daughter and a grandchild named Anna Putnam. (See Pension papers, R-7583 William died 6-21-1821, m 4-28-1786 to Mary -- sister of Joseph Waggoner.)

IV

Sephrenus (Henry W. Nellis?? Milo Nellis used this number again, so I am unsure. ajb) born Feb. 24, 1755, died Feb. 22, 1814, aged 59 years (less 2 days). Married March 4, 1780. They had seven children, four of whom, one son and three daughters survived him. (Not of the Canadian family - Peter H. son Henry.

V

Peter H. Nellis, born Dec. 6, 1771, died Feb. 3, 1832, married Catharine Fox, born March 14, 1788, died October 25, 1858, had six sons and three daughters.

Charles born Jan. 18, 1807 whose daughter married William Walrath, father of Elmer Walrath at present a New York Central passenger conductor.

Nancy born Nov. 20, 1810, married Conrad Frey.

Volkert born Nov. 6, 1812.

Henry born Feb. 19, 1815, oldest daughter married Morgan Flander.

William born March 5, 1822, daughter married Henry Hose.

Eva born Nov. 21, 1820, married Isaac Jennings.

Margaret born May 25, 1824 married Schneck of Fort Plain.

Seth born Sept. 26, 1827, father of John Nellis now living on Averill Street, St. Johnsville.

Stephen born March 29, 1829, was a carpenter, no children remembered.

VI

John (Note: Mr. Nellis then lists VI Anna who married John Friggy)

VII

Warner (Note: Mr. Nellis then lists VII Margaret who married Isaac Walrath.)

VIII

Elizabeth who married George Waggoner, Sr.

IX

Daniel

X

Mary married George Cross

XI

Gertrude married Henry Kring

XII

Betsy married John Kring

XIII

Nancy married John Schults. These lines are incomplete but the above named Warner Nellis was the grandfather of M. G. Bronner, now a prominent attorney in Little Falls, N. Y. and Daniel was evidently the grandfather of Dr. Alexander Nellis, Jr., First assistant Physician of the Willard State Hospital who died at that hospital of influenza Dec. 27, 1893.

The Line of Hendrick W.

Hendrick W. Nellis, called Jr. son of Pioneer William, and his cousin Henry Nellis served in Capt. Jacob Klock's company in the Colonial Army 1760-3 under William Johnson (not then knighted).

Hendrick W. Nellis, called Jr. was a Lieut. Colonel in 1760. With his son Robert he went to Canada with Sir Guy Johnson when the latter broke his parole and fled to Canada through the northern wilderness at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. His descendants form a large family in Canada.

The Line of Johannes

3. Johannes Nellis, son of pioneer William born Jan. 29, 1727, died Feb. 21, 1811, buried Feb. 23, 1811 in Palatine (Stone Arabia Lutheran Church Records, Vol. 1 page 348). His will dated Oct 9, 1806, probated May 11, 1813, recorded book 2 page 247 at Fonda, N. Y. mentions wife and sons John, Peter, Jost and William; daughters Delia, wife of Peter P. Ehle; Nancy, wife of Peter C. Fox and Magdalena, wife of Jacob Keller.

I

His eldest son John J., married Miss Weaver, their son Lawyer John married the eldest daughter (Anna Christiana -Stone Arabia Record, Vol. 1, page 348.) of Christian Nellis, . Lawyer John's brother David was the father of Peter F. (I think Lawyer is what the word says. ajb)

II

Johannes' son Peter I. (J.) married Caty, daughter of Daniel and Catharine Fox. Will dated Sept. 10, 1815, probated May 6, 1816 mentions sons Daniel and Ira and only daughter, Lenah.

Peter I. Nellis born July 15, 1779, died April 18, 1816, married Feb. 24, 1805 Catharine Fox, born Sept. 25, 1790.

Daniel F. born June 6, 1809, died Dec. 9, 1873, member of assembly in 1840, married Sept 22, 1833 Elizabeth Nellis his cousin (daughter of William I. Nellis born Dec. 28, 1809, died Nov. 9, 1868.

The Children of Daniel F. and Elizabeth Nellis.

Peter W. Nellis, born 1-22-1834.

Alpha Nellis, born March 5, 1836, married Mary M. Van Vorst, Children, Mary L., James G., Daniel.

Mary Magdalena born Jan. 15, 1838.

Reuben D. born August 13, 1840, died Dec. 26, 1873, married Elizabeth Saltsman. Parents of Wesley Nellis of LeRoy, N. Y.

Daniel D. born Sept. 27, 1842, died March 3, 1888, son still lives on farm just west of Palatine Church.

Adam D. born Feb. 11, 1846, died at Dolgeville, N. Y., May 16, 1927.

Ambrose D. born April 6, 1848, died March 11, 1866.

Ira Nellis born April 4, 1811, daughter Mary married John Kilts, daughter Elizabeth married John A. Whitlock.

Lany Nellis born April 1, 1815 .

Peter Ira, b 3-1-1834, married Mary C. Saltsman

Children of Peter and Mary Nellis.

John D. b. 12-27-1867, m. Ella Allen, had son Carl

Amos b 7-1-1877, m. Ada Allen, son Adin, married Marian

Mary b 10-27-1872 M. John C. Kilts

Martha b. 10-26-1858 m. 1st James Shaver, 2d Frazier Nellis

Alma b. 6-20-1864 m. Lipe Klock

Alice b. 5-11-1857 m. Ward Beck

III Johannes' son Jost (Joseph) born April 17, 1750, died Feb. 24, 1834, married Mary Lampman. He lived on the farm owned by the late Harvey Fox (1930). He had a son Joseph I. and a daughter Mary. Sons of Joseph I. were Benjamin, Abraham, Joseph and Stephen. Benjamin married Dorothy Klock, a sister of Jonas Klock who was the father of the late Sheldon E. KlocK, (died Dec., 1929). Benjamin and Dorothy had a son Josephus Nellis whose son Earl Nellis lives in Canajoharie at present (1929).

Abraham had a son Abraham and a daughter Mrs. Julia Duncan of Nelliston.

Joseph (son of Joseph I.) had a son Aaron who built a hotel in Canajoharie (see Beers History of Montgomery Co., page 98, for a picture of same).

Stephen Nellis (son of Joseph I. married a sister of the mother of the late Sheldon E. Klock.

VI Johannes Nellis' son William I. (J.) born June 9, 1765, died May 28, 1834, married Nov. 15, 1789 Lany Helen Waggoner. They had eight children as follows, and 2 more.???--10 in all.

1) Margaret born Dec. 21, 1790.

2) Anna born Nov. 4, 1792.

3. Capt. Joseph W. Nellis, born Oct 10, 1794. died Nov. 19, 1859, married March 29, 1816 Mary Fox, born Oct 30, 1798, died Feb. 7, 1861. They had four sons and 2 daughters viz: William, Oliver, Nathan, Alonzo and Helen and ???linda, six children in all.

William's children are Joseph, living in New York city, Mrs. Melvin Shults of St. Johnsville, N.Y. and Blanche.

Oliver had a son Buel whose two sons now live in Oneida.

Nathan's children are Bruce and Frank of St. Johnsville, Charles of Little Falls, Byron, Ernest, Delia (Mrs. Israel Curtis), Elsie (Mrs. W. E. Montgomery), Margaret (Mrs. Elmer Walrath) and Edith (Mrs. Daniel Ruller.)

Helen Nellis married Abner Klock and their daughter Bertha married Ezra Dillenback.

4) Lany, born Nov. 12, 1796.

5) Catharine, born Jan 2, 1800.

6) Mary, born Feb. 4, 1803.

7) Elijah born Nov. 7, 1806.

8) Elizabeth b, Dec. 28, 1809, d. Nov 9. 1863

9) ???inda Nellis --oldest of ten children b Apr 18, 1817, married Henry Smith Jn.

10--?

Line of Ludwig

4. Ludwig, son of pioneer William had a son Ludwig, mentioned as deceased at the time the father's will was made, also grandson Peter, son of Ludwig (deceased). Will of George Spraker made Dec. 26, 1806, probated Sept. 9, 1807 mentions wife Eva and her son Peter Nellis indicating that George Spraker married the widow of John Ludwig Nellis. This was George Spraker, Sr. who came to America in 1755 and whose first wife was Maria House, his son George Spraker, Jr. made Peter L. Nellis an executor of his will.

Ludwig Nellis' will also mentions son John who signs himself John L. and who married Anna Fuchs (Fox), Bible record, daughter Mary, wife of Anthony Beck; Margaret wife of Christ. W. Fox; Catharine, wife of George Shults and Elizabeth wife of Adam Kilts.

Also in Stone Arabia L. C. records are recorded the baptism of the following children to Ludwig and wife,

Volume 1, page 22, Sept. 11, 1742, William.

Volume 1, page 23 Nov. 30, 1760 Catharine.

Volume 1, page 36 Dec. 3, 1762 Johannes (A drummer boy under Capt Henry Nellis. See pension paper 28820.

Volume 1, page 51, Sept 16, 1764, Maria.

Volume 1, page 75, May 14, 1767 Ludwig.

Ludwig Nellis, the son of William, the pioneer was a Lieutenant in Col. Klock's Regiment. He had at least one son in the Revolution and possibly two. William, John and Ludwig appear as privates and the same regiment although Ludwig was born in 1767 he was but a boy at the close of the war. John (John L.) is mentioned by Simms as at the battle of Lampman's field (foot note Vol. 2, page 521). A painting of John L. made in his 79th year is now (1930) in the possession of his descendant, John L. Nellis on the home farm in Stone Arabia.

Ludwig, son of the pioneer William married Eliilabeth Kaiser.

John L. and wife had John born Sept. 12, 1790, died April 10, 1867; Barent, Ludwig, Catharine C. born Oct. 25, 1789, died 1876, married Daniel Saltsman; Nancy or Anna, married John C. Kilts; Mary, married Johannes Beck and Elizabeth married Jacob Getman.

John I. Married Anna Christman. Their children were:

Capt (Militia) John J. born August 12, 1814, died 1875, married Elizabeth Fox; Anna C. married Sidney Gray; Catharine married Josia Rickard; Nancy married Sam Gray.

John J. and Elizabeth Fox, their children:

Clark, Harvey born May 16, 1846, died Feb. 6, 1906; Jeremiah, Josel, Sylvander, Almira, Mary, Nancy.

Harvey and wife Lavina Clause had:

Adam, Harvey, John J. born July 1, 1861, married Mabel Christman; Emma and Mary.

John (7th generation from the pioneer William) and his wife Mabel Christman reside on the ancestral farm at Stone Arabia and possess many family relics. The have (8th generation) three sons, John J., Jr., Woodrow and Curtis.

The line of Ludwig rounds out eight generations and is one of the most complete in the family annals.

The Line of Andrew

5. Andreas or Andrew Nellis, son of the pioneer William was born in Schoharie, N. Y. in 1715, died 1779, age 64. Died walking home from his neighbor Wormuth's home where he had been to call. He married at the age of 20 in 1735 Miss ____Fox and settled on a farm given him by his father located about one mile east of a little north of Palatine Church. (Handwritten note: Lot 4 of Harrison Patent.

Their children were:

Philip, Andrew, Mary, Anna Maria and Catharine, & William apparently the brother of Henry H. Nellis "Jr." who went to Canada. See Beers History of Montgomery & Fulton Counties 1878, page 152.

Philip Nellis, born Dec. 1, 1746, died Nov., 1818 at Fairfield, married at age of 24 to Elizabeth Dietz of Cherry Valley who was born January 10, 1752, died Jan. 12, 1825 at Fairfield, age 72 years, 7 month. They located at once in Manheim, Herkimer County. The older brother Andrew remained on the home farm and his father lived with him. Philip Nellis assisted in building the present Lutheran church building at Stone Arabia in 1805. He remained in Manheim until 1771 when he returned to Palatine and in 1775 purchased the home farm from his brother Andrew and took his father to live with him there, where he died as previously stated. In 1812 Philip and his wife removed with their son, Peter Philip with whom they were living to Fairfield, Herkimer County, where he died in 1818 (age 72 years) and his wife in 1825. They were buried at Remesynder's Bush four miles east of Fairfield village and six miles north of Little Falls.

Philip Nellis' Revolutionary record is a long one. He was wounded at Oriskany, rendering him a partial cripple the rest of his life, but he was with Gates army at Saratoga and with Col. Brown's men at Stone Arabia. At one time he was detailed, a short time, for duty on the Hudson river at a time when Washington's army was suffering greatly for provisions. At this time he acted as one of the boatmen to row General Washington across the river. "A large sturgeon, weighing about 20 pounds attracted by the light, flipped itself out of the water and by accident landed in the boat." The general seemed to regard the incident as a good omen for the supply of food for the army. (From sketch of Nellis Family compiled by D. C. Nellis, Topeka, Kansas in 1888).

Children of Philip Nellis were:

Henry Philip, born Feb. 25, 1771.

Catharine born Dec. 17, 1772 (married George I. Klock Oct. 23, 1791).

Hand written note by Mr. Nellis under this entry "Major Henry W. Nellis b. May 31, 1735, d Jan 26, 1791, remains removed in 1959-60 from original burial plot on a farm to York Angelican Cemetery, Ontario, Canada."

Philip born August 22, 1774.

Mary born April 22, 1776.

Nancy born Sept 3, 1779.

Eva born July 17, 1781.

Peter Philip born Sept. 17, 1783, (married Margaret Spraker).

George Philip born Feb. 24, 1786.

John Philip born April 8, 1788.

Jacob Philip born June 24, 1795.

Anna Eva born July 19, 1797.

All the above were baptized by the Lutheran pastor of Stone Arabia and Palatine and were confirmed in due time as communicant members of the Palatine Church.

Since an Andrew Nellis settled in Canada on Government land west of Paris, in Brant county, Ontario, whose five sons, viz., Joseph, Andrew, William, John and Henry had families in Brant and Norfolk counties, Ontario and whose great grandson Samuel B. Nellis, born March 24, 1853 is still living in Waterford, Ont. and since also Andrew Nellis sold his father's home farm to his brother Philip in 1775 and no further record of him occurs, while his father died in Palatine in 1779, it appears that this is the Andrew who located in Canada. Also William Nellis who removed to Canada in old age is buried at Caledonia, Ont. is believed to be a brother of Andrew Jr., Philip and Henry W. "Jr.", who went to Canada with Sir John Johnson and forfeited his farm at Palatine Church.

CHRISTIAN NELLIS, THE PIONEER

Christian Nellis, pioneer, born 1697, died 1771, aged 74 years, tombstone record; married Feb. 29, 1718, Barvalis, daughter of Hendrick Klock, pioneer (German Bible record). Resting place of Christian Nellis, who lies buried in the ancient Klock cemetery just east of the village of St. Johnsville, N.Y. The companion stone bears no inscription but is undoubtedly the grave of Barvalis Klock, daughter of Hendrick who married Christian Nellis, February 29, 1718. The sone says "HIR REUIN GOT CHRITIAN NELLES SENOR. GETORBEN ANOL 1771 ALT WORDEN 74 JAHR."

Children Christian Nellis and Barvalis Klock were:

1. Christian, Jr., Revolutionary hero, born 1734, died Nov. 8, 1808 age 73 years, 8 months, 9 days, (tombstone record). Killed by runaway team at Timmerman's Mill--now St. Johnsville. (See Simms Frontiersmen). Married Christiana Keyser.

2. Catharine who married first Leonard Helmer, Jr. (deed record) by whom she had a son Philip Helmer mentioned by Simms. Married second Col. Jacob Klock (no children by this marriage). She died August 20, 1805, age 81 years, 7 mos., 2 days, tombstone records.

3. Adam.

4. George.

5. Dewalt, Deobold or Theobold (David).

6. Henry who lived with his father.

Children of Christian Nellis, Jr. and Christiana Keyser were Johannes (John C.) born (or baptized Nov. 14, 1764).

Elizabeth born (or baptized) June 21, 1767.

Christian III.

Jacob C. Nellis born Nov. 26, 1772 died Sept. 10, 1845, married Lany Keller, born March 21, 1786, died March 26, 1824.

Jacob C. Nellis and Lany Keller had a son Jeremiah Nellis, born March 20, 1809 married Margaret Fox (Feb., 1831), born Sept. 18, 1809, died Oct. 1872. Also four daughters, viz:--

One who married Jacob Klock, a brother of Jonas Klock.

One who married Thomas Edwards of Ephratah.

One who married Charles Walrath.

One who married Gramps Fox.

Children of Jeremiah Nellis and Lany Keller were Jacob C. Nellis, born Dec. 30, 1831, died at Fort Plain, N. Y. Jan 1927 in his 96th year.

John C. Nellis.

Amelia Nellis born Jan. 7, 1836, married Darius Vedder.

Darius Vedder and Amelia Nellis had one daughter Amelia.

Margaret Ann Nellis born March 30, 1847 married Dr. C. C. Vedder.

Dr. C. C. Vedder and Margaret Ann had one son Fred (deceased), Margaret nellie and Adaline.

Jacob C. Nellis, son of Jeremiah Nellis and Lany Keller married 1860 Harriet Chawgo, by whom he had sons Walter and Jerry and daughter Sarah, wife of Frank Lipe and Anna. By second marriage October 5, 1881 to Jemima Van Patten he had a daughter Emma.

John C. Nellis married Mary Veeder (daughter of John Veeder and sister of Abram Garret). They had 7 children, viz: John, Wallace, Joseph, Abraham, James Charles and Bertha.

HENDRICK KLOCK, PIONEER (1663-1760) WIFE JACOMYNTIE

Hendrick had ten children: 1) Col. Jacob Klock; 2) Honorich, Jr., (Honorich Jr. had a son Hendrick who married Anna Jung (Young), Jan. 7th, 1762.--Stone Arabia Reformed Church Rec. Page 166); 3) Johannes; 4) Johangurgh (assumed to be George or "Old George", also called Ury and Jerry); 5) Coonrod (minor in 1742 settled in Fairfield before the Revolution); 6) Hannarum (minor in 1742); 7 Honyost (minor in 1742); Barvalis (Married Christian Nellis, Sr., pioneer Feb. 1718); 9) Magdalena (married William Nellis, pioneer); 10) Ada. Not mentioned in father's will. Lt. of exempts killed at Oriskany, August 6th, 1777.

Col. Jacob Klock, Son of Hendrick, the Pioneer.

Col. Jacob Klock (d. May 9, 1798, date of birth unproven) married Elizabeth Bellinger, daughter of Frederick Bellinger. Last wife, Catherine Nellis, widow of Leonard Helmer, Jr. and mother of Philip Helmer. She was a daughter of Christian Nellis, Sr. first settler. No children by Col. Jacob Klock. The children were descendants of Jacob and Elizabeth Bellinger or a former wife.

The Enterprise and News June 21, 1923, As Mr. Milo Nellis wished to learn more about the family of Col. Jacob Klock's son Adam I will copy some memoranda made when I was last in Watertown. Some of it may be new to him. "Jacob Klock, a native of Herkimer county, removed to the town of Orleans in 1846 and located near Orleans Four Corners. He reared a family of ten children, viz. Levi, Katie, Samuel, Adam, George, Harvey, Martha A., Elizabeth, Elijah and Nancy. Adam married Martha A. Clark of Theresa. Children Henry D. and Jacob W. Henry married Maggie Hogan of Alexandria Bay. Children Elmer Edson. Resides on Grandfather's farm. The information is from Hamilton Child's Genealogical Gazeteer, Jefferson Co., 1684-1890. Here are some gravestone records from Orleans Four Corners cemetery: Klock, Jacob 1879, age 98; Catherine his wife 1873, age 73; Catherine, 1863, age 39." Mrs. E. Freer.

In a handwritten note by Mr. Nellis: Haddock's History of Jefferson Co. pg 646 published Phila., Pa. 1894 by Sherman & Co. says: -- "Henry D. Klock, another of Orleans solid farmers, is a son of Adam Klock and a grandson of Jacob A. Klock who came to Orleans from Herkimer County in 1846. He married Maggie Hogan of Alexandria Bay and resides on the old homestead near Orleans Corners."

Descendants of Col. Jacob Klock, Patriot

1) Jacob (See page 43 New York in the Revolution. Soldier in Washington's army) and wife Anna Hess.

2) Adam married Caty Seeber. They had one son Jacob living at the time col. Jacob made his last will.

3) Margaret, married Stephen Marsh August 11, 1771. Peter March (rebuilt Fort Plain Sand Hill Church burned by Brant 1780), son of Margaret and Stephen March married Elizabeth Diefendorf (Fort Plain Dutch Ref. Records, Rev. John J. Wach) Wack also Wock. Other children of Margaret and Stephen March--John March, Henry March.

Jacob Jacob (son of col. Jacob Klock married Anna Hess, Sept 27, 1779.

Other children of Jacob and Anna are Eva, wife of Christian Klock and Anna, wife of Rev. John Henry Dysslin.

Family of George Klock

George Klock son of pioneer Henry married a Walrath. They had three children, George G., Jacob G. and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth married Col. Ebenezer Cox, Killed at Oriskany, August 6, 1777. They had a son Ebenezer Cox, Jr. also a son George and two daughters. Fort Plain Dutch Rev. records baptism Ebenezer Cox and wife Nancy, their children Robert June 2, 1809; Elisha Sept 31, 1812.

George G. married August 10, 1766, Catherine Bellinger, license dated June 12, 1766. They had three children Joseph G., Peter and John Bellinger. Incomplete--several other children, (in Mr. Nellis' handwriting--Elizabeth wife of J. D. Nellis Canastota, N. Y. was a daughter.)

Jacob G. married first Hanna Nellis, daughter of Christian Nellis II. (See article on Col. Jacob Klock in Enterprise), second Maritje Beekman, daughter of ____, Kingston, N. Y.

Family of Adam Klock

Adam Klock (believed to be a brother of Col. Jacob Klock for whom the colonel's son ADAM was named killed at Oriskany) killed at Oriskany (Simms Vol. II, page 553, First Settlers in Fairfield were Conrad, Jacob, Adam and Joseph Klock). Conrad Sr & 3 sons (Jacob, Adam & Joseph later settled in Manheim Col. at Clockville near Canastota).

Maria, widow of Adam Klock (died) gestorben Dec. 18, 1793, (buried) berdigt d. 20 ejust a. c., aged 55 years, 3 month less 3 days (Fort Plain Dutch Reformed Church record, Vol. 1, page 84. Rev. Pick or Peek.

Honjost Klock [John Joseph] also settled in Madison Co. Town of Sullivan. He was brother of Conrad Sr. both being sons of pioneer Hendrick.

Child Anna Klock, Fort Plain Dutch Reformed record marriages, 1789 Jiminy Reily lawful son Robert Riley, nil Anna Klock lawful nachgel daughter von Wege Adam Klock.

Hans Hendrick Klock, Son of Hendrick Klock, Pioneer

Stone Arabia Dutch Ref. record page 77. Johannes Klock, son of Hans Hendrick Klock married March 11, 1760 Anna Margarete Schomaker, unmarried daughter of Thomas Schomacher inhabitant at the Falls (Little Falls). (Note: The Schomaker name is indeed spelled two different ways, ajb.)

Will of Johannes H. (?) Klock dated 5-19-1809, probated 2-15-1817 mentions wife Anna Margretha, son George I., daughter Lena, wife of M. M. Bauder, grandson Johannes G. of George I. Witnesses Jacob G. Klock, John B. Klock.

June 24, 1761, parents Johannes Klock and Anna Margretha; child's name, Johannes Thomas.

Jan. 30, 1767, parents Johannes Klock and Margaretha; child's name George.

Vol. II, Page 14 Lany Klock, born Jan. 20, 1762, wife of Michael M. Bauder, died April 22, aged 76 years, 4 months, 2 days.

Michael M. Bauder died Dec. 28, 1822, aged 60 years, 11 months, 14 days.

Stone Arabia Dutch Reformed Baptism Records.

August 21, 1762, parents Johannes Klock and Anna Margretha; child's name Magdalena; witnesses, Magdalena and Johannes Bellinger.

Dec. 15, 1764; parents, Johannes Klock and Anna Margretha; child's name Johannes; witnesses, Johannes Klock and Elizabeth Klockin.

The Family of Johannes (Fort Klock Branch)

(In handwriting by Mr. Nellis "The house of col. Jacob a mile west of the stone house of Johannes was designated as Fort Klock by Sir John Johnson in his report of the Battle of Klock's Field--see Johnson's orderly book".)

Authorities differ on Johannes Klock, Some maintain that the pioneer Henry had a brother Johannes who settled somewhere here and started the Johannes line. Others hold that the original Johannes was a son of Henry. Certain it is that Henry had a son Johannes as proven by his will of 1743 wherein he is mentioned. At that time Henry had located his family according to his wishes, Jacob on the home property (now Sheldon Klock's), Johannes on the farm east, and who built Fort Klock in 1750, George (Johangurgh) on a farm west of the village (now Hillabrandt), Conrad went to Fairfield. Jacob (afterwards Col. Jacob) remained on the homestead (now Sheldon Klock's) near the family burial plot and church site. Johannes built the stone fort known as Fort Klock. George erected his dwelling on his place west of the present West St. Johnsville. Fort Klock built by Johannes was of stone and was a haven of refuge for the settlement during the unsettled times of the French and Indian war. During the revolution it was also a refuge as was the home of Col. Jacob Klock which was palisaded also. In fact this latter structure was referred to as Fort Klock by witnesses in the court martial of Gen. Rensselaer and Simms says "there were two Fort Klock." George also fortified his house which in honor of the builder, Capt. Christian House and perhaps to distinguish it from the other two Fort Klocks called the defense Fort House. At the present site of St. Johnsville was the palisaded Zimmerman residence known as Fort Zimmerman. This is the picture during the Revolution.

Johannes Klock, grandson of the pioneer Henry married Catherine Foltz, Dec. 2, 1766. (Stone Arabia D. R. R.) See article in Enterprise and News by Milo Nellis on the "Two Jacob J. Klock."

Johannes Klock Burial Plot (This is one of the 3 burial plots on lot 11 of the Harrison Patent (1722).

In handwriting" One acre of low ground" in the form of a square" was reserved in the deed of lot No. 13 of the Harrison Patent to Hendrick Klock et ano. dated 1723 at which time Rev. Van Driesen was granted permission to build an Indian Mission in the "Mohawk Country". Klock's Church yard was on lot 13, in the form of a square acre and still in existence.

John Johannes (John J.) Klock, born Oct 13, 1741, who departed this life Dec. 28, 1810, aged 69 years, 2 months, 15 days.

Catherine (Foltz) born Jan 28, 1749, wife of John J. (?) Klock died March 18, 1813, age 64 years, 2 months, 20 days.

(At the foot of the above in burial plot). This was Anna G. Klock, wife of Jacob Johannes (Jacob I) Klock, daughter, died April 2, 1851, age 3 months, 13 days. (Note: I think this means the mother and baby were buried together. ajb)

Alongside of first and second also Margaret, daughter of John J. Klock and wife of John W. Nellis, born Sept. 18, 1769, died Dec. 31, 1844, age 75 years, 2 months and 23 days.

John W. Nellis died Nov. 22, 1834, age 67 years, 6 months, 20 days.

Lany, wife of Benjamin W. Nellis (born Jan 29, 1812) died May 10, 1862, age 50 years 3 months, 11 days. This Benjamin had a son Henry and a daughter Mary who had a daughter named Magdalena who married James Sanders who father was Henry Sanders, also son was Henry Sanders.

Benjamin W. Nellis, born August 15, 1811, died April 12, 1892.

Adam I. Klock, died June 1, 1866, aged 75 years, 1 month, 5 days, first wife Sally died July 20, 1816 age 27 years, 10 months, 4 days; second wife Catherine, daughter of Daniel Fox died March 12, 1857, age 66 years, 5 months and 15 days.

Amos Klock, son of Adam I. died November 2, 1913, age 79 years.

Noticeable in the family line is the middle initial in which the line for several generations was distinguished as for instance, the initial G. was the line of George and the initial J. was the line of Jacob and Johannes. However in the course of time the written J. resembling the initial I became confused and eventually resolved into an I, especially in the line of Johannes.


CHRISTIAN NELLIS, Pioneer (1697-1771, Wife Barvalis.

Christian Nellis, pioneer born 1697, died 1771, age 74 tombstone record; married February 29, 1718 (German Bible record) Barvalis, daughter of Hendrick Klock, pioneer.

Christian Nellis' children were: Henary who lived at home; Christian, Jr., Revolutionary hero, born 1731, married Christiana Keyser, died November 6, 1807, age 73 years 8 months and nine days; Adam; George; Dewalt, Deobold or Theobold; Catherine who married first Leonard Helmer, Jr. (deed record0, married second Col. Jacob Klock, died August 20, 1805, age 81 years, 7 months, 2 days (tombstone record).

Christian, Jr. had four children, Johannes (John C.) born or baptised November 14. 1764; Elizabeth born or batpised June 21, 1767; Jacob C.; and Christian III.

Jacob C. had sons Jacob C who had four children, Jerry, Walter, Ann and Satie; John C. had six children, Wallace, Joseph, Abraham, James, Charles, Bertha.

Catherine, daughter of Chistian married first Leonard Helmer, Jr. (deed record), had a son Philip Helmer, married second Col. Jacob Klock (no children by this marriage). She died August 20, 1805, age 81 years 7 months, 2 days (tombstone record).

WILLIAM NELLIS, Pioneer (1694-1778), Wife Magdalene.

William Nellis, pioneer, brother of Christian, born January 7, 1694, died January 17, 1778 (church record of death) married Magdalena Klock, daughter of Hendrick Klock, pioneer, birth and death not found.

William's children; William 2nd, wife Maria Dorthea Saltsman; Hendrick (Canadian branch); Johannes Ludwig, died Nov-December, 1809, wife Elizabeth; Andreas or Andrew; daughter unknown.

Willaim III , son of William 2nd, born June 9, 1765, married Lany Waggoner November 15, 1789.

William III had eight children as follows: Anna born Nov. 4, 1792, Lany born Nov. 12, 1796, Elijah b. Nov. 7, 1806, Margaret born Dec. 21, 1790, Catherine born Jan. 2, 1800; Mary born Feb. 4, 1803, Elizabeth born Dec. 28, 1809, Captain Joseph W. b. Oct. 10, 1794 who married ----- Fox, daughter of Peter Fox.

Captain Joseph W. had four children, William (buried in Fort Plain Plain cenetery), Oliver, Nathan and Alonzo.

Williams children are Joseph living in New York City, Mrs. Melvin Shults of St. Johnsvillle and Blanche.

Olivers children are son Buel, who have two sons living in Oneida.

Nathan' s children are Bruce, Byron, Frank, Charles, Ernest, Dealia,who is Mrs. Israel Curtis, Elsie who is Mrs. W.E. Montgomery, Maggie who is Mrs. Elmer Walrath and Edith who is Mrs. Dan Ruller, deceased. a lawyer from Watertown and his son is George a doctor in Watertwon.

Ludwig, son of William Nellis had a son John Ludwig deceased and his son Peter (possibly Peter W.). Will also mentions daughters Mary wife oif Anthony Peck, Margaret wife of Christ, W. Fox, Catherine wife of George Shults, Elizabeth wife of Adam Kilts, also baptisms at Stone Arabia Lutheran record, volume 1, page 22, Sept. 11. 1742, William; page 23 November 30, 1760, Catherine; page 36, December 3, 1762, Johannes; page 51 Sept. 16, 1764, Maria; page 75 May 14, 1776 Ludwig.

Unknow daughter married a son of Peter Woermuth pioneer. She died June 5, 1748. Their only son Lieutenant Wormuth killed by Joseph Brant, noted Indian chief at Cherry Valley.

The Klock family were among the first white settlers in this portion of the valley. Hendrick Klock is the first and may have been accompanied by a brother Johannes. The latter is not definetly located as yet. There are confusing traces of Johannes which are not classified. Hendrick however is clearly defined and his tombstone remains standing with its faint inscription.

HENDRICK KLOCK, Pioneer (1668-1780) Wife Jacomyntie

Hendrick had ten children; 1, Col. Jacob Klock; *2.,Honorich, Jr.; 3, Johannes; 4, Johangurgh (assumed to be George or "Old George" also called Ury and Jerry); 5, Coonrod (minor in 1742 settled in Fairfield before the Revolution); 6, Hannarum (minor in 1742); 7, Honyost (minor in 1742); 8, Barvaris (married Christian Nellis, Sr. pioneer Feb. 1718); 9, Magdelena (married William Nellis, pioneer); 10, Adam, Not mentioned in father's will. Lt. of exempts killed at Oriskany, Aug. 6, 1777.

*Honorich, Jr. had a son Hendrich who married Anna Jung (Young), Jan, 7, 1762, ---Stone Arabia Reformed Church Rec. Page 166.

Col. Jacob Klock , son of Hendrick, the Pioneer

Col, Jacob Klock (d. May 9, 1798, date of birth unproven) married Elizabeth Bellinger, daughter of Frederick Bellinger. Last wife, Catherine Nellis, widow of Leonard Helmer, Jr. and mother of Philip Helmer, She was a daughter of Christian Nellis, Sr. first settler. No children by Col. Jacob Klock. The children were decendants of Jacob and Elizabeth Bellinger or a former wife.

Descendants of Col. Jacob Klock, Patriot

1 * Jacob and wife Rachael.

2 Adam married Caty Seeber. They had one son Jacob living at the time Col. Jacob made his last will.

3 Margaret married Stephen Marsh August 11, 1771.

See page 43 New York in the Revolution. Soldier in Washington's army.

Jacob Jacob, ( son of Jacob and Rachael) married first Anna Hess, Sept, 27, 1770. 2nd Elizabeth (widow at time of death of Col. Jacob Klock.) Other children of Jacob and Rachael are Eva, wife of Christian Klock and Anna wife of Rev. John Henry Dysslin.

* Peter March son of Margaret and Stephen March married Elizabeth Diefendorf (Fort Plain Dutch Ref. Records, Rev. John J. Wach.) Other children of Margaret and Stephen March - John March, Henry March.

*Rebuilt Fort Plain Sand Hill Church burned by Brant, 1780.

Family of George Klock

George Klock son of pioneer Henry married a Walrath. They had three children, George G., Jacob G. and Elizabeth.

George G.married August 10, 1766 Catherine Bellinger, license dated June 12, 1766. They had three children Joseph G., Peter and John Bellinger. Incomplete --- several other children.

Jacob G. married 1st Hanna Nellis, daughter of Christian Nellis II. (See article on Col. Jacob Klock in Enterprise) 2nd Maritje Beekman daughter of ------------, Kingston, N.Y.

Elizabeth married Col. Ebernezer Cox killed at Oriskany Aug. 6, 1777. They had one son Ebenezer Cox, Jr. (Fort Plain Dutch Ref, records baptisms Ebenezer Cox and wife Nancy, their children, Robert, June 2, 1809; Elisa, Sept. 31, 1812.

Family of Adam Klock

Adam Klock killed at Oriskany (Simms vol, II page 553, First settlers in Fairffield were Conarad, Jacob, Adam and Joseph.Klock.)

Maria widow of Adam Klock (died) gestorben Dec. 18, 1793. (buried) gerdigt d.. 20 ejust a. c., aged 55 years, 3 months less 3 days (Fort Plain Dutch Reformed Church record vol. 1 page 84, Rev. Pick or Peek).

Child Anna Klock, Fort Plain Dutch Reformed record, marriages 1789 Jimimy Reily lawful son Robert Riley, nil Anna Klock lawful nachgel daughter von vege Adam Klock.

Hans Hendrick Klock, son of Hendrick Klock, Pioneer.

Stone Arabia Dutch Ref. Record pa. 77, Johannes Klock son of Hans Hendrick Klock married March 11, 1760 Anna Margarete Schomaker unmarried daughter of Thomas Schomaker inhabitant at the Fall (Little Falls).

Will of Johannes H. (?) Klock dated 5-19-1809 probated 2-15-1817 mentions wife Anna Margretha, son Geo. L., daughter Lena wife of M.M. Bauder, grandson Johannes G. of George L. Witnessess Jacob Klock, John B. Klock.

Stone Arabia Dutch Reformed Birth Baptism Records.

June 24, 1761; parents Johannes Klock and Anna Margretha; child's name, Johannes Thomas.

August 21, 1762; parents Johannes Klock and Anna Margartha; childs name Magdalena; witnesses, Magdalena and Johannes Bellinger.

Dec. 15, 1764; parents Johannes Klock and Anna Margartha ; childs name, Johannes, witnesses, Johannes Klock and Elizabeth Klockin.

Jan, 30, 1767, parents, Johannes Klock and Anna Margartha; childs name, George. (Begin page 53 vol. 15 next season).

Vol II page 14 Lany Klock wife of Michael Bauder died April 22, 1838 aged 76 years 4 mos. 2 days.

Michael M. Bauder died Dec. 28, 1822 aged 60 years 11 mos. 14 days.

The Family of Johannes (Fort Klock Branch)

Authorities differ on Johannes Klock. Some maintain that the pioneer Henry had a brother Johannes who settled somewhere and started the Johannes line. Others hold that the original Johannes was the son of Henry. Certain it is that Henry had a son Johannes as proven by his will of 1743 wherein he is mentioned. At that time Henry had located his family according to his wishes, Jacob on the home property (now Sheldon Klock;s), Johannes on the farm east and who built Fort Klock in 1750, George (Johangurgh) on a farm west of the village (now Hellibrandt), Conrad went to Fairfield, Jacob (afterwars Col. Jacob) remained on the homestead (now Sheldon Klock's) near the family burial plot and church site. Johannes built the stone fort known as Fort Klock. George erected his dwelling on his place west of the present West St. Johnsville. Fort Klock built by Johannes was of stone and was a haven of refuge for the settlement during the unsettled times of the French and Indian war. During the revolution it was also a refuge as was also the home of Col. Jacob Klock which was palisaded also. In fact the latter structure was referrec to as Fort Klock by witnesses in the court martial of Gen. Rennsselaer and Simms says "there were two Fort Klocks". George also fortified his house which in honor of the builder Captain Christian House and perhaps to distinguish it from the other two Fort Klocks called the defense Fort House. At the present site of St. Johnsville was the palisaded Zimmerman residence known as Fort Zimmerman. This is the picture during the Revolution.

Noticeably in the family line is the middle initial in which the line for several generations was distinguished as for instance, the initial G was the line of George and the initial J was the line of Jacob and Johannes. However in the course of time the written J resembling the initial I became confused and eventually resolved into an I, especially in the line of Johannes.

Johannes Klock grandson of the pioneer Henry married Catherine Foltz, Dec. 2, 1766. (Stone Arabis D.R.R)

Fort Klock Burial Plot

John J. Klock, born Oct. 13, 1741, who departed this life Dec. 28 1810, aged 69 years, 2 months, 15 days.

Catherine (Foltz) born Jan. 28, 1749, wife of John J. (?) Klock died March 18, 1813, age 64 years 2 months and 20 days.

(At the foot of the above in burial plot). This was Anna G. Klock and a cousin of her husband, Anna, wife of Jacob I. Klock died April 2, 1851, age 3 months 13 days.

Alongside of the 1st and 2nd also Margaret daughter of John J. Klock and wife of John W. Nellis born Sept. 18, 1769 dide Dec. 31, 1844, age * 75 years 82 years 2 months and 6 days. *As printed in 1927.

John W. Nellis died Nov. 22, 1834, aged 67 years 6 mos, and 20 days.

Lany wife of Benjamin W. Nellis (born Jan. 28, 1812) died May 10, 1862, age 50 yeaars 3 mos. And 11 dys.

Benjamin W. Nellis born Aug. 15, 1811 died Apr, 12, 1892, age 81 years, 8 mos, 7 days.

Adam I Klock, died June 1, 1866, age 75 years 1 mo. 5 days, first wife Sally died July 20, 1816 age 27 years, 10 mos. 4 days, second wife Catherine daughter of Daniel Fox died Mar. 12, 1857, age 66 years 5 mo and 15 days..

Amos Klock, son of Adam I. died Nov, 2, 1913 age 79 years.


This section came from a private genealogy.

10 GENERATIONS OF WILLIAM NELLIS (THE PIONEER)

Generation I
William Nellis (Pioneer) - January 7, 1694 - January 17, 1778
Wife - Magdelena Klock - 6 children

Generation II
Johannes Nellis - January 26, 1727 - February 21, 1811
Wife - Nancy Fox - 7 children

Generation III
William W. - June 9, 1765 - November 15, 1789
Wife - Lany Helen Waggoner - 7 children
William W. was a captain in the Revolutionary War

Generation IV
Joseph W. Nellis - October 10, 1794 - November 19, 1859
Wife - Mary Fox - 5 children
1. Oliver - 9/15/1826 - 4/26/1905 - Catherine Saltsman
2. Alonza - 6/21/1836 - 2/14/1869 - Florence Mosher
3. Helen - 4/20/1840 - 6/28/1924 - Abner Klock
Their daughter, Bertha Fox, married Ezra Dillenbeck
Their daughter, Dorcas Dillenbeck married Harlin Devendorf. Dorcas was born in 1900
4. Nathan - 1/20/1832 - 8/13/1914 - Mary Bauder
Nathan Nellis - January 20, 1832 - August 3, 1914
Wife - Mary Bauder - 13 children

Generation VI
Frank Alonzo Nellis - May 26, 1859 - April 20, 1930
Wife - Amanda Staley - 11 children

Generation VII
Daughters
Mable - September 6, 1882 - January 9, 1889 (age 7)
Laura - February 10, 1884 - January 28, 1955 - married Ernest Groffman
Adelaide - November 18, 1885 - April 25, 1963 - never mar ried
Clarence - October 3, 1877 - December 17, 1888 ( l yr,. 2 mos., 14 days)
Lelah - November 11, 1894 - March 27, 1900 (age 6)
Lillian - November 5, 1896 - married William Allen, Jr. Meri Rhodes?
Sons
Gerald K. Nellis - July 5, 1891 - July 13, 1969
Wife Frieda Sponable - February 17, 1904 - May 15, 1974 - 2 children
1. Virginia - August 8, 1922 - married Frank Rayn
2. Gerald, Jr. - April 17, 1925 - January 10, 1926 (age 8 mos. 24 days)
William Nellis - May 5, 1881 - March 27, 1945
Wife - Nettie Luft - January 2, 1885 - 1987 - 1 child
1. Marion Nellis - Born 1907 - married Adolf Siommers
Howard Nellis - November 26, 1913 - November 8, 1972
Wife - Carolina Oeser - April 14, 1885 - May 26, 1985 - 5 children
1, Grace - March 15, 1914 - married Fred Sullivan (deceased)_
2. Genevieve - December 10, 1917 - married Fred Brower (deceased)
3, Alberta - April 4, 1920 - married Matt Skarzek (deceased)
4. Albert - April 4, 1920 - married Gertrude Yestremski (deceased)
5. Howard - December 6, 1924 - married Gladys Montana
Chester Nellis - December 2, 1898 - July 12, 1962
Wife - Ruth Rivenburg - September 16, 1898 - July 9, 1962 - 6 children
1. Gerald - September 25, 1917 - September 25. 1917 (died at birth)
2. Chester - October 17, 1922 - December 6, 1922 ( 1 mo., 9 days.)
3. Robert - September 29, 1932 - September 29, 1932 (died at birth)
4. Marie - January 26, 1920 - married Francis Thompson
5. Ruth - February 3, 1925 - married William Lampher
6. Dorcas - January 9, 1927 - married ______Boyde or Bodye
Frank A. Nellis, Jr. - March 15, 1890 - January 4, 1962
Wife Laura Wicke - 1892 - March 17, 1974 - 10 children

Generation VIII
Daughters
Myrtle - May 17, 1910 -May 11, 1913 (2-2-6) (probably birth should be Mar., 17)
Doris - September 17, 1915 - November 29, 1931 (16-2-42)
Muriel - December 19, 1921 - March 16, 1986 - married Fred Smith & James Miller
Shirley - August 4, 1926 - married Albert Kilts, Jr.
Donna - April 20, 1930 - married Leland George Swartz
Phyllis - March 20, 1931 - married William Beischer

Sons
Carlton - January 19, 1912 - April 11, 1985 - married Muriel Welch
Donald - September 17, 1915 - married DeEtta Sutton
Graham - January 7, 1916 - November 19, 1984 - married Ann May Stewart
Vernon - January 10, 1923 - January 1o, 1923 (died at birth)

Generation VIIII
Muriel Nellis - married Frederick J. Smith - March 1942
Donald Warren Smith - born December 2, 1942

Generation X
Donald W. Smith married Loretta Tolfa - February 25, 1967
Eric John Smith - born December 13, 1974

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