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Nellis Tavern has survived war, road expansion and neglect

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Farmer Christian Nellis built a log cabin when he arrived with the Palatine Germans in the Mohawk Valley near what is now St. Johnsville in 1725. Descendants believe the name Nellis is French, but in the 16th and 17th century there was a lot of moving around and the Nellis family ended up in the Palatine section of Germany. Because of war and religious persecution, the Protestant Palatines left their homeland for England. England’s Queen ...

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