Person:Georg Knörtzer (1)

m. 25 May 1722
  1. Georg Christoph Knörtzer1723 - Est 1793
  • HGeorg Christoph Knörtzer1723 - Est 1793
  • WAnna Marcreta ObEst 1726 - Bef 1767
  1. Andreas Knörtzer1748 - Aft 1810
Facts and Events
Name Georg Christoph Knörtzer
Gender Male
Birth? 31 Aug 1723 Treschklingen, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death? c. 1793 Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

Georg Christoph, Johann Balthasar and Maria Dorothea's eldest child was born in Treschklingen on August 31, 1723, and accompanied the family to Pennsylvania in 1738. He married three times, firstly to Anna Marcretha Ob (aka Opp and Upp), a sister of Peter Ob/Opp/Upp.

After the death of his first wife, Georg Christoph married Margaret Elizabeth (aka Margareta Elizabetha, Margarita Elizabetha).Margaret Elizabeth was granted a deed of divorce, on August 20, 1764. Transcript of the deed itself, taken from the York County, Pennsylvania Deed Book "B" 1763-1764:

Margareta Elizabetha Knertzer the wife of Christopher Knertzer late of Newbury Township in the County of York Yeoman. Whereas divers debates Strifes Contentions and Controverseys have arisen and subsisted between my said husband Christopher Knertzer and me so that we can no longer Dwell together as Husband and Wife ought to do and it has therefore become Necessary for us to part and live Separate to the End that we may Have that Peace Separate which we cannot have Together Now know ye that I the said Margareta Elizabetha Knertzer as well in consideration of the Premisses as of the sum of Slxty Pounds Lawful Money of Pennsylvania to me in hand paid by the Aforesaid Christopher Knertzer before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents the receipt Whereof I do hereby acknowledge have remised released and forever quit Claim and by these Presents do remise Release and forever Quit Claim unto the Aforesaid Christopher Knertzer all the Right which I have or Ought or Might or Could have of in & to the Person Bed & Board of the said Christopher Knertzer and also all the Title Interest Right of Dower and right of Maintenance which I have or might have by Virtue of our Intermarriage of in and to all the Estate both Real and Personally of him the said Christopher Knertzer which he now hath or which he held at the time of our Intermarriage or at any time since or which he may at any time hereafter Purchase from any Persons or Person Whatsoever...

(It continues in similar vein for another thirty lines.)

A month earlier, Georg Christoph had purchased acreage on Grant Creek in Rowan County, North Carolina. Here he took his five children by Anna Marcretha: 1. Johannes Nicholaus Knortzer (aka Johannes Nicolaus Knoertzer, John Nicholas Knoerzer, Nicholas Knatzer, Nicholas Conetzer) (1746/47-c.1830); 2. Andreas "Andrew" Knortzer (1748-c.1810); 3. Johann Balthazar (aka John Balser) Knortzer (1750-c.1830); 4. Anna Marcretha (Margaret) Knortzer Wortman (1751/52-c.1830); 5. Marie Catherina Knortzer (1754-c.1790).

Georg Christoph's third wife was the widow Eve Smith Adams (b. 1731), whom he married in Rowan County c.1765. They had at least three children: 1. Margaret Knortzer Mings (1765-1853); 2. Jacob Kanatzar (aka Kenetzor, Kneetzor, Knertzan, etc.) (c.1767-c.1851); 3. Christopher Kanatzar Sr. (aka Kanatser, Conatser, Conester, Conesto, Kenaza, Cannoctson, Connotes, etc.) (1775-c.1840); 4. David Crotzer (1775-1835).

Georg Christoph Knortzer (aka George Christopher) died before August 24, 1793 in Rutherford County NC.