I have collected the following from online sources. You may want to view Michael Sheppard's database at
This line runs from Johann Balthasar Knortzer (son of Killian)and Maria Dorothy Meyer. (Also my line) They arrived in America on the ship, The Charming Nancy, in 1738.
"In the spring of 1738 Johann Balthasar, at age thirty-seven, and Maria Dorothea Knörtzer, age thirty-five, emigrated with four of their children to America. On 17 April 1738 an inventory of the property of Balthasar Knörtzer, including real estate, money, bedding, clothing, linens, tin articles, copper and bronze items, cabinets, barrels and kegs, farm equipment, wine, all kinds of kitchen equipment, cattle and other animals, and odds and ends, and debts, was made in Treschklingen in preparation for selling everything he could not take with him on his passage to America."
From what I can tell, your line is
George Christopher married Eva Schmidt (Smith). I have her as the third wife of Christopher. His first wife was my line: Anna Marcretha Upp. I am showing a divorce for 2nd wife, and I believe this is also listed on the Sheppard site.
Knortzer and Smith had a son Christopher who married Sarah Venable. Their son,William, married Diannah Perkins.
Some notes I have collected on this line are:
Early Marriage Records of Madison Co., KY printed
in Kentucky Marriage Records
89 7/24/1800 Christopher Kanatzer + Sarah Venable
107 5/12/1814 William Kanatzer + Elizabeth Roberts
122 11/15/1818 George McGee(Magee?) + Polly Kanatzer
149 no date James Kanatzer + Polly Roberts
157 2/1/1825 Jesse Kanatzer + Nancy Davis
180 8/26/1830 Jacob Kanatzer + Rhoda Robards
180 2/27/1831 George Mings + Polly Kanatzer [son of Joseph Mings]
198 3/6/1834 Green Lay + Polly Kanatzer [dau of Wm. B. Kannatzer]
196 6/12/1834 Jacob Kanatzer + Sophia Simms [son of Jacob Kanatzer]
227 12/24/1834 George Kanatzer + Judy Davis
227 12/17/1837 Richmond Kanatzer + Sarah Roberts
223 9/20/1840 Daniel Roberts + Prudence Kanatzer
223 11/26/1840 C. Kanatzer + Amanda Horn
224 12/6/1840 James Kanatzer + Serena Roberts
NC; Peter Smith, same co. + prov.; 2 pounds 10 shillings prov. money
for 8 acres, part of tract sold to George Christopher Knertzer by
George Bruner; Signed George Christopher Knertzer [no wife signing];
Wit: John Braley, George Smith.Bk 6, p353. 1/14/1767; George Christopher Knertzer + Eve his wife, Rowan Co.,
NC; George Bruner, same co. + prov.; 5 shillings Sterling money for
709 1/4 acres on Grants Cr. in Rowan Co.; Signed George Christopher
Knertzer + Eve Knertzer her mark.
Kanatzar, William Joseph "Billy Joe" -- 26 Aug 1878 Louisville, KY-31 Dec 1947 St. Joseph, MO; [s\o William & Diannah P. (Perkins) Kanatzar]; m. 1st Moberly 30 Nov 1899 Ozella (White); children: (1) Geneva May (23 May 1901 St. Joseph-1933 St. Joseph) m. ca 1920 Dallas N. Rutherford, (2) Virgil Lee, Sr. (18 May 1903-10 Feb 1951 Mound City, MO m. Jennie Flossie (Long), (3) Fleta Gayle (6 Oct 1905-bef 1933 Moberly) m. Richard Bland Glass, (4) Evelyn (5 Mar 1908-26 Jan 1975 LA, CA m. Louis Richard Anderson, (5) Joseph Virdell (b. 28 Nov 1912); William m. 2nd Agnes (Simms), children: (6) Elsie (Adams) (b. 1934), (8) Marcus Peter (26 Jun 1937-legally dead) = Fairview Cem;
Kanatzar, James Andrew -- 24 Mar 1865 Madison Co, KY-28 Aug 1898 Rand; [s\o William & Diannah P. (Perkins) Kanatzar], m. Rand 30 Jul 1890 Amanda B. Patrick (Moore); child: (1) Sallie Ann (1891-1967) m. Mose Thomas Alexander = Fairview Cem;
Madison Co. Kentucky Marriage Record: 591 1/6/1836 William Kanatzer+T(F?)errill Purkins; William Kanatzer+
Madison Co., KY Index to Deeds, Grantors A-K 1787-1899
(SLFHL 0183279; SJFHC 5601)
Grantor Grantee Inst bk pg dt. inst. dt. rec. acres Location
Kanatzar, Jacob Anthony Perkins deed D 560 7/30/1798 2/5/1799 21.5 Tates Cr.
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