John Palser Conatser (b. 1750 in York Co., PA, d. after 1830, Fentress Co., TN)(name Americanized from Johann Balthaser Knortzer)was the son of Georg Christoph Knortzer (b. 8/31/1723, Treschklingen, Heilbronn Baden, Germany, d. abt. 1793, Rutherford Co., NC) and Anna Marcretha Opp (or Ob or Upp)(b. ??, d. before 1793, York Co., PA).In 1787 Palser married Mary (Pennicuff/Benninghoff) Penticuff (b. 1750, d. 1810).Palser's brother, Johannes Nicholaus Knortzer or John Nicholas Conatser also lived in Fentress County at the same time.