Re: John George Hatz 1755 Pa.
According to naturalization records for Lancaster County Pennsylvania, George Hatz (Hott) Sr. was naturalized September 6, 1761.
He was first mentioned in Frederick County Virginia records on April 7, 1773 when he purchased land. The spelling of his last name is listed as Hott, so evidently he changed it before this date.
He died January 1797 in White Hall, Frederick Co. Virginia.
He was born in the Palatine region of western Germany abt. 1700 and was married in Germany to Magdalena Shantz, daughter of Jacob Shantz. She gave birth to their eldest son George H. Hatz (Hott) September 22, 1738 on board "The Charming Nancy" en route to York, PA, captained by Charles Stedman from Rotterdam, Holland.
His other three children were Samuel Sr. (abt.1740-1810)
Johannes (John) J. (abt.1743-1812) and Henry Sr. (abt.1744-1805). All records of birth available in Lancaster Co. PA.