The information I have was given to me by family members of my husband.
John Christopher Meetze was born 1725 in Germany, and died 1791 in Germany. He married Anna Elizabeth Kniebe 27 Nov. 1752 in Germany. She was born 1735 in Germany and died 23 mar. 1806 in Germany.
Child of John Christopher Meetze & Anne Elizabeth Kniebe :
John Thomas Meetze, SR. was born 23 April 1766 in Orangeburg County, SC and died 8 May 1850 in Ballentine, SC, USA He was buried in Meetze amily Cemetery now under the waters of Lake Murray. He married Regina Rebecca Coogler in Spring Hill, Orangeburg County She was born 19 Jan 1764 in Orangeburg County, SC and died 20 Feb. 1833 in Ballentine, SC, USA She was buried in Meetze Family Cemetery under waters of Lake Murray, Lexington County, SC, USA
You can see record of John Meetze's death in Mortality Census, Lexington County.
John Meetze was known to have been a shoe maker. He lived on the Meetze Branch of High Hill Creek between Irmo & Ballentine, S.C. The tract of land at that time belonged to W. J. Lowman. John & Regina had 8 children. John Thomas, Daniel, Nancy Anna, Lewis, Jesse, Jacob, Samuel & Elizabeth Meetze. My other information is from son, Daniel's family.
My records show John Christopher & Anna Elizabeth had 3 known children:
1. David Meetze born abt. 1784 and died 1823
2. John Yost Meetze, Sr. born 1756 in
Ederbringhausen, Hesse, Germany and died May
7, 1833 in Lexington County, SC.
3. John Thomas Meetze, SR. born April 23, 1766 and
died May 8, 1850.
Hope this helps.