...Now your grandfather and great grandfather both lived in Weinheim, ..and Weinheim is about 30 miles due East of Bad Kreuznach. so your people could very well be descended from Franzmans who had settled that nearby. But how does your clan of Franzmans fit in? Well, Renata (Franzmann) Hoffmann also told us that her brother Heinrich, still living in Bad Kreuznach was working on a family tree.Included in the information he had gatheredwas the migration some generations beforeof Bad Kreuznach Franzmansinto the province of Westphalia, and that's where my father, William Franzman was from! For some reason, my father was rather reticent about his family history. So, we cannot trace it from this end.