Lucy,There is a large listing of Franzman's from this area on the Mormon Family History Libraries International Genealogical Index. I think you can now view these on-line.I used to have the link but I have upgraded since then and no longer have it on this software. But the IGI is where I traced part of my Jacob's ancestry, and I also ordered the microfilm of the Evangelical Church in Sobernheim to view at my local FHL.To anyone interested in ordering these microfilms at the FHL I warn you they are, of course in German but they are also handwritten and will make your eyes go crossed after a while.
Thanks for the tip on the maps.I will check it out.
BTW, I will be posting pictures of Jacob and Emma's children soon.