Michael, The Frickers I am working on has the last contact in Neiderentzen in a Jean Fricker, born 1763, died 1843.His wife was Catherine Rischm 1771 to 1840.Both lived and died in Neiderentzen. There are four Kempfs from Neiderentzen who went to Castroville, Texas - Joseph, Benjamin,Therese and Cecile.And there three Kempfs from Meyenheim - Antoine, Joseph, and Antoine.Meyenheim is just SW of Niederentzen. Antoine Kempf from Meyenheim and Joseph Fricker from Niederentzen got their passports for Texas in Colmar, France on the same day, 7 September 1846.I think the Frickers and Kempfs were related by marriage - through the Kiener family of Niederentzen.The Kieners also immigated to Castroville, Texas and then to West Point, Iowa. Joseph Fricker was my GG GrandFather.
Where is Kertzfeld located in Alsace?
I guess it could be both a concidence and connection?What needs to be done is to connect the Frickers - Kempfs from Kertzfeld to Niederentzen.