David, My father(Alfonse) was born 1887, in Rorschweir Alsace, he had 12 brothers and sisters. He imigrated to Canada around 1911 and settled in Saskatchawan Canada. His father(Ignaz) was born Dec.29 1846 in St.Hyppolyte, Alsace. I visited the Alsace region a few years ago and managed to trace my Kientz family back to Ignace Kientz and Barb Steiner 1780. We got this information at the Geneology Centre (I think in Colmar). We also visited many town cemetaries and seen many Kientz names throughout the Alsace area south of Strasburg. Wew did not go north of Strasburg. Some of my Fathers brothers also imigrated to Canada and The US. If you ever have the chance to visit the Alsace area, youwill not be disappointed, it is Very nice, we took the wine route by car, a great way to see the towns and they have very good wineries, there is a Kientz wine maker.