Warren Zimmer, one of my "internet" Kreischer cousins, forwarded your query. My guess is that we probably come from the same Kreischer line 9 or 10 generations back. My understanding is that all the Kreischers from the Pfalz originated in Homberg, in the Grünbach region. See http://home.t-online.de/home/FF.Huettenberger/Kreischer.htmhttp://home.t-online.de/home/FF.Huettenberger/Kreischer.htm which details the research done by a Herr Huettenberger. We have not yet tied our line into Homberg, but I expect we will. Hope this helps.