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The city of Kaiserslautern belonged to a Bavarian province (in German: Provinz; "Proving" is a misreading of Provinz), known as Rhenish Bavaria (in German: Rheinbayern or Rheinpfalz) from ~1815-1945. Today Kaiserslautern belongs to our current German "state" Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz).
"Kreis Minden" is German for "District of Minden". There are two places Minden in Germany, a smaller city in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen) west of Hanover, and a much smaller place (postal code: 54310) in Rhineland-Palatinate, closer to Kaiserslautern, near the border to Luxembourg. But because of "District of Minden" and "Prussia", I think Luise Meyer was born at a place in the district of the larger Minden in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The area "Provinz Holstein", Prussia, is located in northern Germany and today part of our current German "state" Schleswig-Holstein.
Our current German "state" Bavaria (in German: Bayern) is settled with Bavarians, Franconians and Swabians. The areas of Bavaria settled with the real Bavarians (mainly the Bavarian "counties" Oberbayern, Niederbayern and Oberpfalz) are also called "Altbaiern" (Old Bavaria).
Petermann (common, not Peterman), Meyer (very common) and Driver (less common) are all German last names.