Ancestry.com. Palatine Church Visitations, 1609 . . . Deanery of Kusel [Datenbank online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Ursprüngliche Daten: Staudt, Ricardo W. Palatine Church Visitations, 1609 . . . Deanery of Kusel. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.
The district of Kusel was situated in the western part of the German Palatinate, from which area came many early emigrants to America. Considering the almost permanent residence of the Palatines in a given area (prior to emigration), the proof that a particular name occurs in an early visitation, as this publication does for Kusel, is almost sufficient evidence of the linkage between the emigrant and his forebears--a full century before the great period of emigration.