From: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Becht, Stadtarchiv Pforzheim, Institut für Stadtgeschichte, 11 July 2012.
by David Kemle.
In a document written in 1256 (Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe 39/16.2) I found Alberth Kiener as a witness.
In documents written in 1381 and 1383 Dr. Becht found Heintze Kunlin as an owner of a garden and co-owner of fishing rights in Pforzheim (Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe 38/132.12 and 67/59, fol 11).
Karl Ehmann (Einwohnerverzeichnis von Pforzheim nach dem Colligendbuch Stift und Spital 1633, in: Südwestdeutsche Blätter für Familien- und Wappenkunde 12, 1965-68, S. 153-162) found several members of the Kienle/Kienlin family in Pforzheim in the first half of the 17th century. He did not find members of the Kienle family in the first half of the 16th century (cf. Einwohnerverzeichnis von Pforzheim von 1501-1527, in: Südwestdeutsche Blätter für Familien- und Wappenkunde 13, 1969-72, S. 409-418).
Therefore Dr. Becht assumes that the Kienle family came to Pforzheim between 1520 & 1600 (the parish registers for the 16th century are lost).
Map of Friolzheim
Distribution of the Gemming and Hirsau Possessions in the Region
In 1407 the Barons of Gemmingen took over from the knights of Steinegg and Tiefenbronn and took possession of the villages of Tiefenbronn, Friolzheim and Mühlhausen.
Later they also took as a fief, Steinegg, Heimsheim, Neuhausen, Hamberg, Schellbronn, Hohenwart and Lehningen as well as the "Gemeine Hagenschieß".
Of this group the village Friolzheim with all services and taxes was sold in 1461 to the Hirsau monastery.
The monastery had a lot of possessions and influence in southwest Germany.
Out of Friolzhem it also had the patronage over Nussdorf, Eberdingen, Tiefenbronn, Malmsheim, Weil der Stadt, Schafhauser, Merklingen, Althenstett, Calw etc.
Dietrich Kuechler took me on a tour of the Kirsau Monastery which gives us the history of this area. He is currently writing the sippenbuch for Friolzheim Germany. He has been kind enough to share the information below that he found on the Kiemle family.
Personnen sind aufgeführt = Persons that are listed
URKUNDE vom Kloster Hirsau = Document of the Hirsau Monastery
Gegeben vom Abt Joahann = Given by Abbott Johann (the monk in charge of the monastery)
Altogether it means: Abbot Johann Monk in charge of the Hirsau monastery wrote down in a document the content of the persons shown.