Because of the quite low mobility in the old times people mostly marriaged close by (max.20-30 km), and therefore my family has many relations to the villages around Künzelsau. Documents about people of this area may be found in the sources below, that I could not contact myself until today.
* Hohenlohe'sches Zentral Archiv in Neuenstein, 15 km from Kuenzelsau, providing much stuff about the
Hohenlohe Nobility and their rural properties and people.
* Wuerttembergisches Landesarchiv in Ludwigsburg, with Military Lists, Tax documents and property Books
Both are closely linked together and can be researched online. If you know any other interesting links, please inform. especially in case you have MESSERs in your own ancestor lists.