Kindsbach was first mentioned in a document on August 29, 1265. The document, which has only been preserved as a copy, has approximately the following content:

Wirich, Lord of Dhaun, with the consent of his ancestral mother Gude and his wife Kunigunde, stipulates in his last will and testament that the Teutonic Order of Einsiedel shall forever have the right to operate his cattle raised in the aforementioned house and his forests, water and pasture and donates to the Order a farmstead near the village of Kunigesbach = Königsbach for the construction of a mill and a cattle yard. In return, he, his father Eberhard, Lord of Stein, his mother Cylna, his ancestor Wirich of Dhaun, his wife and his ancestor mother Gunda shall be part of the prayers of the whole Order and the Order shall hold an anniversary for him and his aforementioned ancestors after his death. On St. John beheading in 1265.

The mill is never mentioned later and was probably never built. But Kindsbach might be a bit 200 years older. Places whose names end in “-bach” probably originated in the 9th-12th centuries. The decisive factors for the location were probably the little stream flowing out of the Bärenloch and the ancient road leading between Bruch and Sickinger Höhe.

Our Western Palatinate became the focus of interest under the Staufers. Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa had an imperial palace built in Kaiserslautern, where he stayed for a long time in 1158. To protect the imperial palace, several castles were built around 1160, including the Nan(n)stein. This was the reference point for the future history of Kindsbach. In the middle of the 13th century, the lordship of Nan(n)stein came as an imperial fief to Wirich von Dhaun zu Oberstein, whose son Wirich wrote the document mentioned at the beginning.

At the beginning of the 15th century Kindsbach belonged to the Sickingen Grand Court of the Lordship of Landstuhl. The most famous representative of the family was the imperial knight Franz von Sickingen.

Excerpt; Source: Heimatbuch der Ortsgemeinde Kindsbach p. 11 ff – Author Klemens Ranker

 

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