When finding place of origin there are many places in Germany that have the same names, historic border changes with conflicts and wars between countries, and the location may not exist anymore. However, to help locate historic locations here are some resources for researchers.
1. German Studies Collection in the UW Library-https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/German/
2. Ravenstein Atlas of the German Reich – http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/German.RavenAtlas
3. Reymann’s Special Topographical Map 1832-1870 –http://mki.wisc.edu/…/historical-maps-central-europe-g-d-re…
4. Meyers Gazette (Meyer’s Ortslexikon from 1912) www.meyersgaz.org