I thought I had posted this question already... but it seems that it didn't go through.
Were the villages of Morbach (Haag, Merschbach, Bishofsdhron, Merschied, Morcheid-Riedenberg) under the jurisdiction of Kurtrier/Kurfürstentum Trier in the 17th and 18th centuries?
The history I have found for the region has a gap between the Thirty Years War and modern times, when Morbach fell under the jurisdiction of Bernkastel.
It appears this region was devastated by continuous war and occupation by France for quite some time.
Related, were the nearby villages of Mettnich, Detzem, Fell, Dhron, Köwerich, Mehring also in the Kurtrier (...Mettnich it seems was under Herrschaft Dagstuhl for a time)?