as I understood he claimed it on his label.
All Meister from all trades are listed in a so-called Handwerkerrolle at 53 chambers of crafts in Germany. That would be an arduous search.
Despite my bad english I don´t know, if a translation of Heimatbuch as "Homeland book" would be better, "Town chronic" sounds more objective to me than it actually is. (I know that I´m leaning far out of the window right now.)
Since the historical documentation in the rural areas of Germany, Bohemia and France, where the violin making centers were established, is not very detailed, and the church registers are not complete (fire in Markneukirchen - dispersal in Bohemia after World War II), documents from "homeland books" and newspapers can be very useful. Despite a lot of romance, there are always informative lists, letters or documents. For example, Lowendall's enlightening letter (recently quoted here again somewhere) was also published in such a journal.
Official reports or articles, e.g. on anniversaries of the town, company, or associations of professions can be informative, but are often colored with a good pinch of marketing.
If you are specifically concerned with Meister or makers from Schönbach, it could probably be useful to ask here, they could have a good archive:
A very interesting article about the industrial development of violin making in Schönbach is here. Especially the large collection of sources could be useful. On the one hand, the romantic image of the lonely artist in Schönbach, who spends his happy life carving (cheap student) violins, is very objectified, on the other hand, the image of the poor, grey, starving and pale figures who have to work hard every day in their shabby sheds for the greedy whole salers is adjusted somewhat. Unfortunately everything is in German: