Have been out of town and was happy to find another researcher of the Michael Kelchner/Keltner and Elizabeth Stapleton line had posted to this forum.You are correct in the relationship of Johann Heinrich/John Henry as the (oldest)brother to Michael who moved eventually to what is now New Salem State Park north of Springfield, IL.I would be interested in knowing what other surnames in IL are connected back to the Adair and Green Co., KY, area.
Your question on the relationship of Aaron Keltner and William H.H. Keltner is a sixtyfour thousand dollar one.Numerous Keltner researchers would love to know the answer as to whether there was a relationship or not.William is part of the Saline Co., AR, line of Keltners that go back to SC c1790/1800 via eastern TN. In SC the names Kelch and Keltner appear to be interchangeable for the same Henry ______ family.But if you hear a German born speaking male say the name Kelchner, it sounds like Kelch with a very faint "ner" at the end to English ears.
In my last post to this forum I noted the Kelchner name changed to Keltner in both the Michael Kelchner/Elizabeth Roth line after it left PA moving west across OH, IN and IL, and the Michael Kelchner/Elizabeth Stapleton line after it left PA and had moved for some time to VA.And it appears to possibly be the same for the Henry Kelch/Keltner line once it moved to SC.That is why I also asked about any information on the families of Hans George and Mattias Kelchner lines that were in PA as early as 1731.Or any other Kelchner line that immigrated early to the U.S. for that matter.
The Keltner/Kelchner YDNA results would go a LONG way in determining who is genetically related and who is not.I had heard years ago that at least five had done the YDNA test, but only know the results of one test where they are genetically Irish Fanning males and that another descendent of the Michael/Elizabeth Stapleton line had come back with a "J" haplogroup which can be of Jewish ancestry.At this point in time, I see the YDNA project as the ONLY way to determine relationships where paper work does not exist.