Janelle- I am researching this family also: John Kerchner, born in Germany, married to "Marguerite" or Margaret Pfeiffer, settled in Illinois. John & Margaret are my Great-Great Grandparents. I found out just a couple of years ago that they are buried a few miles from my home in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church cemetery, between Mendota and LaMoille, Illinois. I am descended from John's son, Carl Adam Kerchner, and his daughter, Margaret (still living - my mother). I ordered a book this week about the St. Paul's families & their origins in Germany. Will keep you updated & share info if you'd like. May respond directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org Identify as "Kerchner Family Search".