Hey Ace ... thanks for the insight that all Teter's are not of German descent.Perhaps you didn't really read my posting, as I did not suggest that ALL Teter's were German.I was merely telling a story about one Teter family that came to America from Germany in the 1720s.
While you agenda seems an attempt to enlighten us all as to your theory that some Teter's are of non-German descent, please don't forget that there are 1000s of Teter's living today who ARE of German descent.
I have read many of your postings and while they are difficult to comprehend because of your reliance on data ... you might try just telling us your theory in words.If there are some who carry a variant of the Teter name who emigrated to North Carolina and then to Garrard County Kentucky, it might be nice to hear that explained in a more comprehensive manner.
The data that you have presented can be sorted out by those of us who care about what you are saying, however, for the folks who may come along in the next few years seeking answers to their lineage, your extensive research may not impress them as it is difficult to connect all your 'facts'.
Yes, data is important and critical to finding answers and I do not mean to suggest otherwise, however, I have found that endless lists of births, place names and such is of little value without a cohesive theory as a foundation.
So, if you could possibly tell us what you think, without relying on the multitudes of data, I suggest that this might be a better use of your skills.Your research is impressive and I'm sure many may disagree with your hypothesis, however, this is an open forum and all opinions should get their due diligence.
Thanks for your sensitivities for those Teter's that are German.