I wish I could help further John, but my interest lies in Jacob Kelch's wife, Mary Ann "Mollie" Holmes Kelch. She is the sister of my great-great-grandmother. Therefore I haven't had to research back in the Kelch family ... just interested in Jacob and Mollie's descendants.
Perhaps the clue that they came from Stark County IL might be of help to you. Good luck in your search, and thanks for writing!