My husband Wayne Kachelriess ( New Jersey) is son of Richard William Kachelriess Jr (New Jersey) and grandson of Richard William Kachelriess Sr (NJ/NY). So he must be from the New York branch of the family, but that's as far back as he knows, just that the family was from Heidelburg Germany. Richard Jr has one sister and four brothers all in New Jersey.
Wayne says that the name Henry is familiar, so your line and ours must be closely connected. Richard Sr may have had a brother Henry and some sisters. I'll try to see what I can find out. I would appreciate any more info you have on the NY family. Never heard of the NC connection until online today.
I find the name variations very interesting.
Meg Kachelriess, email@example.com