There is definitely a connection between your John Wheelhouse and my Wheelhouse family. My common ancestor is Samuel Wheelhouse (my great grandad x 5), who is John Wheelhouse's father, my great x 4 grandad is William, who is John's brother, William was born in 1799.
This probably makes us 4th or 5th cousins I think ?
Do you know the story of Samuel ? it makes extremely good reading