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Christian LIGHT
Catharine KARMANY
Husband:  Christian LIGHT
Birth:  16 Mar 1792
Death:  3 Oct 1842
Father:  Jacob LIGHT
Mother:  Barbara BRANDT
Marriage:  4 Sep 1814
Wife:  Catharine KARMANY
Birth:  18 Sep 1793, Lebanon Twp., Dauphin [now Lebanon] Co., PA
Death:  Dec 1874, Lebanon Co., PA
Father:  John Martin KARMANY (1766-1834)
Mother:  Mary Catharine YETTER (1769-1858)
Maternal Grandfather:  Peter YETTER (c1740-1781)
Maternal Grandmother:  Anna Maria5 STOEVER (1745/6-) [Johann Casper4, Johann Casper3, Dietrich2, Johannes1]
Children said to be born in New Hanover Twp., Lebanon Co., PA:
  1.  Nehemiah LIGHT, b. 27 Nov 1815; d. 27 Jan 1895, Bedford, Monroe Co., MI; m. 6 Dec 1838, Hannah ELLIOTT (1817-1895)
  2.  Amos C.A.C. LIGHT, b. 27 Apr 1817; d. 7 Dec 1906 to the California gold fields by 1850
  3.  Thomas Adam LIGHT, b. 1818/9 to California bet. 1855 and 1860 
  4.  Oliver LIGHT, b. 1814-20
  5.  Aaron LIGHT, b. 12 Dec 1820; d. 19 Feb 1897; m. Frances "Fanny" OBER/OVER (1825-1906); 1880 Census in Lebanon Co., PA
  6.  Eleazer LIGHT, b. 1822 to the California gold fields by 1850
  7.  Catharine LIGHT, b. 1825
  8.  Elizabeth C. LIGHT, b. 1828
  9.  Sarah LIGHT, b. 1830
10.  Caroline LIGHT, b. 1835/6


Source (n.b., Lebanon Co. was formed in 1813, mostly from Dauphin Co., plus a small part of Lancaster Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820

3.  1830

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5-6 of 30; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 PA Lebanon Co. East Hanover Twp. pp. 30B-31A Ln. 23 Christian Light 000 230 100 - 111 100 100 0400000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Eleazer (b. 1822/3)
= Aaron (b. 1820)
3 males 20-29 1810-1820 = Thos. Adam (b. 1818/9)
= Amos (b. 1817)
= Oliver
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Christian (b. 1792)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Caroline (b. 1835/6)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Sarah (b. 1830)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1828)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Catharine (b. 1825)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Catharine (b. 1793) 
4 persons employed in agriculture
Also in East Hanover Township:  Nehemiah LIGHT (000 010 - 100 010) and Thomas LIGHT.

5a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1850 (Broderbund CD-317):  cannot find Catharine.
1850 Light, Amos C. CA El Dorado Co. Mathenias Creek p. 46

5b.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Amos is mis-indexed as Anias C. LIGHT (but at least they got the page number right or I wouldn't have found him at Ancestry.com).

5c.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #191 of 481 they got the name right, but the wrong page, i.e., p. 46):  on Mathenias Creek, El Dorado Co., CA, p. 346A, 4/5, enumerated 27 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Amos C Light 31 M   Mining for gold   Pa
Eliazer Light 28 M       "
Our subjects' sons are just two of hundreds upon hundreds of lone males in the gold fields.

6.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #73 of 112):  Quincy P.O., Indian Valley, Plumas Co., CA, p. 971, PN 73, 1215/1180, enumerated 21 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Eleazer Light 37 M         PA
Our subject's son is living alone and next door to his brother, Thomas Adam LIGHT

7.  Moses Light.  1896.  The Light Genealogy in America.  Self-published, Manheim, Lancaster Co., PA (facsimile online at the Light Family web site):
p. 27 3 GEN. This Jacob Light, Sr., b. Sept. 11, 1763, d. Sept. 5, 1840, aged 76 yr. 11 mo. 24 days; m. to Barbara Brandt.  She was b. Dec. 22, 1763, d. Aug. 20, 1851, aged 87 yr. 7 mo. 28 days. Issue:
  4 GEN. 1.  Christian Light, m. to Miss _____ Cormenny.
Their issue:
  5 GEN. 1.  Oliver Light.
2.  Aaron Light, m. to Fanny Ober.

9a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

9b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

11.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 4, Pedigree #0415.

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