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Martin LIGHT
Barbara OBERHOLTZER
Husband:  Martin LIGHT
Birth:  12 May 1788
Death:  16 Jan 1862
Disposition:  United Zion Church Cemetery (Wenger Cemetery), NE of Jonestown, Lebanon Co., PA
Father:  Heinrich LICHT
Mother:  Magdalena Wenger FUNCK
Marriage:
Wife:  Barbara OBERHOLTZER
Birth:  1 Dec 1794
Death:  27 Oct 1849
Disposition:  United Zion Church Cemetery (Wenger Cemetery), NE of Jonestown, Lebanon Co., PA
Father:  Christian OBERHOLTZER (1766-1834)
Mother:  Christina FUNCK (1768-1854)
Children:
born in Bethel Twp., Dauphin [now Lebanon] Co., PA:
1.  John O. LIGHT, b. 17 Jul 1812 

born in Bethel Twp., Lebanon Co., PA:
2.  Martin O. LIGHT, b. 4 Feb 1814; d. 23 Jul 1885
3.  Henry LIGHT, b. ca. 1816; d. ca. 1816
4.  (Son) LIGHT, b. ca. 1818; d. ca. 1818
5.  Barbara LIGHT, b. 17 Feb 1820; d. 22 Mar 1896

born in Bethel or Swatara Twp., Lebanon Co., PA:
6.  Catharine LIGHT, b. 1823; d. Dec 1879; m. Rev. Samuel BRANDT (1820-1885)
7.  (Dea.) Henry O. LIGHT, b. 27 Mar 1827; d. 3 Oct 1905

born in Swatara Twp., Lebanon Co., OH:
8.  Christianna LIGHT, b. 16 Oct 1834; d. 23 Jan 1857

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Sources (n.b., Lebanon Co. was formed in 1813 from Dauphin Co.; Swatara Twp. was formed in 1813 from Bethel and Hanover Twps.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Lebanon Co. Bethel Twp. pp. 91-92 Ln. 51 Martin Light 400010-10100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son (b. ca. 1818)
= Henry (b. ca. 1816)
= Martin O. (b. 1814)
= John O. (b. 1812)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Martin (b. 1788)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Barbara (b. 1820)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Barbara (b. 1794)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Listed next to Jacob LIGHT (Ln. 52: 200010-10010-0-100).

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Lebanon Co. Swatara Twp. p. 10 Ln. 24 Martin Light 100 200 100 - 011 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Henry O. (b. 1827)
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = Martin O. (b. 1814)
= John O. (b. 1812)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Martin (b. 1788) 
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Catharine (b. 1823) 
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Barbara (b. 1820)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Barbara (b. 1794) 

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 20; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 PA Lebanon Co. Swatara Twp. pp. 48B-49A Ln. 12 Martin Light 001 000 010 - 010 200 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Henry O. (b. 1827)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Martin (b. 1788)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Christianna (b. 1834)
2 females 15-19 1820-1825 = Catharine (b. 1823)
= Barbara (b. 1820)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Barbara (b. 1794)
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed next to Henry LIGHT (Ln. 11: 200 010 - 100 110 | 0100000), who is 12 lines from Jacob LIGHT (Ln. 23: 010 001 - 101 100 | 0100000), who is two lines from Martin LIGHT (Ln. 25: 001 010 - 101 010 | 0100000).

5.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 30):  Swatara Twp., Lebanon Co., PA, p. 18A/357, 28/28, enumerated 26 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Martin Light 62 M   Gendleman 800 Penna
Christina 15 F       "
Nancy  6 F       "
Nancy must be a granddaughter.  Listed next to son, Henry LIGHT (æ 23, b. PA, wife Catharine).

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):  there are numerous LIGHTs indexed as being in Swatara Twp., but no Martin.  There are two Martin LIGHTs in Lebanon Co., one in Bethel Twp. and one in North Annville, but checking the next source, neither is our subject.

6b.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com):

7.  Anon.  1886.  Portrait and Biographical Album of Ogle County, Illinois.  Chapman Bros., Chicago.
Henry S. Light.  One of the prominent, as well as successful, farmers of Leaf River Township, is the gentleman whose name heads this biographical notice.  He was born in what was known as Lightsville, this county, March 17, 1856, his father being John Light, one of the old pioneers of the county and founder of the village of Lightsville.  He was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., July 17, 1812.

The first known ancestor of the Light family to locate in the United States was John Peter Light, a native of Germany, who came to this country in 1737, locating in Lancaster Co., Pa.  We trace the genealogy of our subject from this ancestor as follows:  Martin Light, grandfather of the subject of this notice, was the son of Henry, who was the son of Henry, and who in turn was the son of John Peter Light.  The grandfather of our subject was born in Pennsylvania as likewise were his father and grandfather, the date of his birth being 1788.  He was a farmer by occupation and resided in that portion of Lancaster now included within the boundary line of Lebanon County, where he followed his vocation until his death...

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

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