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Martin LIGHT
Harriet Sophia SCHRADER
Elizabeth HILLER
Husband:  Martin LIGHT
Birth:  23 May 1847, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Death:  8 Mar 1941, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Religion:  United Brethren
Politics:  Republican
Offices:  Supervisor of Leaf Township; School Director
Father:  John O. LIGHT
Mother:  Catharine SCHUCKER

Martin's brother, John S. LIGHT, married Lizzie HILLER's aunt, Lizzie SCHREIBER. 

Marriage-1:  24 Dec 1867, Ogle Co., IL
Wife-1:  Harriet Sophia SCHRADER
Birth:  20 Sep 1846, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Death:  20 Jun 1887
Religion:  United Brethren
Father:  Henry SCHRADER (c1825- )
Mother:  Mahalia ILER (1821-1901)
Marriage-2:  22 Oct 1890, Ogle Co., IL
Wife-2:  Elizabeth "Lizzie" HILLER
Birth:  15 Jan 1864, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Death:  1 Jan 1926, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Father:  Eduard HILLER
Mother:  Maria Anna SCHREIBER
Children with Harriet Sophia SCHRADER born in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL:
  1.  Cora Ann LIGHT, b. 28 Sep 1868; d. 20 May 1946
  2.  (Prof.) John Henry LIGHT, b. 3 Jun 1871; d. 1 May 1953
  3.  Joseph Frank LIGHT, b. 22 Aug 1875; d. 24 Dec 1937
  4.  Ira E. LIGHT, b. Aug/Sep 1879
Children with Lizzie HILLER born in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL:
  5.  Wilbur Floyd LIGHT, b. 22 Dec 1891; d. 2 Apr 1971, Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL; bur. Lightsville Cem.
  6.  Edith Hiller LIGHT, b. 29 Oct 1893; d. 14 Feb 1986, Sacramento, CA
  7.  Lyman Martin LIGHT, b. 24 May 1895; 13 Mar 1983; living in Springfield, IL, in 1925
  8.  Marian/Marion J. LIGHT [female], b. 1 Jun 1897; d. 13 Apr 1991, IL; bur. Lightsville Cem.; living in Colfax, IL, in 1925
  9.  Mildred Elizabeth LIGHT, b. 1 Jul 1901; d. 17 Aug 1991, Corvalis, OR
10.  Shelby Jason LIGHT, b. 1 Jan 1906; d. 4 Jul 2002, Long Beach, CA 
Connections to LICHT/LIGHT


Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
Light, Martin Schader, Harriett Ogle 12/24/1867 Vol. C, Lic. #3158
Light, Martin
(s/o John & Catharine)
Hiller, Lizzie
(d/o Edward & Mary)
Ogle 10/22/1890 Vol. 1, Lic. #7789

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #5 of 28):  Lightsville P.O., Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL, Ross 265 (Book 1), p. 322A, PN 5, 32/32, enumerated 14 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Light Martin 28 M W Farmer   1685 Ill
_____ Harriet 28 F W Keeps House     "
_____ Cora A  1 F W       "

3.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):
Census Place: Leaf River, Ogle, Illinois
Source: FHL Film #1254239; NARA Film #T9-0239; Pg 188D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Martin LIGHT Self M M W 33 IL Farmer PA PA
Harriet LIGHT Wife F M W 33 IL Keeping House MD MD
Cora A. LIGHT Dau F S W 11 IL   IL IL
John H. LIGHT Son M S W  8 IL   IL IL
Joseph F. LIGHT Son M S W  4 IL   IL IL
Ira E. LIGHT Son M S W 9M IL   IL IL

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #32 of 32):  Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL, Roll 333 (Book 1), p. 163A, SN 16, SD 3, ED 81, enumerated 26 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
345 349 Light Martin Head W M May 1847 53 M 10     IL PA PA Farmer   Y Y Y O F F 171
    _____ Lizzie Wife W F Jan 1864 36 M 10 4 4 IL Ger Ger     Y Y Y        
    _____ Wilbur F Son W M Dec 1892  8 S       IL IL IL At School 8 Y Y Y        
    _____ Edith Dau W F Oct 1893  6 S       IL IL IL At School 8 Y Y Y        
    _____ Lyman Son W M May 1895  5 S       IL IL IL     Y Y Y        
    _____ Marian Dau W F Jun 1897  2 S       IL IL IL     Y Y Y        
    _____ John H Son W M June 1871 28 S       IL IL IL At School 8 Y Y Y        
The first four children are Martin & Lizzie's; the last child, John H., is Martin's son with his first wife, Harriet.  John H. became a "Professor," so I presume he must be in college.

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #13 of 30):  Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL, Roll 314 (Book 2), p. 156A, SN 7A, SD 4, ED 74, enumerated 27-28 Apr 1910; official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
167 167 Light Martitin Head M W 62 M2 19     IL PA PA   Eng Farmer Home Farm OA     Y Y   O F F 33
    _____ Lizzie H Wife F W 46 M1 19 6 6 IL Ger Ger   Eng None         Y Y          
    _____ Wilbur Son M W 18 S       IL IL IL   Eng Laborer Home Farm W N 0 Y Y N        
    _____ Edith Dau F W 16 S       IL IL IL   Eng None         Y Y Y        
    _____ Lyman Son M W 14 S       IL IL IL   Eng None         Y Y Y        
    _____ Maryin Dau F W 12 S       IL IL IL   Eng None         Y Y Y        
    _____ Mildried Dau F W  8 S       IL IL IL     None             Y        
    _____ Shelby Son M W  4 S       IL IL IL     None                      
    _____ John Son M W 38 S       IL IL IL   Eng Teacher Public School W N 0 Y Y          
    Hiller Mary Mother-
in-law
F W 74 Wd       Ger Ger Ger 1849 Eng None         Y Y          

7.  Anon.  1878.  The History of Ogle County, Illinois.  H.F. Kett & Co., Chicago:
p. 746  LIGHT MARTIN, Farmer, Sec. 19; P.O. Wales; owns 160 acres; probable valuation, $8,000.  Mr. Light was born May 23, 1847, in this township and married Dec. 26, 1868, to
p. 747 Harriet S., daughter of Henry Schrader, of Leaf River Township.  Mrs. Light was born Sept. 20, 1846.  They have three children Cora A., John H., and Joseph F.  Mr. L. is a Republican and a member of the Church of United Brethren, of which denomination Mrs. L. is also a member.
They were married in 1867.

8.  Horace G. Kauffman & Rebecca H. Kauffman, eds.  1909.  "History of Ogle County" in Newton Bateman & Paul Selby, eds. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois.  Vol. 2.  Munsell Publ. Co., Chicago (online at the Ogle County ILGenWeb site):
MARTIN LIGHT Ex-supervisor of Leaf River Township and proprietor of Elmwood Farm, Ogle County, Ill.  There are in this township a number of well-to-do men of middle age who were born here, have practically passed their lives here, and who have been so successful in every way that, as one of them has expressed the idea, "it is a good enough place for them."  These men have grown up as neighbors and friends, and many are highly esteemed throughout the county.  Conspicuous among this class is the progressive farmer and stockman whose name appears above.  Martin Light, was born in Leaf River Township, May 23, 1847, a son of John and Catherine (Schucker) Light.

John Light was born in Lebanon County, Pa., and came to Ogle County in 1837.  Catherine Schucker was born in Schuylkill County, Pa., and came to Illinois some years later than her husband.  They married in Ogle County in 1845 and settled in Leaf River Township, where they passed the remainder of their lives.  He died April 18, 1901, in his eighty-ninth year, and she on May 4, 1907, in her eighty-third year.  Mr. Light kept a country store at Lightsville and was the first Postmaster there, the post office having been known as Wales.  His interest in the community led him to erect a school house at that point entirely at his own expense, and that was only one of many public spirited acts of his from time to time.  Mr. Light laid out the town of Lightsville and the same was named after him.  Mr. and Mrs. Light were devoted members of the River Brethren Church and were active and most efficient in all church work.  Except for the few years while he was merchandising at Lightsville, Mr. Light devoted himself exclusively to farming.  In this connection some mention of the seven children of John and Catherine (Schucker) Light will be of more than passing interest.

Tena is the wife of Henry Schrader, of Leaf River Township; Martin is the immediate subject of this sketch; John died in Stephenson County; Catherine is the wife of J.C. Pannenborg, of Hammond, Ind.; Henry lives at Rockford, Ill.; Mary married Riley Motter and lives in Stephenson County, Ill.; Joseph, the youngest, died in Stephenson County about 1899; Martin, the eldest son, was reared and educated in Leaf River Township and has lived there all his life, except during two years when his family had its home in Stephenson County.  He was brought up to farming and stock-raising knows his business thoroughly and conducts it on a liberal scale and quite profitably.  He is the owner of 200 acres of land, most of which is well improved and on which he has a good residence and ample outbuildings and accessories.

December 24, 1867, Mr. Light married Miss Harriet J. Schrader, a native of Leaf River Township, born September 20, 1846.  They had three children: John H.; Joseph Frank; and Cora A.  The latter is the wife of Fred Alden of Winnebago County, Ill.  Mrs. Light died on June 20, 1887.

Mr. Light was married October 22, 1890, to Miss Lizzie Hiller as his second wife, born in Leaf River Township, January 15, 1864, a daughter of the late Edward And Mary A. (Schreiber) Hiller.  An article giving in considerable detail the life of Mr. Hiller has a place in this volume.  By his second marriage, Mr. Light has six children named, respectively:  Wilbur F.; Edith; Lyman M.; Marion; Mildred; and Shelby J., all at home.

Mr. Light adheres to the principles of the Republican Party.  He is devoted to the township and county affairs and is deeply interested in local schools.  He held the office of Supervisor of Leaf River Township nine years and was a School Director five years.  Mr. and Mrs. Light are members of the United Brethren Church, to the various interests of which they are helpfully devoted.

9.  Email from Roger Cramer (see Roger & Sue Cramer's Genealogy Site).

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