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There are published records showing that immigrant John Light arrived September 5, 1738, among 252 imported Palatines, on the ship "Winter Galley" from Rotterdam with four children, however, according to Ogle Co., IL records I found, he arrived August 30, 1737. Published records state he was born in 1682 in either Switzerland or Germany. He owned a tract of land on Quitapahilla on December 29, 1738 in Lebanon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. The land is described in the deed as containing 274 acres. Apparently he died without a will and his children inherited his property equally. According to a deed the children sold their portions to brother Jacob. Somehow the land comes into the hands of Henry, brother of Jacob, since the land is conveyed to the children of Henry by their father's will dated April 7, 1803 and completed on May 18, 1807. These two transactions establish the children of John (Johannes) along with their spouses names, as well as the children of Henry and their spouses.

Records found in Ogle Co., IL:

John O. Light, my 2nd great grandfather's Ogle Co., IL obituary from 1901 states that the first known ancestor of the Light family, John Peter Light, a native of Germany, came to this country in 1737, locating in Lancaster Co., PA.

The "Ogle Co., IL Biographical History Book" published in 1878 states John Light's great grandfather, John Peter Light came from Germany to Lebanon Co., PA arriving August 30, 1737.

The "Portrait and Biographical Album of Ogle Co., IL" published in 1886 has a biography of Henry S. Light, son of John Light who came to Ogle Co. in 1837. It states "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"

The Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL 100th Anniversary Book published in 1982 states that "John Peter Light, native of Germany and the first known ancestor of the Light family in America, came to Lancaster (Lebanon) Co., PA on August 30, 1737".

Direct Descendants of John Peter (Licht/Lichty) Light

1 John Peter (Licht/Lichty) LIGHT b: 1682 in Germany? possibly born in Switzerland d: November 19, 1759 in Lebanon Co., PA/Lancaster Co. at the time (also have date of March 5, 1759) Burial: Salem UB Church Cemetery, Lebanon Co., PA Immigration: 1737 or 1738
. +Maria (Greider) KREIDER? b: 1692 d: November 12, 1758 in Lebanon/Lancaster Co., PA
. 2 Henry LIGHT b: March 07, 1738 in PA d: January 07, 1806 in Lebanon Co., PA Burial: Ebenezer Greenwood Cemetery, Lebanon Co., PA
..... +Barbara LANDIS b: March 19, 1738 in Lancaster Co., PA d: April 16, 1813 in Lebanon Co., PA Father: Felix Landis Mother: Catherine Loeban
..... 3 Henry LIGHT, Jr. b: November 21, 1760 in Lebanon Co., PA (may be 12/4/1760) d: October 03, 1830 in Lebanon Co., PA Burial: on the farm they lived on it Swatara Twp., Lebanon Co., PA
......... +Magdalena Wenger FUNK b: August 06, 1761 in Lebanon Co., PA d: March 10, 1841 in Lebanon Co., PA Burial: on the farm they lived on it Swatara Twp., Lebanon Co., PA Father: Martin Funk Mother: Judith Wenger
......... 4 Martin LIGHT b: March 21, 1788 in Lebanon Co., PA d: January 16, 1862 in Lebanon Co., PA Burial: U. Z. Jonestown Brethren-in-Christ Cemetery, Lebanon Co., PA
............. +Barbara OBERHOLTZER b: December 01, 1794 in Lancaster Co., PA d: October 27, 1849 in Lebanon Co., PA Burial: U. Z. Jonestown Brethren-in-Christ Cemetery, Lebanon Co., PA Father: Christian Frantz Oberholtzer Mother: Christiana Funk
............ 5 John O. LIGHT b: July 17, 1812 in Bethel Twp., Dauphin Co., PA (later a part of Lebanon Co., PA, appears in 1850, 1860 Leaf River Twp., 1880 Ridott Twp., Stephenson Co., IL and 1900 Leaf River, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) d: April 18, 1901 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
................ +Catherine SCHUCKER b: November 03, 1824 in Schuylkill, Co., PA (came to Ogle Co., IL in 1842 with her parents) m: March 16, 1845 in Stephenson Co., IL d: May 04, 1907 in Lightsville, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: Michael Schucker
................ 6 Mary A. LIGHT b: June 15, 1860 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL (appears in 1920 and 1930 Leaf River, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) d: December 21, 1941 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: North Grove Christian Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
.................... +Riley A. MOTTER b: June 02, 1854 in West Grove, Lincoln Twp., Ogle Co., IL (appears in 1880, 1900, and 1910 Ridott Twp., Stephenson Co., IL census) m: November 20, 1879 in Stephenson Co., IL d: August 01, 1918 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: North Grove Christian Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: Abraham Motter Mother: Elizabeth Schmeltzer
.................... 7 Addie Mae MOTTER b: May 03, 1880 in Ridott Twp., Stephenson Co., IL d: December 11, 1969 in Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL Burial: North Grove Christian Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
........................ +William Alfred SCHELLING b: February 27, 1864 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL (appears in 1900 Leaf River Twp., 1910, 1920 and 1930 Leaf River, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) m: June 24, 1909 in Winnebago Co., IL d: November 11, 1940 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: North Grove Christian Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: Henry Schelling Mother: Susan Amanda Henan
....................... 8 Elva Florence SCHELLING b: January 05, 1912 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL d: September 20, 1990 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Burial: Willwood Burial Park, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL
........................... +Ralph Walter CRAMER b: April 20, 1909 in near Egan, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL m: June 13, 1936 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL d: February 02, 1987 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Burial: Willwood Burial Park, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Father: Louis Clarence Kramer Mother: Jennie Cady Hoverland
........................... 9 Roger Ralph CRAMER b: Warmolts Clinic, Oregon, Ogle Co., IL

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