I've been looking for information for some time on my family, and this week I came across a spot of luck. I had been stuck at my Grandfather's Father. Couldn't figure out who he was. I got a break. Here's the information, and I hope that somewhere you guys have a connection.
Edward Light (my gggfather) married Amanda Etter and had 3 children, Clement Obet Light, Andrew J (Jake or Jacob we're pretty sure) Light, and George Light. Andrew was born around 1873, my grandfather, Clement Obet was born around 1876, and George was born in 1879. All three boys as of 1883 were in the Richland County Children's home in Mansfield, OH. Clement Obet was twice married, first to a Sarah Aumend Foster, and second to a Myrtle Nineva Myer with which he had 8 children. My father Clement James being one of them.
I can't get any solid information on Edward Light. Rumor has it he was the Marshall of Ashland OH, but then he had an affair with a married woman and was run out of town, and headed West somewhere unknown.
I'm really hoping that Edward shows up in some of your guys research so I can finally figure out where my family originates from. Any help you can provide is appreciated.
Thank you very much! Ben
P.S. Apparently in 1934, one of George's daughters, Alice recieved a letter from a Reuben Light who claimed that he was the 7th generation from Johannes Licht (1742) and that she (Alice) was the 7th generation as well. So I'm pretty sure that if the connection is to be found, it is with the PA Lights, but hopefully they show up somewhere!! :)