LIGHT Family

First Generation

1. Isaac1 Light(3454) was born in Pennsylvania October 1826. In the 1880 census the age is listed as 48 Isaac died about 1925 in Berrien Springs, Berrien Co, MI.

He married Mary Elizabeth unknown 1861. Mary was born in Pennsylvania August 1840. (Additional notes for Mary Elizabeth unknown(3455)) Mary died about 1925 in Berrien Springs, Berrien Co, MI. In the 1870 census Niles P.O. Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, Michigan page 92, Isaac (age 34) is recorded with Mary (age 30), Minerva (age 8), Alvin (age 6), Sarah Peck (age 56) and Joseph Mires (age 15). Isaac is noted as being a farmer.

In the 1880 census Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, Michigan page 100, Isaac (age 48) is living with his wife E. Mary (age 39), Minerva (age 18), Calvin (age 16) and A. Vinnetta (age 9). Isaac is noted as being a farmer.

In the 1900 census for Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, MI page 244a, we find a Jessie Godown, grandaughter, living with Isaac (age 63) and Mary (age 59). I have used this information to add these parents to Menerva and add Jessie as her daughter. He has the occupation of Manager of the Berrien Co Poor House. They have been married for 39 years and have had 3 children and still have 3 children living.

In the 1910 census Sodus Twp, Berrien Co, Michigan page 218, Isaac (age 73) is living with his wife Mary (age 69). They have been married for 48 years and it is noted that they have had only 1 child. Isaac is noted as a farmer.

In the 1920 census Berrien Springs Twp, Berrien Co, Michigan page 182, Isaac (age 83) is living with his wife Mary (age 79).

Isaac Light and Mary Elizabeth unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. Minerva J2 Light(3456) was born in Dolphin, PA June 1862. She married twice. She married William Harris Godown in Berrien Co, MI, October 27, 1881. William was born in Darke Co. Ohio May 9, 1854. William(3457) was the son of Albertus M Godown and Elizabeth Ann Schnorf. William died June 14, 1893 in Kalamazoo, MI, at 39 years of age. (See William Harris Godown for the continuation of this line.) She married Howard L Simpson in Berrien Co, MI, 1897. Howard was born in Medina Co, Ohio December 1866. (Additional notes for Howard L Simpson(3458)) (See Howard L Simpson for the continuation of this line.) In the 1900 census for Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, MI page 244a, we find a Jessie Godown, grandaughter, living with Isaac and Mary Light. I have used this information to add Jessie as her daughter.

In the 1900 census Alpena Twp, Alpena Co, MI page 133A, Minnie (age 37) is living with her husband Howard Simpson (age 33), daughter Ruth (age 8 months), Byron Godown (age 13) and Glenn Godown (age 11). They have been married for 2 years and she has had 4 children with 3 alive at the time of the census. Howard is a farm laborer and they rent their farm.

child 3 ii. Calvin H Light(3459) was born in Pennsylvania 1863.

child 4 iii. Vinnetta A Light was born in Berrien Co, MI May 17, 1871.

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