The Light Family

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My 4x Great Grandfather Michael Light came from Germany to NYC (Brooklyn and Manhattan) some time in the late 1840's, but I don't know about his life in Germany prior before his arrival. His German last name was Leicht or Licht I don't know who his mom and dad is. All I know that he was born in 1807 or 1810. He married Pauline Davis (Americanized name) before coming to America. Another relative that also does genealogy suspected that they were Jewish. Any help on this will be appreciated.

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Warren Whitby
WikiTree profile: Michael Light
in Genealogy Help by Warren Whitby G2G2 (2.8k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

This looks like a daughter of Michael

Michael Light

 in the Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963

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    Name: Michael Light
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Germany
    Spouse: Pauline Lesser
    Child: Jennie Light Wineburgh

    2 Answers

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    by Ken Koski G2G2 (2.6k points)
    edited by Ken Koski
    +4 votes

    Michael Light Find A Grave # 160925353. Link:

    Birth:  Jul. 1, 1808, Germany
    Death:  Nov. 25, 1890
    Family links: 
      Pauline Lesser Light (____ - 1903)*
      Arthur Ury Light (1859 - 1930)*
    *Calculated relationship
    Note: Born in Schwersenz, Province of Posen, Prussia
    Cypress Hills Cemetery 
    Kings County (Brooklyn)
    New York, USA
    Created by: Warren Whitby IV
    Record added: Apr 11, 2016 
    Find A Grave Memorial# 160925353
    by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (264k points)

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