RED SAND STONE
RED S STONE "stub"
(smooth marble or ? granite behind flag)
"Johannes Lic. . . " was still legible to the author on this stone in 1997. Irresponsible rubbings were oftened taken from this stone leaving damage (note white area, as well see Croll's comments from 1894). The stone has been cleaned up as evidenced in more recent photos and transcribed beyond the name but the "9" and "2" should not be in debate.
This stone and other various transcriptions may be the "origin" of the speculated name for (the immigrant) I Johannes Licht's wife as "Maria". The web author* can find no documented primary source for the name Maria, or Maria Kreider, as the wife of John the Immigrant as found in so many (pervasive, apocryphal) genealogical accounts. Nor any references in Francis who also researched and published on the Kreider family extensively. The web author cannot find any documented primary evidence that II John Light was named John Henry, another proliferated assumption. He is only identified as John Light, Hans Licht, and Johannes Licht in the known records, some including his signature and never with a midde name nor an initial. Francis does not mention Henry as a middle name. Furthermore, this claim is unlikely as II John Light's brother was Heinrich (see his stone below with wife Barbara). Given Germanic family naming traditions it is more likely that II Heinrich would have been a "Johannes Heinrich", rather than the other way around.
So is/was this the stone of Anna Landis (Croll thought so clearly noting the family description) and was her grave next to her spouse II John Light, stone #4- this author* believes so.
This stone is now completely worn but it has a similar upper shape as Croll drew in his stone facsimile. II John Light was once believed by Francis to be the signatory to the Lebanon Resolves, but Francis' son Willard found a note that suggested J. G. later questioned this. However, the other John Lights in the family were barely old enough to serve and too young to be secretary for such a document. However, the SAR appears to be decorating the grave site of this Johannes Licht, 1725/26 (II John Light) and or that of III Johan. II John Light is considered to be a patriot by the SAR/DAR records. Johan Licht, stone number 4 (Croll's "another stone") would have been too young to serve. (See the final note on the Francis page).
"Johannes Licht b. Feb. 1726, lived in matrimony with (unreadable) 48 years, begot 11 children, d. 17 Mar. 1806."
"Johan Licht b. 29 Dec. 1767, d. 10 Feb. 1814."
"Adjoining stone cannot be read."
Stones of II Henry and Barbara Landis Light forward toward road in the Greenyard portion of the cemetery closely resemble the stone of Johannes Licht, 1790. According to Francis (and other cemetery related documents?) these stones were also moved from the farm to this final(?) resting place. Mystery is where are II Martin & Anna Pfeiffer?
Siblings of II John & Anna Landis and II Henry Licht & Barbara Landis, are II Jacob Licht and Elisabeth Landis who may be interred here (a marker is not a guarantee of burial).
Three brothers married to three sisters.
This web monograph compiles a partial record of graves and markers from the old Light homestead cemetery at Covenant Greenwood, representing three of the sons of Johannes Licht (d. 1759, JGF) , and their three wives, at least two grandsons, and many other grandchildren, nieces and nephews (read on) .
The assumed immigrant, Johannes and his wife whose name remains unknown, have long been assumed as left behind in their original burial spots (already unmarked in 1894 and additional proof that the stone #2 is not the immigrant) and the graves buried by development for centuries.
The II generation brothers' sister, Anna Licht Meyer and her husband, Rudolph Meyer,
are buried at Kaufman's Church Cemetery, Annville, PA
§ The location of gravesites for the remaining children of the assumed immigrant Johannes Licht are unknown at this time; namely Barbara whose record is sparse and perhaps never married; and II Martin and his wife Anna Pfeiffer, who were assumed by Francis as originally buried with the other sons at the Light homestead, but who did not appear to be represented by markers there nor now at Covenant with the rest of the family. Is there a Pfeiffer family site to be located?
The author only recently learned of his own (III Light) generation ancestors' representation on this stone at Covenant, based on the research (and this photo) by Christine Marshall, a Light descendant herself, for Find-a-Grave.
This Martin was the son of II John Light #4 discussed above.
III Martin and Catherine his wife, were recorded by Francis as buried at their "farm in Long Meadow".
This marker and engraving on the reverse in memoriam of several members of the family,
apparently from the farm graveyard.
It has been reported that NSDAR file(s) source these Long Meadow graves as moved to "Annville", and perhaps then to Covenant if not to Covenant directly?
This stone may be more recent than any of the applications at DAR (about 18).
II John Light is clearly designated as the Revolutionary patriot for many of those memberships, also as a private (although too old for service at over 53). The DAR record here may need clarification. There was a facsimile copy of the Resolves printed by the LCHS a number of years ago and is now out of print. The "signature" does not belong to II John Light as compared to other contemporaneous documents proven with his signature.
The source for the Resolves is listed as "The Pennsylvania Archives" - but it, itself, is a facsimile. This author cannot locate an original document, only the printed Pennsylvania series.
*John Bradford Light, (c) 2015, California. email@example.com