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John Lichty, of Falls City, secretary and manager of the Richardson County Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company of Falls City and former representative from this district to the Nebraska state Legislature is a native of the old Keystone state, but has been a resident of this county since 1870 and may therefore veryh properly be regarded as one of the "old settlers" of Richardson county. He was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, April 21, 1851, son of Solomon and Mary (Meyers) Lichty, both natives of that same state, of Pennsylvania-Dutch stock, who migrated to Illinois in 1856 and settled on a farm in Carroll county, that state, where they spent the remainder of their lives.
John Lichty was but five years of age when his parents moved from Pennsylvania to Illinois and in the latter state he grew to manhood, reared on a farm and receiving his schooling in the public scvhools. There he continued to reside until he was nineteen years of age, when in 1870, he came to Nebraska, having borrowed one hundred and fifty dollars with which to make the trip to Falls City and enable him to look about a bit with a view to getting a Nebraska farm. He was so well pleased with conditions here that almost immediately, after his arrival here he bought a small farm in the precinct of Ohio, eight miles northeast of Fallls City, proceeded to develop the same and after his marriage in the fall of 1873 established his home thre. From the very beginning of his farming operations in this county Mr. Lichty prospered and as he did so gradually added to his land holdings in Ohio precinct until he became the owner of a well-improved and profitably cultivated farm of five hundred and twenty acres there, and there he made his home until his retirement from the active labors of the farm and removal in 1900 to Falls City, where he has since made his home and where he and his wife are very comfortably situated. Since his retirement Mr. Lichty has disposed of his home farm to his children, but is still the owner of eighty acres in the precinct of Barada, of two hundred and fifteen acres in Brown county, Kansas, and a fine bearing apple orchard of thirty-five acres. Mr. Lichty is a Bryan Democrat and an ardent support of the Nebraska "drys," an earnest advocate of sate-wide prohibition. In 1900, the year of his removal to Falls City, he was elected to represent this district in the Nebraska General Assembly and in the session of 1901 rendered admirable service in the House, one of hte committees on which he served having been the important committee on judiciary. He and his wife are members of the Brethren church and have ever given their earnest attention to community good works.
Household Record 1880 United States Census
John LICHTY Self M Male W 29 PA Farming PA PA
Anne H. LICHTY Wife M Female W 24 IL Housework PA PA
Albert H. LICHTY Son S Male W 5 NE PA IL
Lilla A. LICHTY Dau S Female W 4 NE PA IL
Frank S. LICHTY Son S Male W 2 NE PA IL
Oscar BIRK Other Male W 22 NY Farming VT VT
Jennie BIRK Other Female W 21 NY Housework GER VT
Allice BIRK Other S Female W 1 NE NY NY
I. E. THRAUGER Other Male W 22 MI Teaching S. PA PA
Census Place Ohio, Richardson, Nebraska
Family History Library Film 1254754
NA Film Number T9-0754
Page Number 478D
Occupation: Farmer 1880 ohio,Richardson,Nebraska
Occupation: Landlord 1900 Ward Falls River,Richardson,Neb
Note: The surname Lichty is Swiss. I found him listed in the 1880 Census of Nebraska. Also included in the census were non-family members Oscar Birk,age 22,b.Ny(Par; Vermont); his wife,Jennie,21,b.NY(Par: Germany/Vermont) and their daughter,Allice,age 1. Also residing with them was a male schoolteacher, I.E. Thraugher,age 22,b.Michigan(Par: Pennyslvania)
Marriage 1 Anne H. ASHENFELTER b: May,1854 in Illinois
daughter of Josiah ASHENFELTER and Margaret M. WICKS.
Married: in Falls City,Nebraska
Albert H. LICHTY b: 1875 in Nebraska
Lilla A. LICHTY b: 1876 in Nebraska
Frank S. LICHTY b: 1878 in Nebraska
Josiah ASHENFELTER was born Dec 16,1816 in Montgomery Co,Penn, and died Nov 15,1898 in Turner,Oregon. He was buried Shipp Cementary in SE Salem,Oregon.Spouse Margaret M. WICKS was born Dec 20,1820 in Huntington Co,Penn, and died Nov 6,1898 in Turner,Oregon. She was buried Stipp Cemetary in Macleay area of SE Salem,Oregon. She was the daughter of Christian WICKS and Mary Magdalena FREES.
Children of Anne H. Ashenfelter and John Lichty are: i. Albert Henry Lichty was born 11 AUG 1874 in NE, and died 23 DEC 1967 in Harris Co., TX. He married Elizabeth G. Unknown ABT 1894 in <NE>. She was born ABT 1878 in KS. He married Ruth Murray ABT 1925 in <VA>. She was born ABT 1894 in GA, and died 12 MAY 1969 in Harris Co., TX.
ii. Lilla A. Lichty was born ABT 1876 in NE.
iii. Frank S. Lichty was born JAN 1878 in NE. He married Edna Bernice Unknown ABT 1900 in <NE>. She was born JUL 1876 in NE.
iv. Esta M. Lichty was born JUL 1896 in NE.
Christian WICKS was born Jan 22,1795 in Berks Co,Pa, and died April 10,1840 in Madisonville,Ohio.Spouse: Mary Magdalena FREES was born Jan 1,1797.
John C. LICHTY was born 30 Sep 1798 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 May 1879 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of Christian LICHTY and Mary MILLER.
Elizabeth FIKE was born 17 Jun 1802 in Meyersdale, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 16 Sep 1870 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. She was buried 19 Sep 1870 in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 6. Christian FIKE and 7. Christina LIVENGOOD.
Children of Elizabeth FIKE and John C. LICHTY are:
i. Solomon LICHTY was born 30 Dec 1821 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died BEF 1879.He married Mary Meyers
ii. Michael LICHTY was born 10 Nov 1823 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
iii. Jonas LICHTY was born ABT 1824 in Pennsylvania.
iv. Nancy LICHTY was born 28 May 1826 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
v. Samuel J. LICHTY was born 8 Aug 1828 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 7 Feb 1907 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He married Catherine MILLER.
vi. Susan LICHTY was born 18 Dec 1829 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1904 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. She married John W BEACHY, son of Peter A. BEACHY and Anna LIVENGOOD. He was born 1826 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 11 Jun 1890 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
vii. Sally LICHTY was born 18 Dec 1829 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
viii. Jonas LICHTY was born 25 Sep 1830 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 21 Nov 1893 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa.
ix. Janas LICHTY was born 25 Sep 1830 in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
x. David LICHTY was born 26 Apr 1832 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died Sep 1912 in Elk Lick, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth KEIM 29 Jan 1860 in Elk Lick, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of Nicholas KEIM and Susannah LIVENGOOD. She was born 13 Apr 1838 in Dover, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, and died May 1915 in Elk Lick, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
xi. Mary LICHTY was born 16 Aug 1833 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 28 Dec 1914 in Milledgeville, Carroll Co., Illinois.
xii. Elizabeth LICHTY was born 17 Oct 1835 in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 13 Dec 1920 in Deep Spring Farm, Berlin, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. She married Daniel BEACHY, son of Peter A. BEACHY and Anna LIVENGOOD. He was born 20 Sep 1832 in Salisbury, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, and died 21 Mar 1874 in Summit Mills, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
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