Jonathan was born November 19, 1841 in Berford, Ontario, Canada. Jonathan was a hard worker. He lumbered, farmed and served his country as a soldier in the Civil War, he enlisted in the First Michigan Light Artillery and served as a wagon master delivering munitions and supplies. He was captured by Confederate Troops and imprisoned at Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Jonathan along with several other Federal soldiers, escaped from Andersonville Prison. He was wounded, recaptured, and then sent to Libby Confederate Prison in Richmond, Virginia. At the close of the war, he was honorably discharged. He had a strong desire to know his God in the forgiveness of sins, Even during his last illness he gladdened the hearts of those who were nearby saying, "I was a great sinner, but Jesus saved me." He often expressed a desire to live nearer Him. He was a great sufferer and he has gone to his reward. Jonathan married Mary Ann Hollenbeck on October 9, 1865 in Lexington, Michigan. She was only 16 yrs of age. They were married 56 years. They moved to different places over the the 56 years of marriage. Children of Jonathan & Mary Ann Tice are: Saul 1868-1948, Ida 1871-1934, Oliver 1875-1953, Jesse 1877-1953, Edith 1880-1953, Henry 1883-1936, Jonathan 1886-1969, and John.
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