Nice, Henry (1822-1902)
Henry Nice, a prominent bishop in the Illinois Mennonite Conference, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on 17 April 1822. He married Levina Tyson in 1842. One of their eight children was Bishop John Nice of Morrison, Illinois. Henry Nice lived near Wadsworth, Ohio, from the mid 1850s to 1865. He was ordained to the ministry in the General Conference Mennonite Church here in 1853. In 1865 he moved to Sterling, Illinois, where he was ordained bishop in the Science Ridge (MC) congregation in 1868. In the same year he moved to Morrison, serving there as bishop and pastor until his death in 1902. He was one of the organizers of the Illinois Mennonite Conference in 1872, and its outstanding early leader.
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