Jonathan Dille, a farmer of Dallas Township, is a native of Grant County, where he was born September 13, 1842, being the next eldest in a family of ten children born to Ichabod and Rachel (Smith) Dille, who were both natives of Ohio. They came to and settled in Grant County about 1831. About 1852 the family removed to Huntington County, settling on the farm where our subject now lives. They have ever since continued residents of the county. Jonathan was reared on the farm, remaining at home and assisting his parents until he attained his majority, receiving what was for those days termed a common school education. January, 1865, he enlisted in aid of his country, and was mustered in Company B, One Hundred and Fifty-Third Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged the following September. January 16, 1868, his marriage with Harriet E. Scott was solemnized, and to their union seven children have been born, of whom these five are now living: Charles, Nellie, Susie, Edith and Arthur. Mr. Dille has always made farming his occupation, and he has been very successful. He now owns seventy acres of well improved land. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity. In politics he is a Republican, and is now the incumbent of the Assessor’s office for Dallas Township, and he always manifests a good, live interest, and is an active worker for the success of his party.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Dallas Township, p. 621.