Source: North Manchester Journal, April 3, 1913


Early Sunday morning Harvey Ruse, one of the oldest of the pioneers of this locality, passed away at the home of his son, Andrew Ruse. For more than seventy-five years he had lived in this locality, and had witnessed civilization make wonderful changes here. For some time he had been in poor health, and his death was expected. A little more than a week ago it became necessary to remove him from the home of his son on account of the building being flooded by the raise from Eel river, and this may have hastened his death a little, though possibly not. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Pleasant Grove church, conducted by Rev. J. W. Yantis, and he was laid to rest in the cemetery there.

Harvey Ruse was born in Preble county, Ohio, September 12, 1833. With his parents he came to Wabash county in 1838, and this has since been his home. January 29, 1856, he was married to Anne Parret. Nine children were born to them, five with the mother having passed away. The living are Andrew, George, and Sherman Ruse, and Mrs. Eva Kyler. He and his wife united with the Christian church at Pleasant Grove in 1859, and lived faithful members to the last. Besides his children he leaves a sister and eight grand children.