From the "History of Huntington County, 1914"
Moses A. Ruse
The name of Ruse has for many years been closely connected with the agricultural history of Huntington county, a number of individuals of the name having been successful farmers of this section. Prominent among them, one who is proving himself a worthy representative of the family is Moses A. Ruse, who is the owner of eighty acres of good land in Salamonie township. Like many of the successful farmers of this part of Indiana, Mr. Ruse has spent most of his life on the farm which he now occupies, and is therefore familiar with its every detail, as well as with climatic and soil conditions of this region. With this knowledge, in his work he has combined a spirit of progressiveness and industry, and thus has won his way to a well-merited success.
Mr. Ruse was born February 9, 1863, in Rock Creek township, Huntington county, Indiana, and is a son of William and Hester A. (Sutton) Ruse. His father, a native of Ohio, was brought to this county as a child of four years by his parents, grew up a farmer, and continued to till the soil throughout his life. He was successful in his operations, and at the time of his demise was accounted a substantial man and left his family in comfortable circumstances. With the exception of five years in Marion, he passed his entire life in Salamonie township. Hester A. Sutton was born and reared in Jay county, Indiana, and came to Huntington county in young womanhood, where she met and married Mr. Ruse. She still survives him and is now a resident of Warren. They were the parents of seven children, of whom five are living at this time: Moses A., of this review; Hannah, who is the wife of F. F. Sparks; Luella, who is the wife of Milo Hoag; Lizzie, who is the wife of John Brubaker; and Amos L., who is a resident of North Dakota.
Moses A. Ruse obtained his education in the public schools of Salamonie township and grew up on his father's farm, being reared to traits of honesty and industry and early learning the value of hard labor. He grew up amid agricultural surroundings, and it was but natural that he should adopt farming as his life work, a decision arrived upon when he reached his majority. Since that time he has been successful in his operations, being the owner of eighty acres of his father's old farm, valuable land, located three miles north and one-half mile west of Warren, and twelve miles west of Bluffton, Indiana. From time to time he makes improvements on his property, adding to his buildings, his equipment and his stock, and recently has added to the value of his property by the erection of a handsome modern residence, or rather by the remodeling of his former home. This has been changed completely, inside and out, and now includes ten rooms, with modern bath, and is surrounded by 120 feet of cement veranda, and covered with galvanized shingles. As a business man Mr. Ruse has shown himself faithful to every engagement and honorable in every transaction, and as a citizen he is ever ready to assist his fellow citizens in forwarding all movements making for the advancement of religion, education and morality. His political support is given to the candidates and policies of the democratic party.
On October 12, 1882, Mr. Ruse was united in marriage with Sarah A. Sparks of Rock Creek township, daughter of Isaac and Cynthia (Roberts) Sparks. Three children have been born to this union, namely, Mamie L., who is the wife of Orville Burgess, of Rock Creek topic Miss Ruth E., who is single and resides with her parents; and Willard J. B., a graduate of the graded schools and now a student in the Warren high school.