The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 695, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"HENRY BRUCE was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1812, one of eight children of STEPHEN and ELIZABETH BRUCE, natives of the same State, and of Scotch and German extraction. The family came to Fulton County, this State, in the fall of 1836, and were the first white settlers of Union Township. HENRY BRUCE, reared a farmer, was married in January, 1833, to CATHARINE RARAICH, of Union County, Pennsylvania. She died in 1834, leaving one son - JOHN. In January, 1835, MR. BRUCE married CATHARINE MILLER, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She was born in 1817, and became the mother of ten children, of whom six are now living - GEORGE, FRANCES M., BENIVAL, FIANA, ABBIE and EMELINE. MR. BRUCE resided in Fulton County but a short time, and then went to CARROLL COUNTY, where he engaged in hauling lumber; two and a half years later, he came to this township, moved into the Indian trading house, and lived there six years. He ran a breaking-team through the summer season, and hunted in winter for ten consecutive years. In breaking, he used from seven to eleven yoke of oxen, hitched to a 30-inch plow, and received $1.50 to $3.00 per acre, breaking from two to three and thre-quarter acres per day. He was a wonderful fisherman, and has caught pike weighing as high as twenty-four and three-quarter pounds. He entered his first land in 1843, and now owns in one body 555 acres, which he occupies as his home farm, besides 115 acres of timber land in Fulton County, and is now worth upward of $23,000."