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 752, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JACOB J. BRUCKER was born in Seneca County, Ohio, July 4, 1851, and is one of the family of children born to KASPAR and MARY (SLECHT) BRUCKER, viz., CELESTINE, JACOB JOHN, JOSEPH, ELIZABETH, SAPHEREY, SYLVESTER, GEORGE, ROSA, HELENA, CATHERINE, AMBROSE, ANNA, HENRY and WILLIAM (the last three deceased.) When JACOB J. was fourteen years of age, he came to this county with his father, and worked on the home farm, three miles west of Monterey, for about seven years, after which he went to Logansport and learned the carpenter's trade, working first for C. VURPILLAT and then for JAMES EAGLE. After four years, he went in business for himself, continuing about a year. In 1877, he came back to Pulaski County, and here he has worked at his trade ever since. He was married, January 28, 1879, to MARY SELZ, who has borne him one boy - KASPAR. MR. BRUCKER and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and reside in a fine little frame dwelling in Monterey."