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 696, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DANIEL BRUCE, a native of Centre County, Pennsylvania, was born June 6, 1836, the eldest of the eleven children of ABRAHAM and SARAH A. (HOCH) BRUCE, both natives of Pennsylvania, and of Scotch-Irish and German descent. The family came to Fulton County, Indiana, in the fall of 1836, locating near what is now known as BRUCE's Lake. There they resided, enduring all the hardships of pioneer life for several years, when they came to Winamac, where the father worked as a blacksmith for five years, and then went to live on his 80-acre farm, which he had pre-empted in 1836. This he increased to 1,000 acres, 800 of which were in one body. After a long and useful life, he died August 21, 1874; his widow is still living on the homestead, aged sisty-six. DANIEL BRUCE, at the age of twenty-one, with a purse of $50, began life by working the home farm on shares. He was married in October, 1857, to MISS SARAH E., daughter of AARON and ELIZABETH HISER. She is a native of Fulton County; was born in 1839, and has borne her husband nine children, of whom five still live - NAOMI E. (wife of WILLIAM A. LIGHT), EMMA ALICE, JAMES O., MANOAH M. and CORA V. MR. BRUCE located on part of his present farm in 1861. August 11, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry; went into camp at South Bend, and was mustered in at Indianapolis, August 31. He was detailed as teamster; was mustered out at Washington, and discharged at Indianapolis, June 24, 1865. He then resumed his farming, and now owns 400 acres, and is worth at least $15,000. He is a Republican, and both he and wife are prominent members of the Evangelical Church."