Biography of Mathias D. Bruce
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bruce, Mathias D., was born in the town of Hector, April 29, 1816. He was educated in the district schools, and after leaving school he began farming. At the age of twenty nine he married Martha Van Vlack, daughter of Jacob Van Vlack, of Enfield, by whom he has had four children. In 1847 he moved to the town of Danby and bought the farm known as the Moses Barpo farm of fifty six acres, to which he afterwards added about 100 acres. He is a Republican in politics, having been assessor for some years. He takes an intelligent interest in educational and religious matters. Our subject is a leading man. of the town, being connected with all the local enterprises of the locality. He has served as director in the Danby Mutual Fire Insurance Co. for thirty three years, and is known as a practical and successful farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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