|BENJAMIN CRUISE, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 26; P.O. Clarence; born in Ohio in 1837, and came to Kendall Co., Ill., and in 1842 came to Jones Co., Iowa, and entered 160 acres, and now own 200 acres, on which he has made all the improvements. In politics, Democrat; in religion, liberal. His wife, Eliza Shaft, was born in Ohio in 1847; they were married in Cedar Co, in 1869, and have four children—Freddie, Charlie, Benjamin and Frankie.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 639.
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