Martin V. Cruse, 20 Apr 1935 Freeport Journal Standard Freeport, Illinois
BROOHEAD MAN CELEBRATES 94THJIRTHDAY FRIDAY Brodhead, Wls., April 20,—Martin V. Cruse, one of Brodhead's oldest residents, observed his 94th birthday birthday Friday, He makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Pflsterer, with whom he has lived since 1924. He Is a member of a five-generation group. In his family there are 12 children, 22 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren and four great great grandchlldoen, Mr. Cruse was born near Richmond, Richmond, Ky., April 19, 1841 On Dec, 5, I860, he was married to Liza Ann Todd, Waco, Ky. They resided near Waco until June, 1870, when they moved to Illinois, locating near Bloomlngton, Mr. Cruse purchased a farm In Logan county, near Lincoln, Lincoln, 111., In March J890. He continued continued to live there with his family until 1918 when his wife passed away.