biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JEROME B. CRUZEN. Among the well-to- do business firms of Oskaloosa is that of Cruzen & Bacon, of which the subject of this notice is a member. He was born in Madison township, Mahaska Co., Iowa, Aug. 17, 1853, and is a son of Hamilton and Sarah (Coffin) Cruzen. Mr. Cruzen was educated in the common schools of his native county, came to Oskaloosa in 1875, and engaged as clerk for the grocery firm of Asher & Mattox. In 1879 Mr. Cruzen engaged in farming, and was thus occupied until 1884, dur- ing which year he returned to Oskaloosa and en- gaged in the business in which he is at present interested. Mr. Cruzen was united in marriage at Oskaloosa, May 3, 1876, with Miss Lucy, daughter of Henry Mattox. Mrs. Crusen was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, and has borne her husband two childrenÄ May and Harry. Religiously she is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Cruzen is a Republican, and socially he is a member of the I. O. O. F. By fair and honest dealing with their patrons the firm to which Mr. Cruzen belongs has established a good and constantly increasing trade, and is meet- ing with signal success.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy