Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Harley D. Rusler, a ranchman living at Vineland, in Pueblo county, was born on the St. Charles river, in the county which is still his home, his natal day being August 20, 1891. He is a son of W. D. and May (Cason) Rusler, who came to Colorado with their family about 1884, settling on the St. Charles river, where the father engaged in farming, becoming one of the well known and highly respected residents of his community. His agricultural interests were carefully and wisely conducted and his enterprise and persistency of purpose won him a fair measure of success. He passed away in 1915. Harley D. Rusler acquired a country school education and when not occupied with his textbooks assisted his father in the labors of the home farm. When his school days were over he concentrated his entire attention upon farm work and continued with his father until the latter passed away, after which he and his mother conducted the old homestead until 1917, when he began farming on his own account. He located on a thirty-three acre ranch on the Santa Fe trail adjoining the place of his brother, Burdett Rusler, and he is there engaged in raising hogs. He early realized the value of unwearied activity and enterprise in business affairs and these qualities are proving dominant elements in his steady progress. On the 20th of March, 1917, Mr. Rusler was married to Miss Nell O'Neal, of Vineland, and they now have a little daughter, Martha Jean, who is the joy of the household. Mr. Rusler has spent his entire life in Pueblo county, identified throughout with farming interests, and the careful direction of his activities is bringing him a substantial measure of success as the years pass by. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume II Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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