Bruce, Samuel a Lutheran minister, was first connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In his nineteenth year he began to exhort, and subsequently became a local preacher. In 1863 he was ordained as a Lutheran minister by the Franckean Synod, and for nearly twenty years he served the congregation at South Worcester, N.Y. During the last four years of his life he was additionally employed as pastor at Centre Valley and Leesville. He died at South Worcester, April 21, 1881. See Lutheran Observer, May 6, 1881.