Reuben Yeisley, architect, contractor, and builder, was born in Pa. in 1836; located in Harrison County in 1858, settled at Little Sioux and worked at his trade; in 1862 was elected drainage commissioner, and in the fall of 1863, was elected recorder and treasurer of county, and at the expiration of the term, was employed by the railroad company buying rights of way and land for the company. In 1867 he engaged in mercantile business, at Magnolia, and sold out in 1870, and engaged in manufacturing woolen goods, and milling, near Woodbine; sold to Noyes and Adams in 1874, and engaged in his present business. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M. order. He was married in 1861, at Little Sioux to Effie Schoefield, and has one son and three daughters.