George Henry Ruge 1856-1921
Born in Apalachicola, Florida, the son of Herman Ruge who was a native of Hanover, Germany.
George was married in 1884 to Elizabeth Pepperrell Porter who was the daughter of Richard Gibbs Porter and Mary Tibbits Salter.
Working with his brother , John, they established Florida's first successful commercial oyster packing company, and were early advocates of planting oyster shells near the beds to provide places for the spat to settle when spawning.
Full-figure/postcard - Rud Egle, Luzern-Engelberg