||May 10, 1869
||Gussenhoven was born in Steven's Point, Wisconsin
and later moved back to Holland with the family. He was sent to school
in Laramie, Wyoming. Once again, they moved to Holland and then back
to the states settling in New Jersey. Again he moved to Holland and then
settled in Minot, North Dakota. He finally came to Havre in 1891 where
he resided for the rest of his life.
||As a boy, Gussenhoven worked as a sheep herder.
In 1889, he became the bookkeeper at First National Bank in North Dakota.
He opened a general mercantile business in 1904. He engaged in various
other business enterprises such as: steam laundry, lumber, brick, coal,
and a sawmill. In 1912, he bought the Citizens National Bank of Havre.
He also owned and published the Hill County Beacon, the area's weekly newspaper.
||He completed his education in Holland. In 1893,
he was the leader of the movement for open drilled wells in Montana.
He created the first steam laundry in Havre. His coal mines outside
of Havre became of great importance to the community. He was a pioneer
of the natural gas development in Havre. He piped the city at his own personal
||He was born to Walter J. and Alyda Mary (Doormoolen)
Gussenhoven, natives of Holland. He was the third of ten children. He married
Susan Munger in 1893. They had ten children, of which half survive, two
died at infancy and three more later on.