A biography of Ole B. Hoven, Antelope, MT, is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, page 806.
Ole B. Hoven was born, 7 Jan 1882, son of Borre and Anna (Wange) Hoven.In 1883, his parents brought him to Norman county, MN, where they took up a homestead at Ada.They had seven sons and six daughters.
Ole was educated in the country schools of Norman County, MN.After leaving home, he spent four years at Tolna, ND, as manager of the Farmers Elevator Company. He was also agent for the sale of large farm machinery. In Mar 1911, he moved to Montana, shipping two carloads of machinery and horses directly from North Dakota. He used the tractor to break up 800 acres of soil and eventually became an owner of 160 acres a half mile from Antelope, MT, and another quarter section near Coalridge, MT. In the fall of 1913, Ole and his brother, Alfred, bought the Antelope Grain Company, including an elevator.In the spring of 1914, as part of the Hoven Grain Business, an oil station was also established. Ole Hoven was the second mayor of Antelope.
On 12 Aug 1908, Lakota, ND, Ole married Miss Ellnora Andersen, born in Minneapolis but grew up in Nelson County, ND.Hoven children: Vernon, Gordon.
Ole B. Hoven died 6 Apr 1946, age 64, Sheridan Co., MT Eleanora Hoven died Apr 1972, age 86, Plentywood, Sheridan, MT