Died: January 14, 1924, Saranac Lake
George W. Mussen joined a cavalry unit in the Civil War at age 14. A guide, he worked for 37 years for the Augusta Polhemus camp on Spitfire Lake. He died at age 76, at 246 Broadway in Saranac Lake, while playing cards.
Source: Charles Brumley, Guides of the Adirondacks: A History (Utica: North Country Books, 1994), 140.
Adirondack News, December 8, 1894
George Mussen of Saranac Lake was dangerously shot by the accidental discharge of his gun while hunting at Turtle Lake, Michagan, on November 25th. It appears that Mr. Mussen was standing on a log when he slipped and discharged his rifle, the ball passing into his body at or near the hip glancing upward and out. A Silver Dollar in his pocket was struck and badly twisted, beside being driven some distance into the wound. The injury although severe seems not necessarily fatal.
Malone Farmer, January 16, 1924
George W. Mussen, veteran guide of Saranac Lake dropped dead while playing cards at his home Monday evening. He was playing with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parker. After putting over a brilliant play Mr. Mussen leaned back and laughed heartily. His head then fell forward and rested on his knees. Everything was done for him but without avail. He died as he had lived happily and enjoying the companionship of family and friends. He was a fine man who had resided at Saranac Lake 53 years. He leaves a wife, four sons, and two daughters surviving. They are Mrs. Benjamin Woodruff, Mrs. Albert S. Davidson, Marshall and Wilbur Mussen of Saranac and Willis and Fremont Mussen of North Syracuse. Deceased was 76 years old.
Malone Farmer, December 5, 1917
MUSSEN-KENDALL— In Saranac Lake, November 26th by Rev. G. K. Newell, Mr. George Mussen and Mrs. Susan Kendall both of Saranac Lake.