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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Christian Yungen ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Yungen, Christian
BORN: 23 Nov 1873 DIED: 1 Jan 1957 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Frutigen, Switzerland
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

IMMIGRATION – Passengers on ship Westernland from Antwerp, Belgium, arriving in New York 3 Apr 1889: Jungen family of Switzerland: Christian (43y, occupation farmer), Elizab. (45y), Christ (15y), Elisa. (11y), Rosina (11y), Carolina (7y) and Abraham (7y)

MARRIAGE – Christian Yungen (of Hillsboro, Oregon; b 23 Nov 1873, Frutigen, Switz, son of Christian Yungen & Susan Louber) and Margaret Hofer (of VanBuren twp, Hancock co, Ohio; b 1 July 1888, Putnam co, Ohio, daughter of Fred Hofer & Anna Iniger) md 7 Oct 1910, Hancock co, Ohio

1920 OR CENSUS – Chris Yungen (46y, b Switz, immigrated 1889, naturalized 1901, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Margaret (31y, b Ohio) and 3 sons, Robert (8y, b Oregon), Carl (7y, b Oregon) and Arthur (5m, b Oregon)

1930 OR CENSUS – Christian Yungen (55y, b Switzerland, immigrated 1889, naturalized, married at age 36y, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Margaret (42y, b Ohio, married at age 22y) and 3 sons, Robert F. (18y, b Oregon), Carl A. (17y, b Oregon) and Arthur R. (10y, b Oregon)

1940 OR CENSUS – Christian Yungen (65y, b Switzerland, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Margaret (61y, b Ohio) and son Arthur (20y, b Oregon); family was living in same house in 1935; also with family were two hired men


OSBH DC (Marion County 1957) #479 - Christian Yungen, male, farmer, widowed, b. 23 Nov 1873 in Switzerland, d. 1 Jan 1957 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 83 years, 37 year resident, name of father Christian Yungen, interment Zena; informant Robert F. Yungen, son.


Christian Yungen
Late resident of Route 1, Box 452, Salem, in a local nursing home, January 1, at the age of 83. Survived by three sons, Robert F.; Carl A, and Arthur R. Yungen, all of Salem; brother Abraham Yungen, Hillsboro; sister, Mrs. Carrie Richen, Portland. Member of the Bethany Bible Church. Services will be Friday, January 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Howell-Edwards Chapel.
Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon) January 2, 1957

Rites Set Friday for C. Yungen Of Spring Valley
SPRING VALLEY, Jan. 2-Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Salem for Christian Yungen, a longtime resident of the Spring Valley and Lincoln communities who died Tuesday at the age of 83.
Yungen moved his wife and three sons to a farm in Spring Valley in 1919 where they engaged in dairying and general farming until 1945 when he retired and moved to a smaller place at Lincoln.
The deceased was a charter member of the Dairy Co-op and the Spring Valley chapter of the Farmers Union. He had served on the Spring Valley School Board and was active in other community affairs. He was also a member of Bethany Bible Church and was on the church consistory board for many years.
Yungen was born in Switzerland Nov. 23, 1873 and came with his parents, brother and sisters to Portland on Easter Sunday 1888. He was married Oct. 7, 1910 to Margaret Hofer and the couple resided several years in Portland, later moving to Amity where he was engaged in dairying.
Survivors include three sons, Robert F. Yungen, Carl A. Yungen and Arthur Yungen, all of Salem.
The Rev. C. W. H. Sauerwein will officiate at final rites in the Howell-Edwards Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Zena Cemetery.
Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon) January 3, 1957


1873 - 1957


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OSBH DC (Marion County 1957) #479 

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1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley ED 365, sheet 1A)

1930 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 4, sheet 4A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 27-42, sheet 3A)

OS 2 Jan. 1957 & 3 Jan. 1957

ROW: VI 12 A3  

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