Sara Christina Gunnerson

b. Aug 31, 1858, d. Nov 11, 1942
FatherMagnus Gunnerson b. Apr 4, 1812, d. Feb 8, 1896
MotherMaria Jonasdaughter b. Apr 8, 1821, d. Nov 30, 1893
     Sara was born in Princeton, Cook Co, IL, on Aug 31, 1858.1,2,3,4
     Sara Christina Gunnerson was listed as a resident in Magnus Gunnerson's household in the census report in Liberty Township, Saline Co, KS, on Mar 1, 1875.5
     She married Thomas O. Moreen in Assaria, Saline Co, KS, on Feb 1, 1882.3
     Sara Christina Moreen and Thomas O. Moreen appeared on the census of 1885 in Smoky View Township, Saline Co, KS; Thomas was listed as a carpenter.6
     Sara Christina Gunnerson married Olaf Mattson on Jan 5, 1899 in Saline Co, KS.7
Sara and Olaf Mattson and Family
Photo courtesy of Connie Fulkerson

     Sara Christina Gunnerson was left a widow by Olaf Mattson's death in 1924.7
Reuben, Helen, Sara, Mary, Ruth, Alice, Bernice, Dolores, Ethel
Photo courtesy Sharon Parker

Back row: x, x, x, x, x, x, x, Mary Youngberg, x, Elfreda Burt, x, x, x

Middle(ish) row: x, Sara Moreen, x, Francis Neel, Alice Neel (dotted collar), X, X, Dolores Neel, Audrey Neel (plaid dress), Mervin Hays, x, Ruth Hays (white dress) , X

Front: Phyllis Neel, Mary Lou Youngberg, Carl Youngberg, Robert Youngberg, X, X, Dale Burch?, X

Sara Moreen

Sara Moreen -- Unknown Man -- Mary Youngberg
Could the man be a Gunnerson brother, possibly Adolf?

     Sara died on Nov 11, 1942 in Salina, Saline Co, KS, at age 84.9,7 She was buried in Nov, 1942 at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, in Salina, Saline Co, in KS.7

Family 1

Thomas O. Moreen b. March 14, 1857, d. circa July, 1907

Family 2

Olaf Mattson


  1. [S8] 1875 Kansas Census, unknown cd2, Kansas, Saline County.
  2. [S90] Gunnerson Family Bible.
  3. [S401] Moreen Family Bible.
  4. [S568] 1885 Kansas State Population Census, Saline County, KSHS Reel 122, T. O. Morine household.
  5. [S8] 1875 Kansas Census, Kansas, Saline County, Liberty Township, page 10, line 23, Kansas, Saline County.
  6. [S568] 1885 Kansas State Population Census, Saline County, KSHS Reel 122, T. O. Morine household.
  7. [S2280] Carol Fulkerson, "Langel-Strickler-Hays-Youngberg Genealogy - Sara Christina Gunnerson," e-mail to Julia Langel, January 2, 2012, Langel-Strickler-Hays-Youngberg Genealogy - Sara Christina Gunnerson.
  8. [S2280] Carol Fulkerson, "Connie Fulkerson," e-mail to Julia Langel, January 3, 2012, Connie Fulkerson.
  9. [S472] Salina Journal, v 79, n117, May 16, 1949, page 12, column 5, page 12, column 5.
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