Foleen, Carl J, building contractor – Portland – born in Wieslanda, Kronobergs County on March 25, 1872. He moved to America in the spring of 1890 and worked for two years at the steel trust known as the National Tube Works in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1892 he moved to Illinois, where he worked on a farm during the summer, then as coachman in Chicago until the autumn of 1893. He then began learning the carpenter’s trade from an old Swedish carpenter named Andrew Westberg. He stayed with him for a year before he started working for the building contractor Clark, a job which lasted until May 1897. He then moved to Portland, Oregon. In Portland he started working for the building contractor E. J. Grähs until November 1898, when he took a job with O. R. & Nav. Co.’s repair shop located east of the river. He stayed there until June of 1909. In 1910, after working for Mr. Grähs again for a year, he, together with John Hedström, started taking jobs through their own construction company. The merchant Helmer’s new apartment building on 21 St. has been built by this company. Mr. Foleen owns a house at 564 Kerby St. He is a member of Linnea and Woodmen of the World. He married Anna Elisabeth Nyberg from Ångermanland in June 1898. She passed away on October 30, 1910, and is survived by two sons.