|Posted By:||Gail Breitbard|
|Subject:||WALLEN of Oregon|
|Post Date:||July 04, 2002 at 18:55:36|
|Forum:||Wallen Family Genealogy Forum|
Need any info on any Wallen family from Oregon, especially from Multnomah and Clackamas counties. Family legend says the name was originally Wallenstein and the family shortened it to Wallen at the time of WWI when anti-German feeling was high. I found an Elmer R. Wallen, born in 1911 in Clackamas Co,died in 1965 in Portland, OR who had been born a Wallenstein. I am specifically trying to trace the family of Claud Wallen, born 1916, died 1989 but would like to add any Oregon Wallens to my records.