Birth: Feb. 15, 1865 Monee Will County Illinois, USA Death: Nov. 27, 1930 Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA
Daughter of Henry Claussen and Mary Koble Claussen both born in Germany. Emigrated in 1855 to Illinois. There name was also spelled Claussen, and Classen. I was so excited to find Emma in the 1870 Census for Illinois, so now after 25 yrs. of searching I know who her parents and siblings were. Emma was my Maternal Great Grandmother.
The 1870 Census for Illinois shows: name: Emma Classen estimated birth year: 1865 gender: Female age in 1870: 5y color : White birthplace: Illinois home in 1870: Illinois, United States Household Gender Age Birthplace Henry Classen M 43y Germany Maria Classen F 43y Germany August Classen M 13y Illinois Frederick Classen M 11y Illinois Mina Classen F 9y Illinois Caroline Classen F 7y Illinois Emma Classen F 5y Illinois Louisa Classen F 1y Illinois Source Citation “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6WY-NN3 : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Emma Classen in household of Henry Classen, Illinois, United States; citing p. 4, family 26, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 545791.
Emma was the sister of: August, Frederick, Minnie, Caroline “Carrie”, and Louisa Clausenn. Emma Elsie (Clausenn) Palen, beloved first wife of Frank Joseph Palen, married in 1885 in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.
Mother of Phylis Adele Eugenia (Palen) Linderman, my Maternal Grandmother. I never knew my Great Grandmother, Emma because she died before I was born.
My Mother is Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, and she told me that Emma was Lutheran, but Frank was Catholic. And…that poor Emma had to attend her church alone, because she had promised to raise their children as Catholic.
My Grandmother wasn’t allowed to attend church with her Mother, and was forced to attend Catholic schools until she was in High School. Phylis changed spelling of her name to Phyllis, and then she begged her Father to allow her to go to Public High School. He never forgave himself for it, because she married a Lutheran not a Catholic.
Through research, thanks to LeRoy Amacher, I found out that Frank and Emma were both buried in the Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa, beside each other. Emma was a good, loving, and kind woman. She was a homemaker.
Emma and Frank had four children Leo, Phylis, Hedwig, and Flossie Palen. Hedwig and Flossie died very young. They have many, many descendants. They would be proud.
One of their daughters, my Grandmother, Phylis Adele (Palen) Linderman, and Harry William “Billy” Linderman, had four daughters: Yvonne (Burgess Levesque), Yvarra “Billie” (Jackson), Jean Marie(Frederick Mancill), and Patricia Mae “Patsy” (Cooke), and no sons.
Family links: Parents: Henry Claussen (1827 – 1901) Maria Koble Claussen (1827 – 1903) Spouse: Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953) Children: Leo Frank Palen (1890 – 1971) Fleicitas M. Palen Strueber (1892 – 1920) Hedwig J Palen Genz (1898 – 1921) Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963) Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA
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Phylis Adele Eugenia Palen, c. 1922, Dubuque High School, Dubuque, Iowa.
Phylis (changed spelling to Phyllis) Adele Palen, daughter of Frank Joseph Palen & Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, in Caledonia, Minnesota, c. 1920. I found this photo behind another photo in an old frame of my Mother, Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill’s keepsakes of my Grandmother, in Jan. 2009.
Phyllis Eugenia “Phyl” Palen Linderman Birth: Mar. 31, 1904 Clearwater County Minnesota, USA Death: Dec. 27, 1963 Houston Harris County Texas, USA
Born Phylis “Phy” Eugenia (Palen) in Bemidji, Clearwater County, Minnesota to Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Clausen Palen.Raised as Catholic and attended St. Mary’s Catholic schools, until high school when she went to Dubuque High School. Americanized the spelling of her name Phylis to Phyllis. Daughter, Yvonne Phyllis and Granddaughter, Phyllis Jean Frederick were named after her.Palen ancestors emigrated from Luxembourg in 1855. Met Harry William Linderman at Dubuque High School. He was a Lutheran, not a Catholic.
Daughter of Frank Joseph Palen & Emma Elsie Clausen Palen.
Pianist, Artist, Homemaker, and Singer.
Wife of Harry “Billy” William Linderman. Co-Owned “Linbar, Inc.” in Houston, Harris county, Texas. Resided at 4002 Arnold St., Houston, Texas 77005, in West University Place, from 1943-1963.
My Grandmother and Grandfather were members of the First United Methodist Church-Downtown, at 1320 Main Street, Houston, Texas, up until 1963.
CO-Owned Saturday’s Tavern, in Gayhill, Texas during the 1950’s. They spent many a weekend there.
Died of Hodgkin’s Disease in December 1963. Harry & Phyl were quite the host and hostess. They had many friends and family.
Phyl was the Mother of four girls, Yvonne Phyllis, Yvarra “Billie” Irene, Jean Marie and Patricia Mae “Patsy” Linderman.
Phylis & Harry loved to travel, and attended the Republican Conventions. They were both Republicans. Grandpa Harry Linderman was the 1954 Harris County Republican Chairman in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He was one of the Republican Delegates to the Republican Convention in San Francisco, California, 1954-1956, from Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Her family was so broken up by her death, that they couldn’t force themselves to visit her gravesite.
There is no headstone for Grandma Linderman. She is buried underneath an old, Oak tree and beside a Doctor.
PHYLLIS EUGENIA PALEN WAS RAISED AS CATHOLIC. HER PARENTS SENT HER TO PRIVATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL UNTIL SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE BEGGED HER FATHER TO LET HER GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOL. SHE WENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND MET, AND FELL IN LOVE WITH, THEN ELOPED WITH HARRY WILLIAM LINDERMAN, A PROTESTANT. MUCH TO HER FATHER’S DISMAY, BECAUSE HARRY WAS LUTHERAN NOT CATHOLIC. PHYL’S FATHER NEVER FORGAVE HIMSELF FOR ALLOWING HER TO GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PHYL AND HARRY MOVED AROUND A LOT, BECAUSE HARRY WAS A SALESMAN. I KNOW THAT THEY LIVED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, DUBUQUE, IOWA, AND INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. PHYL WOULD FIX UP AND SELL THEIR HOME FOR A PROFIT,AND THEY WOULD BUY ANOTHER HOME IN WHATEVER TOWN THEY MOVED TO. GRANDMA PHYL WAS AN ARTIST, PIANIST, HOMEMAKER, MOTHER AND SOMETIMES EVEN FATHER. HARRY WAS ON THE ROAD A LOT. HE WAS A SALESMAN. PHYL WAS A VERY CREATIVE, INTELLIGENT WOMAN. SHE LOVED HER FLOWERS, ANTIQUES, ART, AND MUSIC. PHYL ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HER WEIGHT. SHE AND HARRY LOVED TO DINE, DRINK, AND DANCE. THEY COLLECTED ANTIQUES. THEY HAD VERY EXPENSIVE TASTES. PHYL AND HARRY’S HOME TOGETHER WAS AT 4002 ARNOLD STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. THEY LIVED TOGETHER AS MAN & WIFE UNTIL PHYL DIED OF HODGEKIN’S DISEASE IN 1963. SHE WAS BURIED AT THE FOREST PARK- LAWNDALE CEMETERY, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS. THERE IS NO HEADSTONE FOR HER GRAVE. SHE LOVED YELLOW DAISIES, AND THAT WAS THE LAST PICTURE SHE EVER PAINTED BEFORE SHE DIED IN 1963. NEITHER HARRY OR THE DAUGHTERS COULD BRING THEMSELVES TO VISIT THE GRAVESITE, THEY SAID THAT THEY CHOSE TO REMEMBER HER WHEN SHE WAS ALIVE. source: Sally Ann Frederick Fallin Brown Tudor
Family links: Parents: Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953) Emma Elsie Claussen Palen (1865 – 1930)
Spouse: Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
Children: Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque (1924 – 2010) Yvarra Irene Linderman Jackson (1925 – 1985) Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 – 2012) Patricia Mae Linderman Cooke (1929 – 2000)
Note: No headstone or marker. Buried in front of Oak Tree. Buried between Dr. John H. Eganhouse and William J. Turner. Section Lone View 23, Plot 511, Burial no. 52138. Grave no. 4.
Burial: Forest Park Cemetery Houston Harris County Texas, USA Plot: 511
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Harry William Linderman & Phyllis Eugenia Palen wedding licence, Clayton County, Iowa, 27 Feb. 1923
Joseph & Anna were married April 04, 1820 in Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR and had 15 children, 5 of whom died in infancy — among them twins.
Old house still there in May 1998 A headstone type cross showing the following readable data:
1st line ‘hier’
2nd line ‘ruhet’
3rd line ‘Anna-Catharina Pletschette,’
4th line ‘Ehegattin des Joseph Palen,’
5th line ‘gestorben den 17.Marz 1855,’
6th line ‘im Alter’
7th line ‘von’
8th line ’54 Jahren’ Meaning in English: ‘at this place rests Anna-Catharina Pletschette
Wife of Joseph Palen
Deceased on March 17, 1855 at age of 54 years.
The cross is on catholic church (St. Servatius) property close to the wall, but many years ago a new cemetery was built outside the village & some of the old crosses were put close to the wall of the church.
The church is about 100 feet across the road from the old ‘PALEN House’. Address on 5/20/1998 ‘Mrs Bode-Koeune Georgette 25, Rue Mgr Fallize L-9655 HARLANGE
7 Marie ? Palen *January 28, 1821 +October 8, 1897
7 Dominique ? Palen *August 15, 1822 +Abt. 1896
7 Marie-Josephine Palen *May 12, 1824 +Unknown
7 Joseph ? Palen *Abt. 1826 +Abt. 1875
7 Nicholas Gregoire Palen *May 8, 1828 +November 13, 1902
7 Marie Francois Christine Palen *April 9, 1830 +Unknown
7 Pierre Joseph Palen *Abt. 1832 +Abt. 1892
7 Anne Marie Francois Palen *October 12, 1836 +Unknown
7 Marie Josephine Palen *October 20, 1838 +Unknown
7 Leopold Frank Palen *February 4, 1839 +November 2, 1909
oo Mary ? Haupert *April 11, 1844 +1937
8 Frank Joseph Palen *December 6, 1864 +December 1953
10 Stephen Roy Palen-Pletschette *June 22, 1937 +Alive
oo (Dorothy) Jean McGowan *December 2, 1944 +Alive
11 Patrick Louis Palen *March 17, 1967 +Alive
11 Daniel Stephen Palen *February 15, 1968 +Alive
11 Douglas William Palen *February 16, 1970 +Alive
oo Sonja Wagner *February 8, 1968 +Alive
12 Joshua Stephen Palen *November 17, 1994 +Alive
10 Michael Thomas Palen *January 28, 1941 +Alive
Below is 2nd wife of Nicolas F Palen #8 above.
oo Bertha F Deitelhof *May 9, 1897 +Sep 09, 1973
9 Charles F Palen *Jan 3, 1928 +Dec 26, 1972
8 Johanna ? Palen *Abt. 1875 +Abt. 1932
8 Emil ? Palen *1881 +Unknown
8 Joseph F Palen *1888 +1952
8 Josephine ? Palen *Unknown +Unknown
8 Lucy ? Palen *Unknown +Unknown
7 Marguerite ? Palen *Abt. 1840 +Unknown
6 Anne Marie Palen *Abt. 1783 +Unknown
6 Catherine ? Palen *Abt. 1788 +Unknown
6 Nicolas(rev) ? Palen *Abt. 1795 +Abt. 1864
Palen Family Homestead
This is the PALEN Homestead that was bombed in WWII, but was restored. The woman in the foreground is the Grand Duchess Charlotte. This is directly across the road from St. Servatius Catholic Church in Harlange. Stephen Roy Palen-Pletschette June 25, 2000
She died on 17 March 1855 in HAREL, HARLINGEN, HARLANGE, LAC DE LA HAUTE-SURE, LUXEMBOURG. She was buried in the St. Servatius Catholic Cemetery, in Harlange, Luxembourg. Joe died in January 1864 in HAREL, HARLINGEN, HARLANGE, LAC DE LA HAUTE-SURE, LUXEMBOURG. They are buried in the same cemetery across the street from their home.
They resided at 25 RUE MGR FALLIZE, L-965, HAREL, HARLINGEN, HARLANGE, LAC DE LA HAUTE-SURE, LUXEMBOURG from 1820 to 1855, when Anne Marie died.
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1801 Canton de Wiltz Diekirch, Luxembourg Death: Mar. 17, 1855 Harlange Diekirch, Luxembourg
Her Father was Jean-Pierre Pletschette and Anna Maria (Asselborn) Pletschette from Nengsen, Neunhausen, Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg.Married: Josef Palen Sr. on 4 April 1820 in Bachlieden, Diekirch, Luxembourg.Children: Maria, Dominque (Dominick), Marie-Josephine, Joseph Jr., Nicholas Gregorie, Marie-Francois Christine, Pierre-Joseph, Anne-Marie Francois, Marie-Josephine, Leopold Frank, Marguerite, Julien, and Christine Palen.Anne & Joseph Palen had fifteen (15) children, five (5) of whom died in infancy, among them twins. The old Palen homeplace is about 100 feet across the street from the Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery. Saint Servatius  (Dutch: Sint Servaas; French: Saint Servais) (died in Maastricht, traditionally in 384) was bishop of Tongeren —Latin: Atuatuca Tungrorum the capital of the Tungri— and is revered as a Roman Catholic saint. Servatius is patron saint of the city of Maastricht, Schijndel and Grimbergen, and is venerated on May 13. He is one of the Ice Saints.~~~Wikipedia http://www.pletschette.net/PalenFamily.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pletschette/index.htm
Family links: Spouse: Josef Palen (1778 – 1864)
Children: Mary Palen Schrup (1827 – 1887) Nickolaus Gregorie Palen (1828 – 1902) Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)
Inscription: At this place rests Anna-Catherina (Pletschette) Palen, the Wife of Josef Palen, Sr. Deceased on 17 March 1855 at the age of 54 years.
Note: Buried beside each other.
Burial: Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery Harlange Diekirch, Luxembourg
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1927 Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA Death: Mar. 9, 2012 Rosharon Brazoria County Texas, USA
Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, daughter of Phyllis “Phyl” (Palen) Linderman and Harry William Linderman. Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivarra (Lund)Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa. First huband LeRoy Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. the Frederick homestead was at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas 77029. Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick. Mother was a very loving and creative woman. She taught me how to sew at 16, she made us a braided rug(I still have today), she knitted, crocheted, needlepointed, and quilted. Second husband Louis “Honey Lou” Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. Our Mancill homestead was at 11039 Lafferty Oaks St, Houston, Texas. My Mother and Dad made our house a home. We celebrated many a birthday, and all holidays at this home, at 11039 Lafferty Oaks St., in Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill. She was the life of the party. She lived, she laughed and she loved. Lou called her his “satan pussycat”, and the “princess and the pea”. She was spoiled by my Dad. They spoiled each other. They were each other’s best friend. They were deeply in love. Mother passed away at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last six years of her life. Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. We got to be even closer than ever. She was blessed with a good life, and a good family. She really was always there with all of us six children, up until the last week of her life. She fell on Monday, and we think she had a mini stroke, she never was able to speak clearly after that. She passed away on Friday afternoon, in her sleep. Mother left us just like she wanted to. She had dignity and respect from all who knew her. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was a very giving person, and always was there for her six children. Our family was a very loving, close-knit family. Burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, where Aunt Yvonne Linderman (Levesque), Uncle Kenneth Jackson, and Aunt Yvarra “Billie” Linderman (Jackson) are buried. Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133.Family links: Parents: Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995) Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)Spouses: Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006) Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002)* Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery Somerville Burleson County Texas, USA Created by: TEXAS TUDORS Record added: Mar 10, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980
Mother’s family was a very musical one. Her father played the violin and organ, and her mother sang and played the piano. Jean was very creative too. Mother and her sister, Patsy both sang. They were all artists.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Großherzogtum Luxemburg in German, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg in French, or Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg in Luxembourgish) is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 179th in size of all the 194 independent countries of the world; the country is about 998 square miles (2,586 square kilometers) in size, and measures 51 miles (82 km) long and 35 miles (57 km) wide. To the east, Luxembourg borders the German Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, and, to the south, it borders the French région of Lorraine. The Grand Duchy borders the Belgian Walloon Region, in particular the latter’s provinces of Luxembourg and Liège, part of which comprises the German-speaking Community of Belgium, to the west and to the north respectively. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the…
Birth: Jan. 28, 1861
Death: May 18, 1911
Wife of John Peter Thimmesch. Married on 13 Feb. 1884 in Houston County, Minnesota.
Mother of Charles J, Jennie, Clara, Johanna, and George Peter Thimmesch.
According to Minnesota death records her birth date was Jan. 1861 not 1862, like her headstone shows.
Name Anna Catharina Thimmesch Maiden Name Palen Event Type Burial Event Date 1911 Event Place Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States of America Photograph Included N Birth Date Jan 1861 Death Date 18 May 1911 Affiliate Record Identifier 147919067 Cemetery Calvary Cemetery CITING THIS RECORD “Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1L-GQTQ : accessed 6 February 2016), Anna Catharina Thimmesch, 1911; Burial, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States of America, Calvary Cemetery; citing record ID 147919067, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
Oct. 14, 1916 Minneapolis Hennepin County Minnesota, USA
Nov. 20, 2002 Hinsdale DuPage County Illinois, USA
Father Bob was a Catholic Priest, the son of Leopold Palen & Besse Leone (Koch) Palen. After graduating from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, he took his theology training in Innsbruck, Austria and Sion, Switzerland.Because of World War II, he completed his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C.He was ordained June 7, 1941, at St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa by Archbishop Francis J. Beckman.Father Bob served as an Associate Pastor at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Dubuque, Iowa from 1941 to 1948.Father Robert “Bob” Leon Palen organized the building of the church and rectory at the Maquoketa Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1970’s. Diagnosed with Leukemia in 1979. Retired from the priesthood in July 1982. Father Bob resided at 1117 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60302. He continued to give mass to his faithful followers, up until he became too ill to perform his duties. Father Bob resided in Oak Park and, subsequently, Oakbrook Terrace, up until he passed away on November 20, 2002.Surviving are a brother, William “Billy” Edward Palen, of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois.