Last updated: December 02, 2016
Direct Descendants of Wilhelm Palen Back row -- May, Lucy, Emil, Johanna, Henry (with moustache),
Josephine, Frances, Frank Joseph (with moustache).
Middle row -- Leopold Frank (with beard), Mary Haupert.
Front row -- Nicolas F., Joseph F., Anne. 1 Wilhelm ? Palen
oo Wife Of Wilhelm Not Known Palen *Unknown +Unknown
2 Johann ?? Palen *Abt. 1692 +Unknown
oo Catherine ? Welters *Unknown +Unknown
3 Goedden ? Palen *Unknown +Unknown oo
Catherine ? Palen *Aft. 1710 +Unknown
4 Peter ? Palen *Abt. 1727 +Unknown oo Elizabeth ? Franken *Abt. 1727 +Unknown
5 Johann ? Palen (aka. Jean) *1750 +1825 oo Margaret ? Braack *Unknown +Abt. 1776 m. Abt. 1777
Lived in Roodt, Des Ell, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg(was farmer)
Below is 2nd wife of Johann ? Palen #5 above. oo Marie ? Muller *Abt. 1760 +Aft. 1825
6 Dominic(rev) ? Palen *Abt. 1778 +Abt. 1858
6 Joseph ? Palen *1778 +January 1864 Born in Canton of Redange, Luxembourg, EUR oo Anna Catharina Pletschette
*6FEB1801 - +17MAR1855 (also known as Anne Marie Pletschette) Born Neunhausen, Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg
resided in Roodt, d'Ell, later at Harlange. Buried in Harlange(Harlingen).
Joseph & Anna were married April 04, 1820 in Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR
and had 15 children, 5 of whom died in infancy -- amoung 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 HARLANGE7 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
8 Anne ? Palen *1865 +1945 8 May ? Palen *1866 +1954
8 Frances ? Palen *1872 +1959 8 Henry ? Palen *1873 +1959
8 Nicolas F Palen *December 6, 1873 +Abt. 1952 oo Gertrude Antoinette Walser *Abt. 1875 +January 31, 1919
9 Vernon Walser Palen *November 21, 1902 +April 23, 1994 oo Bernice Gertrude Roy *December 10, 1904 +September 9, 1981
10 Patricia Ruth Palen *March 14, 1927 +September 16, 1992
10 Sue Ann Palen *August 13, 1930 +Alive
10 Mary Joan Palen *November 16, 1933 +Alive
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. Servetus Catholic Church in Harlange. Stephen Roy Palen-Pletschette June 25, 2000
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.
Spc6 Carl Anthony Palen of Dubuque, Iowa served in the United States Army. At about 0900 03 Jan 1971 a U-6A BEAVER (serial #52-25884) departed Qui Nhon on an administrative support flight to Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, carrying crewmen from the 61st AHC to collect replacement helicopters for the company. The helicopter crewmen would then fly the helicopters back to Qui Nhon. At 1120 hours, with the U-6 about 14 miles southeast of Phu Cat, radio and radar contact with the plane was lost. Because the pilot, Captain F. A. Rhodes, had announced plans to remain overnight at Ban Me Thuot, no immediate search was made. When search efforts were begun on 5 January, no trace of the aircraft or its seven occupants could be found. Formal search efforts ended on 9 January 1971. He is honored…