My Maternal Third Great Grandfather, Joseph Palen

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Resided in Roodt, d’Ell, later at Harlange.

Buried in Harlange (Harlingen), Luxembourg.

Joseph & Anna were married April 04, 1820 in Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR and had 15 children, 5 of whom died in infancy — among them twins.

 

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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.

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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

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

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Palen Family Homestead This is the Palen Homestead that was bombed in WWII (with the X), but was restored. The woman in the foreground is the Grand Duchess Charlotte.

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

Middle coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Luxe...
Middle coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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