Rev Fr Robert Leon “Bob” Palen

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Birth:  Oct. 14, 1916
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death:  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. 

Family links: 
 Parents:
  Leo Frank Palen (1890 – 1971)
  Besse Leone Koch Palen (1895 – 1962)

Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery 
Maquoketa
Jackson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 30
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Letter to cousin, Harry William Linderman, my Grandfather, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, 7-27-1982

St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque, Iowa.

Maquoketa Sacred Heart Catholic Church, c. 1950’s

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dubuque, Iowa

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa

Spec6 Carl Anthony Palen, POW/MIA South Vietnam, Vietnam War

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Birth:  Apr. 11, 1947, Dubuque, Iowa
Death:  Jan. 3, 1971, South Vietnam

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…

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Linderman Homeplace, Wise Owl, Wise Acres Farm, Crosby, Harris County, Texas

Linderman Family Genealogy

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My maternal grandparents, Harry William Linderman and Phyllis Eugenia (Palen) married on 27 February 1923 in Clayton County, Iowa.

They resided in Dubuque, Dubuque, County, Iowa in 1930.

In 1935 they resided in Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois.

They resided in Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana in 1940.

Harry & Phyllis had four daughters together: Yvonne Phyllis, Yvarra Irene (Billie), Jean Marie, and Patricia (Patsy) Mae Linderman.

In 1943 the family moved to Houston, Harris County, Texas. 

My grandfather loved watching owls. He was always making wise cracks. 

So, they named their home place “Wiseacres” in Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.

They moved to Houston, Harris County, Texas in 1943. They also named their place there “Wiseacres” in Crosby, Harris County, Texas.

My mother was in the last year of high school and transferred from Indianapolis to Lamar High School.

Jean Linderman, Roy Nelson, Mike Jackson, 1945, Wiseacres (H.W. Harry & Phyllis Linderman's farm), Crosby, TX

Jean Linderman, Roy Nelson, Mike Jackson, and unknown friend, 1945, “Wiseacres”…

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My Maternal Fourth Great Grandfather, Johann “Jean” Palen, Luxembourg

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Oberpallen ( Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ) – Postcard de 1907 – Image : Café restaurant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Johann “Jean” Palen

Birth: 1750
Roodt-les-Ell
Diekirch, Luxembourg

Death: 1825
Roodt-les-Ell
Diekirch, Luxembourg

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Born in 1750 in RUED 1, ROODT 1, ELL, GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG.Died in 1825 in RUED 1, ROODT 1, ELL, GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG.

Married in 1777 to Marie Muller (Mueller) in RUED 1, ROODT 1, ELL, GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG.

source: COMPILED BY VERNON WALSER PALEN, PEDIGREE CHARTS OF PALEN FAMILY-Jean Linderman Mancill -RECEIVED FROM VIRGINIA PALEN-LONG OF DIXON, ILLINOIS. (JAN. 1, 1965).

Family links:
Spouse:
Marie Muller Palen (1759 – 1825)

Children:
Josef Palen (1778 – 1864)
 
Burial:
Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery
Harlange
Diekirch, Luxembourg 

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My Maternal Third Great Grandfather, Josef “Joe” Palen, Sr, Rodange, Luxembourg

Rodange, Luxembourg

Josef “Joe” Palen, Sr.

Birth:  1778

Rodange
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Death:  Jan., 1864
Harlange
Diekirch, Luxembourg 

Born in Reiden-Atert, Redingen, Redange, Luxembourg.
Died Jan. 1864 in Harel, Harlingen, Harlange, Luxembourg.Married Anna Catherina Pletschette on 4 April 1820 in Bachlieden, Diekirch, Luxembourg. His Father was Johann (Jean) Palen, and his mother was Marie Muller (Mueller). Father of fifteen (15) children: Marie, Dominque (Dominck), Marie-Josephine, Joseph, Nicholas Gregorie, Marie-Francois Christine, Pierre Joseph, Anne-Marie Francois, Marie-Josephine, Leopold Frank, Marguerite, Julien, and Christine Palen. He is buried in the St. Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery, Harlange, Luxembourg beside his wife Anne Catharine (Pletschette) Palen.

Source: COMPILED BY VERNON WALSER PALEN, PEDIGREE CHARTS OF PALEN FAMILY–RECEIVED FROM VIRGINIA PALEN-LONG OF DIXON, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (researched JAN. 1, 1965) (1902-1994). His son was STEPHEN ROY PALEN, GOOD WEBSITE FOR PALEN & PLETSCHETTE: (1999), PLETCHETTE/PALEN FAMILY HOME PAGE. Short Footnote: PLETCHETTE/PALEN FAMILY HOME PAGE.

Saint Servatius [2] (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 

Family links: 
 Parents:
  Johann Palen (1750 – 1825)
  Marie Muller Palen (1759 – 1825)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Catherina Pletschette Palen (1801 – 1855)
 
Children:
Mary Palen Schrup (1827 – 1887)
Nickolaus Gregorie Palen (1828 – 1902)
Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)

Burial: 

Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery 
Harlange
Diekirch, Luxembourg  

 
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Leopold Frank Palen family-1898-Caledonia, Minnesota. Back row– May, Lucy, Emil, Johanna, Henry (with moustache), Josephine, Frances, Frank Joseph (with moustache). Middle row — Leopold Frank (with beard), Mary “May” Haupert. Front row — Nicolas Frank, Joseph Frank, Anne Palen.

 

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English: Basilica of Saint Servatius, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Portrait bust of Saint Servatius in the treasury (±1580). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Former railing of Saint Servatius bridge Maastricht, The Netherlands. Français : Garde-corps du pont Saint-Servatius, Maastricht, Pays-Bas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

My Maternal Grand Uncle, Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen

Leo F. Palen, 1208 Jackson Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001, June 7, 1917

Leo Frank Palen 
 
Birth:  Mar. 28, 1890
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death:  Jun., 1971
Dixon
Lee County
Illinois, USA 

Leo Frank Palen, husband of Besse Leone (Koch) Palen, resided 815 Galena Ave., Dixon, Lee County, Illinois.
Father of Virginia Palen (Long), Rev. Robert “Bob” Leon Palen, and William “Billy” Edward Palen.

His Parents were Frank Joseph Palen, and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen.

His parents Frank and Emma resided at 1208 Jackson St., Dubuque, Iowa, 52001. 

Beds 4 Bed, Baths 2 Bath, House Size 2,195 Sq Ft, Lot Size 2,600 Sq Ft Lot, 
Year Built 1890

Leopold’s Grandparents were Leopold Frank Palen and Mary “May”(Haupert) Palen both from Luxembourg. They resided in Caledonia, Houston, County, Minnesota.

Leo was the beloved brother of my Grandmother, Phyllis Eugenia(Palen) Linderman. 

Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
  Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen (1865 – 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Besse Leone (Koch) Palen (1895 – 1962)
 
 Children:
  Robert Leon Palen (1916 – 2002)

  Virginia Besse “Ginnie” Palen (Long) (1919 – 2015)
  William Edward “Billy” Palen (1933 – ____) 

Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery 
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA  

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Virginia (Palen) Long, Leo Palen, Harry Linderman, & Jean (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, c.1970.

Leo Frank Palen

Leo Frank Palen, Dixon, Illinois, circa 1950’s.


Leo Frank Palen and his sister, Phylis “Phyl” Palen Linderman, Dixon, Will County, Illinois, c. 1960’s 

 
 
 Leo Palen, Dec. 1962, 4102 Arnold St., Houston, Harris County, Texas, in the backyard of Harry & Phyllis Linderman’s home (Leo’s sister).

Palen family-1898–Back row–May, Lucy, Emil, Johanna, Henry (with moustache), Josephine, Frances, Frank Joseph (with moustache). Middle row–Leopold Frank (with beard), Mary “May” (Haupert) Palen. Front row–Nicholas Frank, Joseph Frank, and Anne Palen in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.

Patsy, Phyllis Linderman, and Leo Palen, Dixon, Illinois, 1946

Patricia “Patsy” Linderman, Phyllis Linderman, Leo Palen, Dixon, Illinois, 1946.

My Maternal Great Grandmother, Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen

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Emma Elsie Claussen Palen

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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