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 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 Grandmother, Phyllis Eugenia Palen (Linderman)

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.

Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby)Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa.
Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby)Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa.

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. 

My Mother’s 85th. Birthday Present~Honoring Our Ancestors

Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby)Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa.
Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby)Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa.

Jean Marie Linderman, c. 1930

This is the only picture that I have of my mother at age two. Jean Marie Linderman, age 2, 1930, Dubuque, Iowa.Phylis Adele Palen Linderman, 1950-60's, Houston, Harris County, Texas at 4002 Arnold St, West University Place

Phyllis Adele Palen Linderman, 1950-60’s, Houston, Harris County, Texas at 4002 Arnold St, West University Place.

Jean Marie “Jeanie” Linderman Frederick Mancill

Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> MancillJean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> MancillJean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill

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 
 
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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.

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