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This blog is dedicated the memory of my mother, Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill. Today would have been her 85th. birthday. Her mother died when I was young and I don’t remember her much. She was Phylis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman. Mother was only 36 then in 1963 and she missed her dearly, and always honored her memory.

My maternal Great Grandfather, was Frank Joseph Palen of Caledonia, Houston County,  Minnesota. His father, Leopold Frank Palen emigrated from Bachlieden, Diekirch, Luxembourg in 1862 to Caledonia, Minnesota.