Rev Fr Robert Leon “Bob” Palen

Rev Fr Robert Leon Bob PalenRev Fr Robert Leon Bob Palen

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. 

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 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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Record added: Jan 30, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 24270747

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

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).

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Spouse:
Marie Muller Palen (1759 – 1825)

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

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jul 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113646351

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  

 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 15, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 26840283

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.

 

LuxembourgAnna Maria Pletschette PalenCoat_of_arms_wiltz_luxembourgEurope trip-March 1980, Palen's emigrated from Luxembourg in 1862 to Caledonia, MinnesotaHallands_läns_vapenThis 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.Wiltz, Luxembourg

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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)