My Maternal 3rd. Great Grandfather, Josef Palen, Sr, Luxembourg

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Neunhausen, Canton de Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg. 

Name: Josef “Joe” Palen, Sr.

Birth:  2 April 1779 in Ell, Canton de Redange, Diekirch, Luxembourg

Death:  2 January 1865  in Harlange, Canton de Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg 

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Neunhausen, Canton de Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg

Married: Anna-Catherina Pletschette (aka Pletschet) on 4 April 1820 in Neunhausen, Canton de Wiltz, 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).  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:  Jan. 1865  in the Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery 
Harlange, Canton de Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg  
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS (Sally Frederick-Johnson)
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_luxembourgHallands_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

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