Luxembourg, Homeland of my Palen and Pletschette Ancestors

Luxembourg Ardennes, Luxembourg

BORDERLINES April 17, 2012, 12:30 pm   By FRANK JACOBS

Luxembourg is about as cuddly as countries come: prosperous, picturesque and delightfully tiny. At 999 square miles, it is the smallest but one of the European Union states. You could drive its length (55 miles) or its width (35 miles) in less time than it takes to watch a feature-length movie — provided you don’t stop at one of the many touristy villages or vineyards along the way. The capital, also called Luxembourg, is a cozy city of barely 100,000 souls; its major problem is not drugs or urban decay, but the apparently unfixable fact that it’s rather boring.

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Luxembourg is the only country in the world ruled by a grand duke, which sounds more like the setup to a fairy tale than a real-world constitutional arrangement. The grand duchy is a founding member of the European Union and NATO and hosts the European Court of Justice, Eurostat (the European Statistical Office), the Secretariat of the European Parliament and other supranational institutions. Luxembourg expects to be listened to and taken seriously by its international peers. And it is: of its last four prime ministers, one went on to become president of the United Nations General Assembly, another of the European Commission, and a third of the Eurogroup.

All that from a country less populous than Hanover, Germany’s 13th largest city. It is so small that even tiny Belgium is able to smirk about the grand duchy’s size, replicating the scorn heaped upon itself by its own larger neighbors. Why is Luxembourg so determined to punch above its weight? Could it be that it has a grander idea of itself than its neighbors have? An elevated sense of self is a useful survival tool, for countries as well as people. But Luxembourgers could argue that they don’t have delusions of grandeur, but rather memories of grandeur. Once upon a time, you see, there was a Greater Luxembourg.

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The state’s roots go back to 963 A.D., when Siegfried, count of the Ardennes, acquired Lucilinburhuc, an old Roman fort with a Frankish name. Over the next few centuries, the House of Luxembourg would choose its wars and wives wisely, and the County of Luxembourg would grow to encompass an area four times the size of the present grand duchy.

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Indeed, Luxembourg’s international ambitions, mainly within the vast and chaotic German Empire, are almost as old as the house itself. It produced three Holy Roman emperors, several kings of Bohemia and a fair share of archbishops. Perhaps Luxembourg’s most lasting impression on the empire was the Golden Bull of 1365, a decree that would determine how Holy Roman emperors would be elected for over four centuries, until the empire’s dissolution in 1806. It was issued by Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg, king of Bohemia, who in 1354 elevated his ancestral county to a duchy.

Unfortunately, Luxembourg soon lost control of its own fate. In 1441 Duchess Elizabeth sold it to Burgundy; it later passed into Hapsburg hands and was eventually integrated into the Netherlands as one of its 17 provinces. Lack of an independent dynasty meant an end to Luxembourg’s influence in the world, and it eventually fell under the geopolitical knife. Like once enormous Poland, to the east, it suffered three partitions, resulting in the bonsai nation it currently is.

In fact, the three countries surrounding present-day Luxembourg all own territory that once belonged to the Duchy of Luxembourg, and they all at one point or another demanded its total annexation into their own territory. In 1659, the Treaty of the Pyrenees accorded just over 400 square miles (or 10 percent of its size at the time) of Luxembourg to France, which gained the fortified cities of Stenay, Thionville and Montmédy. At the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Prussia got the fort at Bitburg, and all lands west of a new riverine border, further reducing Luxembourg by 880 square miles (or an additional 24 percent of the original). Part of these lands would go to Belgium after the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

But the worst loss occurred in 1839, when the Netherlands accepted the Treaty of London, formally recognising Belgian independence. In return, the Dutch king William I got to keep the eastern halves of Limburg and Luxembourg, provinces which had nevertheless cheered on Belgium’s secession. As a result, the grand duchy lost its western half (1,687 square miles, or 42 percent of its territory at its largest extension) to Belgium, which still has a province also called Luxembourg. William remained grand duke of the eastern half of Luxembourg, establishing a personal union with the Netherlands that would last until 1890.

And of course the country didn’t avoid the horrors of 20th century Europe, either: in the first half of the 20th century, Germany brutally occupied Luxembourg twice, annexing it outright the second time.

That list of unfortunate events would be enough justification for a grand duchy to be brimming with resentment, with local politicians falling over one another demanding the return of the lost territories, a condition common to many once grand nations. But political extremism is a fringe movement in Luxembourg politics —probably so small that it can be identified as that one guy fuming behind his Weissbier in a bar in Echternach.

Instead, Luxembourg has sublimated irredentism, that unpalatable side dish of nationalism, into something much more powerful. Outwardly, the Luxembourgers are the best students of the European class. Their national motto, rendered in Luxembourgish, is: “Mir wölle bleiwe, wat mir sin” (“We want to stay what we are”), a good summary of the folksy, don’t-rock-the-boat conservatism that dominates the political scene.

But the real slogan might just as well be: “We want to become what we were”: European power brokers, as they were in the Middle Ages. Luxembourg is stealthily positioning itself as the central pivot of a new supernational zone within Europe, generically called the Grande Région.

This Greater Region of Luxembourg is one of Europe’s many cross-border cooperations called Euroregions, welding Luxembourg with the Walloon region of Belgium (including its German-speaking area), the French region of Lorraine, and the German states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate. The Greater Region is much wider than the old Greater Luxembourg, comprising an area of 25,250 square miles and counting more than 11 million inhabitants.

Ostensibly only a forum to discuss economic, social, cultural and tourist affairs, the Greater Region of Luxembourg could nevertheless be seen as the inchoate resurrection of an ancient European entity: Middle Francia, the centerpiece of Charlemagne’s empire. It’s been a long time coming: While the empire’s eastern and western parts later evolved into Germany and France, Middle Francia — extending in a narrow corridor from the North Sea to the Mediterranean — did not survive its creation at the Treaty of Verdun, in 843 A.D., for very long.

Perhaps this is Luxembourg’s insurance policy in case the European Union goes to the dogs. Plan A is to be the best student in the European class, at which is excels. Plan B is to recreate Middle Francia, but this time as a viable third way between France and Germany. Middle Francia’s undoing was its lack of cultural cohesion. Perhaps the Luxembourgers, fluently trilingual, can turn that defect around to an advantage. And maybe one day, Europeans tired of a superstate dominated by France and Germany will resolutely declare, from Amsterdam to Athens: “Mir wölle bleiwe, wat mir sin.”

Frank Jacobs is a London-based author and blogger. He writes about cartography, but only the interesting bits.


And about two-thirds the size of Rhode Island, smallest of the 50 American states. Luxembourg held the distinction of being the smallest member state until the 2004 accession of Malta, which is only 121 square miles in size, about twice the size of the District of Columbia.

The French and standard international name of the city and country; in German, it is called Luxemburg; in Luxembourgish, it is called Lëtzebuerg. All three are official languages, with French the sole legislative language, German used for fiscal matters and in the press, and Luxembourgish (French vocabulary grafted on a German dialect) deployed in everyday conversations.

So boring that at least one local girl found no way better to spend her spare time than to correspond with an adolescent, pre-famous Morrissey: “Spending warm summer days indoors, writing / Frightening verse to a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg.”

A grand duchy is a rare nomenclature, defining the sovereign territory of a monarch below the rank of king but above that of prince. One of the earliest, and longest-lived, examples is the grand duchy of Tuscany, which existed from 1569 to 1860. Napoleon created a handful of semi-independent grand duchies to solidify his European conquests (e.g. the grand duchies of Würzburg and Frankfurt). The Congress of Vienna, undoing Napoleon’s work, showed a curiously similar predilection for grand duchies, creating a dozen of them in and near Germany. Of these, only Luxembourg has maintained its independence, and its grand duke.

There has been a contingent of about 10 Luxembourgish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan since 2003, integrated with a Belgian battalion tasked with the defense of Kabul airport.

In order: Gaston Thorn (1975-1976), Jacques Santer (1995-1999) and Jean-Claude Juncker (2005-present). The Eurogroup is the council of euro zone finance ministers maintaining political control over the euro currency. Luxembourgers also have their hands on the levers of power across the Atlantic. J. Dennis Hastert, speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, is a Luxembourgian-American. That same community produced a United States governor (Richard F. Kneip, of South Dakota), an Oscar winner (Loretta Young), a Nobel Prize laureate (the chemist Paul Lauterbur) and a baseball Hall of Famer (Red Faber). For more on this tiny but fascinating community, see the archives of the Luxembourg News of America.

The name was long thought to mean “little fortress,” but the prefix could also refer to a type of fortified promontory known in German as a “Letze.” In the 19th century, Luxembourg’s heavily fortified Bock hill was known as the “Gibraltar of the North.”

 Presiding over a Golden Age for Bohemia, Charles is considered father of the nation in the Czech Republic. He founded the university in Prague that is still named after him.

Concluded between France and Spain on Pheasant Island, mentioned earlier in this series.

Which was installed and still operates as a condominium, previously discussed here.

One monarch ruling over two (or more) distinct countries. The personal union between the Netherlands and Luxembourg ended in 1890 when William III left only a female heir. Wilhelmina became queen of the Netherlands, but as Luxembourg followed the Salic Law (allowing only men to the throne), William III was succeeded by Wilhelmina’s distant relative, Adolphe of Nassau-Weilburg.

Banality is an excellent cloak for deviousness. Hence the even more abstract alternate name for this Euroregion: SarLorLux.

Larger than West Virginia and more populous than Michigan.

Its northern part was later also called Lotharingia, after its king Lothair II. Its southern parts included Burgundy, the Provence and the kingdom of (northern) Italy.

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English: Arms of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Elements drawn by Sodacan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Charles IV, elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1346
Charles IV, elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1346 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Oberpallen ( Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ) - Pos...
Oberpallen ( Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ) – Postcard de 1907 – Image : Café restaurant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Luxembourg (Photo credit: jepoirrier)

 

 

 

 

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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 

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)

 

 

 

Descendants of Anna-Catharina (Pletschette) Palen

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Descendants of Anna Catharina Pletschette

Generation No. 1

1.  ANNA CATHARINA2 PLETSCHETTE  (JEAN PIERRE1) was born February 6,
1801 in Neuhausen,Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg, EUR, and died March 17,
1855 in Harel(Harlange) (Harlingen), Luxembourg, EUR 
(Source: Stephen Roy Palen, Death Date on Tombstone of Anne, e-mail
palensj@katsoft.com.).  She married JOSEPH ? PALEN April 4, 1820 in
Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR, son of JOHANN PALEN and MARIE MULLER..
He was born 1778 in Canton of Redange, Luxembourg, EUR 
(Source:Broderbund(Banner Blue Division), World Family Tree Vol. 13,  
(Web site (www.familytreemaker.com), "CD-ROM."), and died January 1864 in
? (Source: Broderbund(Banner Blue Division), World Family Tree Vol..
13,  (Web site (www.familytreemaker.com), "CD-ROM.").

Notes for ANNA CATHARINA PLETSCHETTE:
resided in Roodt later at Harlange Buried in Harlange(Harlingen).
Old house still there in April 2000

A headstone type cross showing the following readable data:
   1st line 'hier'
   2nd line 'ruhet' 3rd line 'Anna-Catharina Pletschette,'
   4th line 'Ehegattin des Joseph Palen,'
   5th line 'gestorben den 17.Marz 1855,' 6th line 'im Alter'
   7th line 'von'                                       =
   8th line '54 Jahren'
Meaning in English 'at this place rests Anna-Catharina Pletschette
Wife of Joseph Palen Deceased on March 17, 1855 at age of 54 years..
The cross is on catholic church(St. Servatius) property close to the
wall, but many years ago a new cemetery was built outside the village
& some of the old crosses were put close to the wall of the church..
The church is about 100 feet across the road from the old 'Palen
House'.  
Address on 5/20/1998  'Mrs Bode-Koeune Georgette
                       25, Rue Mgr Fallize
                       L-9655 HARLANGE

More About ANNA CATHARINA PLETSCHETTE:
Burial: 17 May 1855, Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery, Harel(Harlange) (Harlingen), Luxembourg, EUR
Children: Bet. 1800 - 1855, Joseph & Anna had 15 children, 
5 of whom died in infancy -- amoung them twins.

Comment 1: resided in Roodt & later at Harlange. Old house still
there in May 1998 Buried in Harlange(Harlingen)

Notes for JOSEPH ? PALEN:
RESIDED AT ROODT,d'ELL LATER AT HARLANGE

More About JOSEPH ? PALEN:
Event 1: Unknown, RESIDED AT ROODT, d'ELL
Event 2: Unknown, Later at Harlange

More About JOSEPH PALEN and ANNA PLETSCHETTE:
Marriage: April 4, 1820, Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR

Children of ANNA PLETSCHETTE and JOSEPH PALEN are:
 i. MARIE ?3 PALEN (Source: Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family
Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1,  (Release date: August 14, 1997), "CD-ROM."), b.
January 28, 1821, ?, Luxembourg, EUR; d. October 8, 1897, ?; m. JEAN ?
SCHRUP (Source: Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 13,
Ed. 1,  (Release date: August 14, 1997), "CD-ROM."), Abt. 1843, ?; b.
Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.

Notes for MARIE ? PALEN:
See the name Marie Palen & its source to where the next line came
from.  [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #0058, Date of Import: 
Jun 15, 2000]  Mary Palen -- check under name Nickolas Shrup

More About MARIE ? PALEN:
Comment1: October 8, 1897, she died at 8:15am on a sunday  with
sacrements after a long illness
Comment2: 1855, immigrated to Dubuque, IA, USA

Notes for JEAN ? SCHRUP:
See the name Jean Schrup & its source to where the next 2 lines came
from.
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #0058, Date of Import: Jun 15,
2000]
Nickolas Shrup
NICK SHRUP WAS OF THE FIRE MARINE.

More About JEAN SCHRUP and MARIE PALEN:
Marriage: Abt. 1843, ?

2. ii. DOMINIQUE ? PALEN, b. August 15, 1822, ?, Luxembourg, EUR; d.
Abt. 1896, ?.
 iii. MARIE-JOSEPHINE PALEN, b. May 12, 1824, ?, Luxembourg, EUR; d.
Unknown, ?; m. HENRY J TALBOT, Abt. 1846, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d.
Unknown, ?.

More About HENRY TALBOT and MARIE-JOSEPHINE PALEN:
Marriage: Abt. 1846, ?

3. iv. JOSEPH ? PALEN, b. Abt. 1826, ?, Luxembourg, EUR; d. Abt. 1875,
?.
4. v. NICHOLAS GREGOIRE PALEN, b. May 8, 1828, Harel(Harlange)
(Harlingen), Luxembourg, EUR; d. November 13, 1902, Dubuque, Dubuque
Co, Iowa, USA.
 vi. MARIE FRANCOIS CHRISTINE PALEN (Source: Broderbund(Banner Blue
Division), World Family Tree Vol. 13,  (Web site
(www.familytreemaker.com), "CD-ROM."), b. April 9, 1830, ?,
Luxembourg, EUR (Source: Stephen Roy Palen(11/11/1999, e-mail
(palensj@katsoft.com), Daubenfeld, René(Bavigne, City Hall,
Luxembourg, 11/11/1999, e-mail(haffren@aol.com).); d. Unknown, ?; m.
(1) JEAN ? BOEM, Abt. 1851, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. (2)
HENRI ? KRIER (Source: Rischard, Sale of Palen Harlange home in
1857.), 1854, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
Notes for MARIE FRANCOIS CHRISTINE PALEN:
See the name Marie Francois Palen & its source to where the next line
came from.
Christine Palen

More About JEAN BOEM and MARIE PALEN:
Marriage: Abt. 1851, ?

More About HENRI ? KRIER:
Residence: 1857, Hachiville, Canton of Clervaux, Luxembourg (Source:
Rischard, Sale of Palen Harlange home in 1857.)

More About HENRI KRIER and MARIE PALEN:
Marriage: 1854, ?

5. vii. PIERRE JOSEPH PALEN, b. Abt. 1832, ?, Luxembourg, EUR; d. Abt.
1892, ?.
 viii. ANNE MARIE FRANCOIS PALEN (Source: Broderbund(Banner Blue
Division), World Family Tree Vol. 13,  (Web site
(www.familytreemaker.com), "CD-ROM."), b. October 12, 1836, ?,
Luxembourg, EUR; d. Unknown, ?; m. ? ? BURKHART (Source:
Broderbund(Banner Blue Division), World Family Tree Vol. 13,  (Web
site (www.familytreemaker.com), "CD-ROM.").

Notes for ANNE MARIE FRANCOIS PALEN:
Immigrated to USA

See the name Anne Francois Palen & its source to where the next line
came from.~~Frances Palen ix. MARIE JOSEPHINE PALEN, b. October 20, 1838, ?, Luxembourg, EUR;
d. Unknown, ?; m. NICOLAS ? LUCAS (Source: Rischard, Sale of PalenHarlange home in 1857.), Abt. 1855, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?. 
More About NICOLAS ? LUCAS: Occupation: 1857, Laborer in Harlange, 
Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg (Source: Rischard, Sale of Palen Harlange home in 1857.) 
More About NICOLAS LUCAS and MARIE PALEN: Marriage: Abt. 1855, ? 
6. x. LEOPOLD FRANK PALEN, b. February 4, 1839, Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR; 
d. November 2, 1909, Dubuque, Dubuque Co, Iowa, USA. 
xi. MARGUERITE ? PALEN, b. Abt. 1840, ?, Luxembourg, EUR; d. Unknown, ?. 
Notes for MARGUERITE ? PALEN: Immigrated to USA
Descendants of Marie ? Palen 
Generation No. 1 1. MARIE ?7 PALEN (JOSEPH ?6, JOHANN ?5, PETER ?4, GOEDDEN ?3, JOHANN ??2, WILHELM ?1)
(Source: Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1, (Release date: August 14, 1997), "CD-ROM.")
She was born January 28, 1821 in ?, Luxembourg, EUR, and died October 8, 1897 in ?. She married JEAN ? SCHRUP
 (Source: Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1, (Release date: August 14, 1997), "CD-ROM.")
 Abt. 1843 in ?. He was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?. Notes for MARIE ? PALEN: 
See the name Marie Palen & its source to where the next line came from. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #0058, 
Date of Import: Jun 15, 2000] Mary Palen -- check under name Nickolas Shrup More About MARIE ? PALEN: 
Comment1: October 8, 1897, she died at 8:15am on a sunday with sacrements after a long illness Comment2: 1855, immigrated to Dubuque, IA, USA
 Notes for JEAN ? SCHRUP: See the name Jean Schrup & its source to where the next 2 lines came from. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #0058, 
Date of Import: Jun 15, 2000] Nickolas Shrup. NICK SHRUP WAS OF THE FIRE MARINE. More About JEAN SCHRUP and MARIE PALEN:
More About JEAN SCHRUP and MARIE PALEN: Marriage: Abt. 1843, ?

Fernand Pletschette wrote: Lydia, for sure I know that you are in contact with Jean Ferber.
I realy enjoy hearing that we made progress with the Kransz family. 
This all started the Pletschette family tree. 

Steve, could you help here? -----Original Message----- From: Lydia Krier [mailto:krierl@msn.comier] 
Sent: samedi 17 novembre 2001 12:10 To: Fernand@pletschette.com 
Subject: The Pletschette Family HomePage 
I have been in contact with Jean Ferber regarding the Kransz family. 
I know he has copied you what I have sent him on the Kransz family. 
I recently found out that Maria Palen (Died October 8, 1897) and John Schrup had 8 children,
one of them Nicholas J. Schrup. He married Mary Anna Kransz daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Faber Kransz. 
Do you know when Maria & John got married? I have an obit on Maria Palen that said they emigrated from Luxembourg in 1855,
with six little children and settled in Iowa. Do you know who were the parents of Maria? Also in the obit it
says that she leaves two brothers Nicholas and Leopold. Do you have any information on them? 
If you would like a copy of the obit I will email it to you. 
Thank you in advance for any information you can provide on Maria Palen & John Schrup. Lydia
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My Maternal Third Great Grandfather, Joseph Palen

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Resided in Roodt, d’Ell, later at Harlange.

Buried in Harlange (Harlingen), Luxembourg.

Joseph & Anna were married April 04, 1820 in Baschleiden, Luxembourg, EUR and had 15 children, 5 of whom died in infancy — among them twins.

 

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Old house still there in May 1998 A headstone type cross showing the following readable data:

1st line ‘hier’

2nd line ‘ruhet’

3rd line ‘Anna-Catharina Pletschette,’

4th line ‘Ehegattin des Joseph Palen,’

5th line ‘gestorben den 17.Marz 1855,’

6th line ‘im Alter’

7th line ‘von’

8th line ’54 Jahren’ Meaning in English: ‘at this place rests Anna-Catharina Pletschette

Wife of Joseph Palen

Deceased on March 17, 1855 at age of 54 years.

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The cross is on catholic church (St. Servatius) property close to the wall, but many years ago a new cemetery was built outside the village & some of the old crosses were put close to the wall of the church.

The church is about 100 feet across the road from the old ‘PALEN House’. Address on 5/20/1998 ‘Mrs Bode-Koeune Georgette 25, Rue Mgr Fallize L-9655 HARLANGE

7 Marie ? Palen *January 28, 1821 +October 8, 1897

7 Dominique ? Palen *August 15, 1822 +Abt. 1896

7 Marie-Josephine Palen *May 12, 1824 +Unknown

7 Joseph ? Palen *Abt. 1826 +Abt. 1875

7 Nicholas Gregoire Palen *May 8, 1828 +November 13, 1902

7 Marie Francois Christine Palen *April 9, 1830 +Unknown

7 Pierre Joseph Palen *Abt. 1832 +Abt. 1892

7 Anne Marie Francois Palen *October 12, 1836 +Unknown

7 Marie Josephine Palen *October 20, 1838 +Unknown

7 Leopold Frank Palen *February 4, 1839 +November 2, 1909

oo Mary ? Haupert *April 11, 1844 +1937

8 Frank Joseph Palen *December 6, 1864 +December 1953

8 Anne ? Palen *1865 +1945

8 May ? Palen *1866 +1954

8 Frances ? Palen *1872 +1959

8 Henry ? Palen *1873 +1959

8 Nicolas F Palen *December 6, 1873 +Abt. 1952

oo Gertrude Antoinette Walser *Abt. 1875 +January 31, 1919

9 Vernon Walser Palen *November 21, 1902 +April 23, 1994

oo Bernice Gertrude Roy *December 10, 1904 +September 9, 1981

10 Patricia Ruth Palen *March 14, 1927 +September 16, 1992

10 Sue Ann Palen *August 13, 1930 +Alive

10 Mary Joan Palen *November 16, 1933 +Alive

10 Stephen Roy Palen-Pletschette *June 22, 1937 +Alive

oo (Dorothy) Jean McGowan *December 2, 1944 +Alive

11 Patrick Louis Palen *March 17, 1967 +Alive

11 Daniel Stephen Palen *February 15, 1968 +Alive

11 Douglas William Palen *February 16, 1970 +Alive

oo Sonja Wagner *February 8, 1968 +Alive

12 Joshua Stephen Palen *November 17, 1994 +Alive

10 Michael Thomas Palen *January 28, 1941 +Alive

Below is 2nd wife of Nicolas F Palen #8 above.

oo Bertha F Deitelhof *May 9, 1897 +Sep 09, 1973

9 Charles F Palen *Jan 3, 1928 +Dec 26, 1972

8 Johanna ? Palen *Abt. 1875 +Abt. 1932

8 Emil ? Palen *1881 +Unknown

8 Joseph F Palen *1888 +1952

8 Josephine ? Palen *Unknown +Unknown

8 Lucy ? Palen *Unknown +Unknown

7 Marguerite ? Palen *Abt. 1840 +Unknown

6 Anne Marie Palen *Abt. 1783 +Unknown

6 Catherine ? Palen *Abt. 1788 +Unknown

6 Nicolas(rev) ? Palen *Abt. 1795 +Abt. 1864

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Palen Family Homestead This 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.

This is the PALEN Homestead that was bombed in WWII, but was restored. The woman in the foreground is the Grand Duchess Charlotte. This is directly across the road from St. Servatius Catholic Church in Harlange.  Stephen Roy Palen-Pletschette June 25, 2000

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Middle coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Introducing Luxembourg~Land of my Pletschette and Palen Ancestors

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Though too small for its full name to fit on most European maps, pint-sized Luxembourg (2586 sq km, or 82km long and 57km wide) is wonderfully diverse. Lush highlands and valleys in the northern Ardennes merge effortlessly with the Müllerthal’s ancient forested landscape to the east, where the vibrant town of Echternach makes an enjoyable base. The impossibly picturesque and ridiculously romantic (not to mention tourist-flooded) Vianden is just a short trip north from Luxembourg City; in the southeast snakes the Moselle Valley with its steep vineyards and riverside hamlets. In between all this are rolling farmlands dotted with pristine, pastel-toned houses and medieval hilltop castles.

Luxembourg’s cuisine is French and German based. The national dish is judd mat gaardebounen – slabs of smoked pork served in a thick cream-based sauce with chunks of potato and broad beans. Other specialities include ferkelsrippchen (grilled spareribs), liewekniddelen mat sauerkraut (liver meatballs with sauerkraut) and kachkeis (a cooked cheese). Beers to sink include BofferdingDiekirch, Mousel and Simon Pils, after which comes a host of local fruity white and sparkling wines. From 2008 you can enjoy all this in an untainted environment, thanks to recent legislation banning smoking in restaurants and, during dining hours, in cafés.

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Country Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Township Wiltz
Town Boulaide
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Contact 49 ° 54 ’00 “N 5 ° 49′ 01” E 49 ° 54 ’00 “North 
5 ° 49 ’01 “East
 
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My Luxembourger ancestors were from Bachleiden, Diekirch, Wiltz, Luxembourg. The Palen and Pletschette families emigrated to America in 1862 and settled in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.

My Maternal Third Great Grandmother, Anna Catherina (Pletschette) Palen

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English: Maastricht, Basilica of Saint Servatius. Two-part relief with Christ blessing Saint Servatius and Saint Peter (XIIth c.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: The pectoral cross (10th/11th c.) of Saint Servatius in the church treasury of the Basilica of Saint Servatius in Maastricht, the Netherlands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Wiltz, Luxembourg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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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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coat_of_arms-LuxembourgAnna-Catherine (Pletschette) Palen, Harlange, LuxAnna Catherine Pletschette Palen

Anna Catherina Pletschette Palen 

She was born on 6 February 1801 in NENGSEN,  NEUNHAUSEN, CANTON OF WILTZ, LUXEMBOURG.  Anne Marie married Joseph “Joe” Palen on 4 April 1820 in Bachleiden, DIEKIRCHLuxembourg. Joseph “Joe” Palen was born in 1778 in REIDEN-ATERT, REDINGEN, REDANGE, LUXEMBOURG.

They had fifteen children together. Five of them died in infancy.

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Français : L’église de Redange (Luxembourg) Lëtzebuergesch: Kierch vu Réiden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She died on 17 March 1855 in HAREL, HARLINGEN, HARLANGE, LAC DE LA HAUTE-SURE, LUXEMBOURG.  She was buried in the St. Servatius Catholic Cemetery, in Harlange, Luxembourg. Joe died in January 1864 in HAREL, HARLINGEN, HARLANGE, LAC DE LA HAUTE-SURE, LUXEMBOURG. They are buried in the same cemetery across the street from their home.

They resided at 25 RUE MGR FALLIZE, L-965, HAREL, HARLINGEN, HARLANGE, LAC DE LA HAUTE-SURE, LUXEMBOURG from 1820 to 1855, when Anne Marie died. 

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English: Coat of arms of the municipality of Redange-sur-Attert, Luxembourg Français : Armoiries de la commune luxembourgeoise de Redange-sur-Attert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Coat of arms of the municipality of Neunhausen, Luxembourg Français : Armoiries de la commune luxembourgeoise de Neunhausen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anna Catherina <i>Pletschette</i> PalenAnna Catherina <i>Pletschette</i> Palen

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We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1801
Canton de Wiltz
Diekirch, Luxembourg
Death: Mar. 17, 1855
Harlange
Diekirch, Luxembourg

Her Father was Jean-Pierre Pletschette and Anna Maria (Asselborn) Pletschette from Nengsen, Neunhausen, Canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg.Married: Josef Palen Sr. on 4 April 1820 in Bachlieden, Diekirch, Luxembourg.Children: Maria, Dominque (Dominick), Marie-Josephine, Joseph Jr., Nicholas Gregorie, Marie-Francois Christine, Pierre-Joseph, Anne-Marie Francois, Marie-Josephine, Leopold Frank, Marguerite, Julien, and Christine Palen.Anne & Joseph Palen had fifteen (15) children, five (5) of whom died in infancy, among them twins. The old Palen homeplace is about 100 feet across the street from the Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery.
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
http://www.pletschette.net/PalenFamily.htm
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pletschette/index.htm

Family links:
Spouse:
Josef Palen (1778 – 1864)

Children:
Mary Palen Schrup (1827 – 1887)
Nickolaus Gregorie Palen (1828 – 1902)
Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)

Inscription:
At this place rests Anna-Catherina (Pletschette) Palen, the Wife of Josef Palen, Sr. Deceased on 17 March 1855 at the age of 54 years.

Note: Buried beside each other.

Burial:
Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery
Harlange
Diekirch, Luxembourg

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