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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Record added: May 04, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 26597153

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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 “Phyl” 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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Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069658
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Harry William Linderman & Phyllis Eugenia Palen wedding licence, Clayton County, Iowa, 27 Feb. 1923

My Maternal Great Grandfather~~Frank Joseph Palen~~Luxembourgeois Ancestors

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Leo & May Palen Family, 1898, Caledonia, Minnesota The exterior of Saint Mary's Church, Dubuque, ...   The exterior of Saint Mary’s Church, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. This shows the steeple and the exterior of the church. Frank attended this church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Above group photo: Leopold Frank Palen Family-1898-Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota

Back row— May, Lucy, Emil, Johanna, Henry (with mustache , Josephine, Frances, Frank Joseph (with mustache  [my Great Grandfather].

Middle row — Leopold Frank (with beard), Mary (Haupert) Palen.

Front row — Nicolas F., Joseph F., Anne.

Frank Joseph Palen, in 1948, at 705 W. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa. Great Grandsons; Mike Jackson, Pete & Bill Burgess

Frank Joseph Palen
 
Birth: Dec. 6, 1864
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec., 1953
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

My Maternal Great Grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen, son of Leopold Frank Palen & Mary (May) Haupert Palen, from Bachleiden, Luxembourg.

Married Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen in 1885 in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.

Father of Leo Frank, Phylis Adele “Eugenia”(Linderman), Hedwig G., and Flossie Palen.

Devout Catholic.

Resided at 1208 Jackson St. in Dubuque, Iowa.

Married second time to a widow, Ann Nason, who had one daughter (name unknown Nason).

Frank & Ann Nason Palen had no children together.

Frank Palen, attended a Catholic Church, there close to the River, the Cathedral of St. Raphael there on Bluff St, because that is where his Grandson, Robert Leon Palen, was ordained on 7 June 1941.

Frank Joseph & Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen are buried beside each other in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.

Frank resided in Retirement Home near Mount Calvary Cemetery up until his death, because Ann had died before him. His home at 1208 Jackson Street was sold, and the house was hers from her former marriage.

A world of thanks to LeRoy Amacher for taking the time to go and take this photo of Frank J. & Emma E. Palen’s headstone. I was soooo excited to see it for the first time!

Frank & Emma’s Granddaughter, my Mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill, was 84, and resided in Houston, Texas, Jan. 1, 2012. Mother passed away on 9 March 2012.

Family links:

Parents:
Leopold Frank Palen (1839 – 1909)
May Haupert Palen (1844 – 1937)

Spouse:
Emma Elsie Claussen Palen (1865 – 1930)

Children:
Leo Frank Palen (1890 – 1971)
Fleicitas M. Palen Strueber (1892 – 1920)
Hedwig J Palen Genz (1898 – 1921)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)

Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24932109

Leopold Frank Palen Emigrated From Bachleiden, Luxembourg In 1862 To Caledonia, Minnesota

English: Historic Courthouse, Caledonia, Houst...
English: Historic Courthouse, Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Dubuque County Courthouse. This particular...
The Dubuque County Courthouse. This particular courthouse is an example of Beaux-Arts architecture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Red Stone Bed & Breakfast in Dubuque, Iowa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leo & May Palen Family, 1898, Caledonia, Minnesota

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 Haupert.Front row — Nicolas F., Joseph F., Anne.

My 2nd. Great Grandfather, Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen, husband of Mary “May” (Haupert) Palen. Leo was born on 4 February 1839 in Diekirch, Luxembourg, and died on 2 November 1909 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Both of them from Bachlieden, Luxembourg. Leo emigrated in 1862 to New York then Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Leo and May married on 29 March 1864 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Leo was a farmer, and May was a Homemaker.

Parents of twelve (12) children: Frank Joseph, Anne (Molitor), Mary A. (Hengel), Frances (Fuos), Nicholas Frank “Nick”, Johanna “Jennie” (Gaspard), Henry, John, Emil, Josephine (Westcott), Lucille “Lucy” (Koel), Josef F. “Joe” Palen.

Leopold’s parents were Joseph Palen & Anne Catherine (Pletschette) Palen both of Bachlieden, Luxembourg. Both were Catholic. They are buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. 

My Maternal Grandmother, Phylis Adele (Palen) Linderman, was the daughter of Frank Joseph Palen.

According to the U.S.Census for Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota for 1880, Mary’s father, Frank Haupert (Hupert), resided with “Leo” and “May” Palen in 1880. He was listed as age 72, retired farmer from Luxembourg. All were Catholic.

Luxembourg, 1980, Postcard

I traveled to Luxembourg, France, Belgium,  Netherlands, and England in April 1980 with my parents, Louis & Jean Mancill, and my husband, at that time, Richard Fallin. This is one of the postcards from my trip.

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English: Houston, Minnesota County Courthouse
English: Houston, Minnesota County Courthouse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Coat of arms of the municipality of Diekirch, Luxembourg Français : Armoiries de la commune de Diekirch (Luxembourg) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.