My Maternal Great Grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen, Dubuque, Iowa

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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

Name: Frank Joseph Palen
Birth: Dec. 6, 1864
Houston County
Minnesota, USA

Death: Dec., 1953
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 Joseph & Emma Elsie 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:

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

Emma Elsie Claussen Palen (1865 – 1930)

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


Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24932109